The Miami Dolphins 2012 season is all over but the crying….actually, there’s already been a little crying. However, the Dolphins still have a lot to sort out in the remaining 3 games of the season. Which of their own free agents should they resign this offseason? Should the Dolphins bring back Reggie Bush or can Lamar Miller be an every down back? Can Jonathan Martin handle left tackle or do the Dolphins need to start talking to Jake Long about a new contract? Although the Dolphins are still mathematically alive for the playoffs, the rest of the season should be used for Joe Philbin to evaluate what he has on the roster.
Outside of the Jonathan Martin/Jake Long question posted above, I think the next most important decision will come in the Dolphins backfield. Reggie Bush is set to become a free agent this offseason. He’ll probably command about $3-4 million per season on the free market (if not more). However, the Dolphins have drafted running backs in each of the last 2 drafts. The Dolphins used a 2nd round pick on Daniel Thomas in 2011 and a 4th round pick on Lamar Miller in 2012. (cont’d on page 2, click below)