ESPN analyst Damien Woody on Dolphins: 'They're soft mentally'


The Miami Dolphins received plenty of praise this offseason. The free-agent signing of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and re-signing in-house quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey to long extensions have created optimism that this could be the year Miami ends its six-year playoff drought.

However, one NFL analyst has major questions about the Dolphins this season. ESPN's Damien Woody questioned the Dolphins' toughness Monday on NFL Live.

“I got issues with Miami up here,” Woody said, while pointing to his head. “The last couple of years they've melted at the end, which tells me they’re soft. They’re soft mentally. Until they’re able to finish, you know, I’m going to call it what it is.”

Do you agree or disagree with Woody's comments, Dolphins fans?

As Woody mentioned, the Dolphins were in position to make the playoffs in the final month of the season both in 2013 and 2014. But Miami faltered down the stretch in both years. Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin and several players said this offseason they are examining ways to play their best football late in the year.

The Dolphins, overall, didn't get much support on NFL Live Monday. In addition to Woody calling Miami "soft," both host Stephen A. Smith and analyst Mark Brunell said they weren’t convinced the team's offseason moves were enough to make the Dolphins a contender in the AFC East.