There is a thought that as every dawn rises it washes away the day before. Gives us a fresh start. Resigns our history to where it belongs in the past.
We currently reside in that dead period in the NFL offseason. Smack dab between the NFL Draft and the start of summer OTAs, training camps and eventually preseason. Very little actual news comes out.
All we have is speculation and reflection.
That is difficult for a team like the Miami Dolphins. Hiring a new coach, a first time coach leaves many more questions than answers when trying to predict the future of the team.
As far as reflection. All that gives you are the reasons why a new coach, a new regime was needed.
Adam Gase was not here last season, neither was Vance Joseph or Clyde Christensen. In case you are wondering those are the names of the new head coach of the Dolphins along with the defensive and offensive coordinators. Many players are new. Besides the draft picks; Kiko Alonso, Jason Jones, Byron Maxwell and Isa Abdul-Quddus are all entering their first year with the team(and that is just on the defensive side). These men should not have to pay for the sins of the past.
Just because players struggled here in the past does not mean they will struggle again. These are new coaches, new schemes. It is a new day. As fans we often forget these players are the top 1% of the top 1% of American football players on the planet. That is all that makes it to the NFL level. There is a reason they are here.
I watched tape on the offenses that Adam Gase and Clyde Christensen have run. I have watched tape on the defense Vance Joseph came from. What they have said they want to run seems to match up with what I saw on tape.
Vance Joseph said recently he wants to run an attacking defense and I believe him. I know we have all heard that before. However the players that have been brought in seem to fit that more than whatever you want to call the dumpster fire that was run in Miami for the last season and a half. It gives me hope.
Gase has said he likes what he has seen up close out of quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the various weapons available in this offense. And we have no reason not to believe him.
I do not suggest blind faith. As with any new coach there is a learning curve. Just give them that time.
As a writer I have had the mantra:
Show, Don’t Tell
drilled into me from day one.
Time to open our eyes and see what the dawn shows us.