In a season full of ups and downs, trials and tribulations, injuries and miracles, the Miami Dolphins are still — somehow — alive in the AFC playoff race. Even more remarkable they are still — barely — alive in the AFC East divisional race. It would take something of a(nother) miracle for this Dolphins team to actually make the playoffs this season. But the fact it’s even possible is astounding.
The season started off incredible, with the new-look Miami Dolphins jumping out to a 3-0 start. Then, as they seemingly do every season, injuries, internal strife, and questionable coaching decision set in. It’s easy to look at the 2018 season for the Dolphins and say “Look at all the injuries, this is remarkable”. It’s true, to an extent.
For the 2018 Miami Dolphins to be in the playoff hunt this late in the season with all they’ve overcome is great. But many of the things they’ve had to overcome this season have been self-inflicted. That needs to change if fans are ever going to get more than a .500 ball club on a consistent basis.
How, exactly, do things change? Well, that’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? I’m certainly not naive enough to think I have all the answers. However; left to my own devices, here’s what I would do to turn the Miami Dolphins around for 2019.