Dolphins Season Odds
After they shocked the football world last year by winning the AFC North, the Miami Dolphins look to build upon that success and carry it into the 2009 NFL Season.
Even though they’re coming off a playoff appearance and a division title, GM Bill Parcells and the Dolphins didn’t stand pat this offseason. They re-signed one of their best young defenders, Channing Crowder, to contract extension and also re-signed productive offensive tackle Vernon Carey and safety Yeremiah Bell. The team also added safety Gibril Wilson, who played an important role in the New York Giants’ Super Bowl victory two years ago before signing a free agent deal with the Oakland Raiders last season.
Fans will be happy that the Fish also brought back popular defensive end Jason Taylor, who had been traded to the Washington Redskins last year and was subsequently released by the Skins this offseason.
In the draft, the Dolphins selected Illinois’ Vonte Davis, who was highly regarded as one of the top two cornerbacks in the draft (with Ohio State’s Malcolm Jenkins being the other). Miami also drafted receiver/quarterback Pat White in the second round and is expected to employ him in their “Wildcat” formation.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made the Dolphins 50/1 long shots to win Super Bowl XLIV. They’ve also given Miami 10/1 short odds to win the AFC and 8/1 odds to win the AFC East Division.
If you don’t think that the Dolphins won last year with smoke and mirrors, then they offer tremendous value at 50/1 odds to win Super Bowl XLIV and 10/1 to win the AFC. Back are Chad Pennington, Ronnie Brown and Ted Ginn Jr., as well as an improving offensive line and an underrated defense. But Miami has the toughest schedule of any team in the league next year and they’ll have their hands full getting past the New England Patriots next year, who will have a healthy Tom Brady back in the lineup and is expected to make a run at the Super Bowl themselves. Still, Parcells has built a winner in Miami and while the Dolphins continue to be a bit of a rebuilding project, this is a good team and should once again be competitive.
Odds to win Super Bowl XLIV
Miami Dolphins 50/1
Odds to win the AFC 2009-2010
Miami Dolphins 10/1
Odds to win the AFC East 2009-2010
Miami Dolphins 8/1
Posted: 6/20/09 7:41PM ET