Former Super Bowl champ labels the Miami Dolphins as the ‘scariest’ team in the NFL

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NFL Network analyst Emmanuel Sanders apparently has a great deal of confidence in the Miami Dolphins, labeling them as the “scariest team” in the NFL.

Sanders played 12 seasons in the league for five different teams, beginning his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He then played for more than five seasons with the Denver Broncos from 2014 to 2019, delivering his most productive seasons as an NFL wide receiver.

Over the course of his career, Sanders caught 704 passes and scored on 51 touchdown passes. That ability to produce on the field gives him a leg up when trying to assess the credibility of his statement.

The Dolphins are in the midst of enjoying their bye this weekend and have a 7-3 season mark thus far. The record has been forged in a streaky manner with three wins to start the season followed by three losses and then four more victories.

A key factor in those losses was the loss of third-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered a concussion during the Sept. 29 game against the Cincinnati Bengals that sparked plenty of controversy.

Since returning, Tagovailoa has thrown for 10 touchdowns and has not thrown an interception, which has translated into four victories.

One reason why Tagovailoa has been more productive this season is that he has dual weapons at wide receiver in the form of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. The two wideouts have already combined for 132 receptions and 10 touchdown receptions.

Hill’s 81 catches on the year put him in the team lead in that category and make the steep cost to acquire him during the offseason look like a worthwhile investment.

The Dolphins’ running game continues to show improvement, with the trade for Jeff Wilson infusing this unit with talented new blood.

Wilson has gained 170 yards in his two games with the Dolphins and scored one touchdown both on the ground and in the air. His work as a runner has been notable with his average of 6.5 yards per carry.

During the past two seasons, the Dolphins have knocked on the door of the postseason. Unfortunately, the team has come up short both times.

The strong endorsement by Sanders is not only one that looks at the remainder of this season, but also for the near future. How well the Dolphins do during that time frame will help clarify if Sanders’ remarks are accurate.