Last season, the tension in the air in the locker room seemed to be thick enough that you could cut it with a knife. There was drama between the receivers and the quarterback and the defense fell apart in the final minutes more than once which led to a lot of frustration for the whole team.
Now coming into this year, the alleged problem players have moved on to other teams, the roster has been rebuilt and refurbished to fit around the strengths of the quarterback, the defense is poised to make a huge jump thanks to the signings that have been made, and 2-time Pro Bowl Center Mike Pouncey couldn't be any happier about it.
"Just excited about the new year coming up, we've got a totally new football team, the vibe in the building feels great," said Pouncey, "I can tell you one thing, this team's gonna be ready for this upcoming season."
Pouncey will be switching back to his natural position of center this upcoming season after spending last season at right guard purely out of necessity, and the Pro Bowler is looking forward to what the offense will be able to do.
"Just the growth of our offense, this is our second year with Bill Lazor as our offensive coordinator, and we're just more comfortable with it right now and so we just can't wait to see how it's gonna work out this year."
Pouncey's excitement isn't limited to the offensive side of the ball however, the defense has him pumped up about the season as well, and it mostly stems from the signing of a very special individual whom Pouncey once said he was excited to face off against.
"We got one of the best defensive players in all of the NFL, and that's Ndamukong Suh, so our defense is really excited about that. He's not only just a great football player, he makes other players around him good, and so we're excited about what he's going to do to our football team."
Pouncey will now have the chance to face off against Suh for every snap of training camp, and the fact that the offensive line will be facing the best talent in the league all season means that everyone is going to get better much quicker, and that means more wins for the new-look Dolphins.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter: @FLSportDebater