Written by Matthew Cannata
There are many interesting storylines going into training camp this year but the most interesting and important one will be how the new offensive line develops as a unit and how they can work to improve on last year's horrendous season. Ironically, when the Dolphins were on pace to give up 72 sacks after four games into the 2013 season, former guard Richie Incognito said that everyone should be fired if that happens.
Well, every starter pretty much did get fired, with the exception of Mike Pouncey. However, with him out due to injury, the Dolphins will have five new starters on the offensive line when they square off against the New England Patriots in week one of the 2014 season.
The Dolphins are set on the ends with Branden Albert at left tackle and Ja'Wuan James at right tackle. In the interior though, questions remain. Dallas Thomas is penciled in right now as the starting left guard but can he continue to impress once the pads come on? The biggest question is who will play center and that decision will impact what happens at the right guard position.
My prediction is that Shelley Smith moves to center and the right guard position becomes a battle between Billy Turner and Daryn Colledge. It will be interesting to see how all this all shakes out.