By the time the Dolphins reached Week 14 of the 2007 season, they were united on one front in a locker room otherwise lacking in unity or pretty much anything else typically associated with success.
"We were ready for the season to be over," defensive end Vonnie Holliday said.
The Dolphins were 0-12, on their way to 0-13. Their first win would finally come in Week 15 ... and would be followed by two more losses to put the finishing touches on a 1-15 disaster.
A year later, the Dolphins find themselves in such a different place that it almost boggles the mind. At 7-5, they enter Week 14 only one game out of first place in the AFC East.
"Now you're sitting here in December and you're in the hunt," Holliday said. "Coming off of last year, I never thought that we'd be where we are right now."