The 2018 NFL regular season has been a roller coaster for the Miami Dolphins. They have had amazing moments and they have been embarrassed. They have looked formidable Jesse Davis Jersey , and they have looked trivial. They have high-fived on their way to the endzone, pulled off a miracle, allowed nine sacks in a game, and seen a 17-3 lead turn into a 27-17 loss in one quarter. They have excited new fans and frustrated long-time fans. It has been a tough year to be a Dolphins fan.And, despite the fact that they are 7-7 on the year, could finish with a winning record, and, although they are slim, still have playoff chances in mid-December, it feels like things have to chance this offseason for the Dolphins. Do they need a new quarterback? Do they need a new defensive coordinator? Do they need to blow up the entire coaching staff and front office? Are the Dolphins closer to being a first-overall pick team than they are a threat to the New England Patriots in the AFC East divisional title race - despite being the only team that has prevented the Patriots from clinching a tenth-straight division title through the first 15 weeks of the season? Do they have to continue to pour assets into an offensive line that is constantly in a state of rebuild? All of those are questions that have to be answered this offseason, and they have to be answered at every level from owner Stephen Ross on down.And yet, none of them are the top offseason need for the Dolphins this year.Miami needs to get healthy. Period.I do not know what has caused this rash of injuries that have plagued the team the last two years, but it has gotten ridiculous. Some of them are freak injuries - like Ryan Tannehill’s knee injury when Calais Campbell crashed into it at the end of the 2016 season or how he had his arm wrenched backward at the same time as it was going full speed forward - but something is odd when it comes to the health of the Dolphins.The 2017 season ended with safety Nate Allen, linebacker Lamin Barrow, guard Jermon Bushrod, wide receiver Leone Carroo, wide receiver Isaiah Ford Dwayne Allen Jersey , defensive end William Hayes, tackle Ja’Wuan James, cornerback Tony Lippett, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, linebacker Koa Misi, safety Maurice Smith, guard Anthony Steen, quarterback Ryan Tannehill, defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, tight end Julius Thomas, and free safety Michael Thomas all on the injured reserve list.The 2018 version of the team already has linebacker Chase Allen, center Jake Brendel, tight end A.J. Derby, quarterback Luke Falk, wide receiver Jakeem Grant, tight end MarQueis Gray, defensive end William Hayes Ryan Fitzpatrick Jersey , center Daniel Kilgore, guard Josh Sitton, cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, and wide receiver Albert Wilson on injured reserve. Running back Frank Gore will likely land there as well as reports indicate his foot injury will cost him the rest of the season. And, that list does not include quarterback Ryan Tannehill, tackle Ja’Wuan James, tackle Laremy Tunsil, wide receiver DeVante Parker, wide receiver Kenny Stills, center Travis Swanson, safety Reshad Jones, cornerback Xavien Howard, and defensive end Charles Harris, all of whom have missed games due to injury. The Dolphins have a big problem - and it is their health.There are changes that have to happen this offseason. This is not to excuse those changes. This is not to say the Dolphins would have been a Super Bowl contender this year if they had stayed healthy. This is not to say all teams do not deal with injuries all year. This is just saying that the Dolphins have a healthy issue and need to find a way to fix it.Rather than just listing the names, you can turn this into a starting lineup for the offense. These players are either on the injured reserve list or missed games (or in Gore’s case, will miss games) this season:QB: Ryan TannehillRB: Frank GoreT: Laremy TunsilG: Josh SittonC: Daniel Kilgore/Travis SwansonG: Jake BrendelT: Ja’Wuan JamesTE: MarQueis Gray/A.J. DerbyWR: DeVante ParkerWR: Albert WilsonWR: Kenny Stills/Jakeem GrantThings have not been great for the Dolphins on the injury front.The Dolphins have to address a lot of problems this year Jordan Phillips Jersey , but their biggest issue is not going to be fixed by blowing up the team, replacing the coaching staff, drafting a new quarterback, or signing a flashy name in free agency. Their biggest issue is going to be solved by getting - and staying - healthy this offseason and in the 2019 season. Good news! Ryan Tannehill is throwing the football! The bad news? Even though he is able to throw, that doesn’t mean he will be available on Sunday against the New York Jets. Adam Gase updated us on the quarterback’s status but stated that his velocity and power are just not there yet, but is slowly progressing.You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.Ryan Tannehill throwing, no word on status for Week Nine yet – ProFootballTalkWord before the Dolphins faced the Texans last Thursday night was that quarterback Ryan Tannehill would begin throwing this week in hopes of returning to the lineup after a right shoulder injury.Adam GaseWhat Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Monday (Jets week) - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FLDAVIE -- Coming off an extended break, the Dolphins start the second half of their season Sunday with a home game against the Jets.Dolphins Wide ReceiversWide receiver DeVante Parker expected to remain with Miami DolphinsDespite a largely frustrating year, DeVante Parker is expected to remain with the Miami Dolphins for the rest of the 2018 season.Dolphins 2018 SeasonAC In The AM: Critical Week To Find AnswersWith a few extra days to pick apart that loss to the Texans, with the Jets coming to town on Sunday and with Adam Gase having spent the weekend “evaluating everything” we offer up a few tablespoons of perspective on this final Monday morning of October.Phinsider News You May Have MissedThe Splash Zone 10/29/18: Grading The Dolphins At Midseason - The PhinsiderWelcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.Fixing the Miami Dolphins: Defense needs attention - The PhinsiderThe strength of the Miami Dolphins should be their defense, shutting down the passing game through the pass rush and secondary, forcing teams to try to beat them on the ground and stuffing them...Where do the Dolphins go from here? - The PhinsiderIs it just me or did it feel kind of like a bye week? It was kinda nice to have a stress free Sunday. Almost feels as if Thursday’s game didn’t happen. Sadly, it did though. The Miami Dolphins...
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