5 questions from the Dolphins for the 2018 season • First and Ten

5 questions from the Dolphins for the 2018 season • First and Ten

Things did not go well for the Dolphins in 2017 between hurricanes, disappointments and injuries. Now a very different 2018 season is expected in Miami. The return of Ryan Tannehill gives the team a lot of hope, although it has rarely proved to be the QB that the franchise requires. These are the 5 question marks of the Dolphins that will determine their 2018 season.
 1.-End of the drought?
 The return of Tannehill is not the only good news for the Dolphins' followers, the team was immersed in the Free Agency in an interesting way. Head coach Adam Gase has reaffirmed his support for the veteran QB, praising his recovery and hopes that after 17 long postseason-free years, the year 2018 is finally when this franchise becomes dangerous again.
 2.- Who will be the main WR?
 The Dolphins decided to let go in the offseason to the favorite WR of Tannehill. Now who will be chosen by Tannehill? Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola arrived from the Free Agency and join a WR corps confirmed by Kenny Stills, Jakeem Grant and DeVante Parker. Gase is confident that his offensive shows more options, but I do not agree. Amendola still has gas, but it is not an explosive WR. Wilson gave sparks in Kansas and perhaps is his most dangerous weapon, but none of those that make up this group has the potential to generate as much confidence to Tannehill as Landry at the time.
 3.- Defensive doubts
 The three areas of the Miami defense generate doubts. The line is patched, with the only addition of Robert Queen from the Rams. The group of linebackers showed extreme slowness last year and nothing was done to improve it although it is expected that the return of the young Raekwon McMillan, who was injured in 2017 will generate instant success with Kiko Alonso.
 The high school is the best thing that Miami has, led by safety Reshad Jones, who in fact was the safety with more tackles in the entire NFL, as well as the arrival of rookie and first pick of his 2018 Draft, Minkah Fitzpatrick.
 4.- Last attempt for Adam Gase?
 After two clean seasons, the time and opportunities for head coach Adam Gase are over. Miami has not seen real improvement since Gase came to the team. It is true that several major injuries made the 2017 season a tragedy, but I doubt that general manager Stephen Ross gave him much more time to this project.
 5.- Will Jay Ajayi continue missing?
 Last year, the Dolphins made the decision in the middle of the season to send their RB Jay Ajayi to the Eagles, something that few fans applauded. Luckily, a young runner called Kenyan Drake came out of the hat. Despite having a very poor offensive around him, he finished the season averaging 4-8 yards per attempt, making the loss of Ajayi easier. To respond even better to this doubt, Miami not only has Drake, but also the veteran Frank Gore, to help. The running game could be the most dangerous thing the Dolphins have in 2018.

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