One reason Miami's special teams aren't special
I can understand the grand desire to search the entire roster for special teams help, but why didn't the Dolphins consider the special teams in the offseason. You know, that's when most of Miami's core special teams players went elsewhere.
Sammy Morris? He's in New England.
Travis Minor? He's in St. Louis.
David Bowens? He's in New York, the team that just returned a kickoff 98 yards against the Dolphins.
Jim Maxwell? He got cut in the preseason.
That's four guys that excelled on special teams for the Dolphins dating back to last year and beyond. You get rid of four special teams players out of 11 starters, you shouldn't be surprised you have issues.
Oh, and this doesn't even count the fact the Dolphins also decided not to keep punter Donnie Jones and returner Wes Welker, two moves I did agree with.
The point is the moves that seemed inconsequential when studied individually have added up to a troublesome issue for Miami's special teams when the entire picture is taken into account. The Dolphins need to think about that in the future.