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LA Chargers 2020 opponent preview: Miami Dolphins

DAVIE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 30: Head Coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins answers questions from the media during a season ending press conference at Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southern University on December 30, 2019 in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
DAVIE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 30: Head Coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins answers questions from the media during a season ending press conference at Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southern University on December 30, 2019 in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Miami Dolphins’ key additions and subtractions:

Additions:

The biggest addition is obviously Tua Tagovailoa. I am on the record as being a huge Tua fan and desperately wanted the Chargers to trade up or the Dolphins to have a lapse in judgment and take Herbert. Despite his injury concerns, I think Tua has the best career out of any quarterback taken in this year’s draft.

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It does not stop there, though, as the team made some really good defensive additions. Miami brought in Dallas’ Byron Jones, New England’s Kyle Van Noy, Kansas City’s Emmanuel Ogbah, Cincinnati’s Clayton Fejedelem and Buffalo’s Shaq Lawson to the defense.

This is a great strategy as head coach Brian Flores is really good on the offensive side of the ball and adding veteran free agents on defense is going to have a big impact. They also gave Tua some protection, signing Ereck Flowers and Ted Karras while drafting Austin Jackson, Robert Hunt and Solomon Kindley.

Subtractions:

The Dolphins really did not lose anyone this offseason. The only free agents from the Dolphins that signed with other teams were Taco Charlton, Trevor Davis, Evan Brown and Evan Boehm. Nobody that is that significant.

Thus, it is probably pretty safe to say that the Miami Dolphins got much better this offseason.

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