Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (not pictured) helmet and cleats during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Branden Albert on Dolphins line: We’ve got a lot of work

The Miami Dolphins offensive line was nothing short of deplorable last season. Second year quarterback Ryan Tannehill had limited opportunities to shine as the pocket around him was consistently undermined and full of opposing players.

By year’s end, the Dolphins had allowed the most sacks in the NFL (58) by far. During the offseason, the Dolphins made some major moves in order to strengthen the offensive line through free agency and the draft.

The Dolphins scooped up 2013 Pro Bowler Branden Albert, added Ja’wuan James in the NFL Draft, as well as picked up interior lineman Daryn Colledge. 

Essentially, everything for the Dolphins offensive line has changed as they look forward to improving immensely from last year’s terrible play and bullying scandal.

Albert recently spoke to the Miami Herald, and explained that their is still a lot of work to do heading into training camp:

We’ve got a lot of work. We’ve got some young guys. I’m still learning. I tell people I’m not perfect. I’m trying to figure out stuff, so the more I figure it out the more I can help Mr. James and all of the other young guys.

Unfortunately for the Dolphins, the offensive line woes continued this offseason as their center and leader of the line Mike Pouncey, was forced to undergo hip surgery. He will likely miss a large chunk of games to start the season as he will be on the physically unable to perform list.

The rest of the linemen will need to step up to fill Pouncey’s role in order to help the Dolphins start off on the right foot in 2014.

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