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"A TONY SPARANO offense will always be conservative. I don't see him changing his philosophy. The offense will be geared to playing toward the strength of the team, and that's the defense.
There's not a lot of development left in Chad Henne. He is not a great vertical passer, and he is a 50-50 proposition when it comes to how he plays on a week-to-week basis. He is, at best, a serviceable QB.
The Dolphins have a sound group of wideouts. Brandon Marshall would be the best receiver on just about any roster in the league. His numbers fell off slightly last season for two reasons: 1) When he was in Denver, that system was designed for him to make every possible play. The Dolphins have a little different approach; and 2) at several points last year Marshall was disgruntled over the quarterback play. Don't expect either of those situations to change this season.
Davone Bess has made huge gains over the last two years. He's tough to cover in the slot. ... Brian Hartline may play in some two-receiver sets, but he is Miami's third option. He can fly and can get open deep, but based on what the Dolphins do offensively, he doesn't get many opportunities to catch the ball over the top.
The tight end, Anthony Fasano, is a guy who Henne likes to look for.
Regardless, this team will stay on the ground. That's the reason why they drafted a big back, Daniel Thomas, in the second round. The Dolphins have a big, physical offensive line, and they have a coach who wants to run it. Thomas could have a really good year.
Reggie Bush is not an every-down running back. His role will be limited."
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