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I did not expect the Dolphins to struggle this much this year

NFL: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have not been good this year. it is not an offense, a defense, a player, or a coach issue. It is a team issue. Everything and everyone is at fault for the 4-6 Dolphins.

And that is the most unexpected part of this season.

Before the Dolphins lost quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a season ending reaggravation of his knee injury, I had said the Dolphins coukd end the season 9-7 or 8-8 and be a better team than they were last year, even with a worse record. After the team signed Jay Cutler to replace Tannehill, I thought 8-8 was probably about where the team wound up.

Instead, they are sitting at 4-6 and struggling to look like a cohessive football team.

The Dolphins cannot find their offensive rhythm, despite having players like Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Kenny stills, and Julius Thomas. The defense has worn down, with Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh, Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons, and Reshad Jones simply not being able to be as effective as they were early in the year.

A drop off due to a quarterback change in training camp was expected. This seeming complete collapse was not. The coaches need to fix it. The players need to fix it. Everyone is reaponaible for the struggles of this team. Now it has to be fixed.

This team looking like this is clearly the most unexpected thing for Dolphins fans in 2017.