The team and its fans received a bit of a reality check in 2009, dealing with their own obstacles in addition to the return of Tom Brady in New England and the league's new best defense in the New York Jets.
The Dolphins certainly faced a difficult task, with a much tougher schedule than they had in 2008 and much tougher luck with injuries.
In all, the Dolphins lost their starting quarterback, running back, nose tackle, inside linebacker cornerback for the season, as well as a valued special teams player in Patrick Cobbs.
That is not to say there wasn't anything good that happened in Miami, as plenty of players had their share of positive performances.
These are my individual and team awards for the 2009 Miami Dolphins...