In this week's MMQB, Peter King gives us his preseason rankings and places the Dolphins at 6 -- ahead of the Jets and Patriots.
6. Miami. I probably like the young quarterback more than most do; I think Chad Henne is set for a breakout year, and I think the receiver group (Brandon Marshall, Brian Hartline, Davone Bess) will be good enough to give Miami enough at that position for the first time in years. Even though the Dolphins didn't get a fourth receiver like the one they wanted (Demaryius Thomas) on draft day, they'll be good enough there to contend. The most important rookie in the league to a playoff contender, other than Ryan Mathews of the Chargers, could well be Koa Misi, the second-rounder projected to rush the passer for Miami. But as Bill Parcells has said since he came out of the womb, "They don't sell insurance for that kind of thing.'' They don't, and Misi needs to have immediate impact to bolster the one area of the Dolphins that they need the most help -- pass-rush.
Keep in mind that the majority of Peter King's columns are pretty much just stories of him playing golf with people like Bill Parcells and Tom Brady, how much he wishes every Starbucks had some kind of orifice so he could fuck it, and how he loves the Boston Red Sox. Yet he gets paid a shitload of money to travel the country, hobnob with NFL stars and gets to write nonsensical shit for a major sports media outlet while being respected as an NFL "expert." Also, keep in mind that he's really horrible at ranking teams and making predictions. This time last year he picked the Bears to be in the Super Bowl and had the Saints ranked at 24. So to recap: Peter King has a better life than you even though he's dumber than a bag of pants.