Training camp is just around the corner for the Miami Dolphins and although the Phins are coming off of an 8-8 season and haven’t had a winning record since 2008, the optimism surrounding the team is as high as it’s been in years.
That will happen when you add All-Pro, best in the business, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to an already stout defense. The Miami Dolphins expect to have a physical defensive line and with the addition of Suh, both the sack numbers and run defense should be improved.
Other significant offseason additions include:
Kenny Stills (WR): Stills, who is just 23 years old, caught 63 passes for 931 yards and three touchdowns last year with the New Orleans. Stills is an ideal deep threat being added to Tannehill’s arsenal, with above average speed and a career average of 16.5 yards per catch. He is also competing for the kick return role.
Greg Jennings (WR): Jennings signed a two year deal with Miami on April 23, and is now reunited with former Green Bay offensive coordinator and current Dolphins head coach, Joe Philbin. Jennings, now entering his 10th season, will provide leadership to the young receiving core. Jennings is coming of a season where he caught 59 passes and 742 yards and should be a reliable option for Tannehill all year.
Jordan Phllips (DT): Phillips was the second round pick in the 2015 draft for the Miami Dolphins. AT 6-foot-5, 329 pounds, Phillips is a beast. He recorded 38 tackles (20 solo) in 2014 at the University of Oklahoma and was named to the second team All-Big 12 Conference. In addition to Pro Bowlers Cameron Wake and Suh, Phillips can have an impact quickly and will have good mentors to help him grow into his role.
Will these three players be enough to help Miami avoid another non-winning season? With an improved offense and a respectable receiving core, we think so. #PhinsUp