Despite the disappointment of missing the post-season I can say that I am proud of the way that the Dolphins have performed this year. Some reasons. 1) 2008 we had a cupcake schedule and go 11-5, this year we ride with the toughest schedule and finish somewhere between 7-9 and 9-7. That's real improvement despite what the W-L column says. 2) The emergence of Chad Henne as a genuine prospect at QB. Not anointing him as a perennial pro-bowler just yet but a very promising first season as starter. 3) The team's grit and determination and being competitive in the second half of the season despite being gutted by injuries. 4) The youth of the team and the key contributors. Last year we were riding on the over 30s of Chad Pennington and Joey Porter, this year the young guys are leading the way. Looking forward to next year. 1) Keeping FO/coaching stability. We've all been disappointed with some game plans/clock management/play calling issues. Overall the coaching staff have shown themselves to be solid. I especially like the fact that we are the least penalised team in the league which demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching fundamentals. 2) Looking for upgrades at a small number of positions. This time two years ago the only position that the 'phins had any real talent at was RB. IMO we need a true #1 WR, a playmaking ILB and a pro-bowl safety to lift us into the true elite. It is true that there are other areas where we can improve depth, but I look at our roster next year as being the most settled its been for a very long time.