The Miami Dolphins may have had one of the more interesting training camps and preseason of any team in the NFL. New faces, new schemes, new transitions. It was like everyone was back in grade school wearing a nametag on the first day.
Those new faces, however, are supposed to help this team reach the playoffs.
The Dolphins finished preseason with a 2-3 mark - not the record head coach Joe Philbin and team general manager Jeff Ireland wanted. This is still a team in transition.
Following a 24-21 win over New Orleans in the final preseason game of the year, there is hope and a lot of work to be done.
There are have been many positives and negatives about the start of the season in South Florida. This is a team that should challenge for a playoff spot. But injuries have hurt this team as well. How the team handles adversity will determine plenty this season.
Here are some surprises or positive things we can take from this offseason.