When an artist paints a picture, it takes time for everyone to see the grand painting. There are many different elements, colors and moving parts that go into the piece before it is finished.
Similar to any painting, the Dolphins have been restructuring their team and have implemented new pieces and parts to their masterpiece.
Last season after starting 8-8, the Miami Dolphins once again went back to the drawing board.
After the hiring of Dennis Hickey, the Miami Dolphins left the personnel decisions in his hands and so far he has delivered. The Miami Dolphins started to fill in the missing pieces that they desperately needed last season. The biggest glaring need on the team was fixing their dreadful offensive line. The signing of Branden Albert, and the drafting of Juwan James instantly improved that problem.
Next was the offensive weapons that Ryan Tannehill needed to move forward and take the next step in his development.
Enter stud wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
The 5-11, 205 lb Louisiana State University standout has turned heads in South Florida during training camp and has created a buzz around the city of Miami.
“I think he’s really going to be somebody that’s going to surprise a lot of people and really bring some excitement to this team” said Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross.
Look for Landry to have a big impact next season working with Ryan Tannehill.
One of Tannehill’s strengths as a quarterback is throwing the intermediate and short throws. Landry should be one of Tannehill’s favorite targets since he is a polished possession receiver that runs routes precisely and can also spread the field. As training camp opened this year, Landry has shined in his drills and has given hope to the South Florida community.
With the addition of Landry, the Dolphins now can say that they have the best receiving core in the AFC East with Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson.
Though Wallace has the deep ball ability, having Landry on the opposite side of the field will make everyone’s job easier.
One of the biggest reasons that Landry could have an awesome season next year for the Dolphins is that he will be on the opposite side of Mike Wallace. Landry has the skills to fight for the football when it is in the air and bring it down. He also posses the ability to catch passes with acrobatic grabs and makes spectacular plays.
Tannehill will be looking for him early and often next season.
The picture being painted by the Miami Dolphins is starting to take shape, as their new culture (thankfully) is starting to take root inside of the organization.
Hopefully, the NFL will get to see a masterpiece.