The Miami Dolphins should once again have a good team for this upcoming season, and they will be looking to take the next step. The Dolphins have had a lot of good teams in recent years, but they haven't been able to make any noise in the playoffs. Last year, Miami fell in the first round on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert realizes that they need to find a way to get over the hump.

Miami is going to have an explosive offense once again this season, and they should be able to win a lot of games because of it. However, Raheem Mostert knows that none of that matters if the Dolphins can't find postseason success again.

We're an outstanding team, and it has to just click at the end of the year,” Mostert said, according to an article from “I was telling the reporters, man, I'd take an 0-8 start to make it deep into the playoffs, right, and trying to get to that championship round. One of our biggest Kryptonites has always been that first round. That's gonna be harped on this year. People are gonna say all these different types of things, but we can't make excuses. We've got to go out here and finish the season and finish strong, the same way we started, and just go out here and handle business. Everybody has to be on the same page. We have to be as one, right? That's all it takes. Nothing bigger, nothing smaller. Just go out there and stay healthy and finish.”

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) hands off to running back Raheem Mostert (31) during the first half of the 2024 AFC wild card game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
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Raheem Mostert dishes of new Dolphins additions

The Dolphins will have some new faces on the offense after adding some new talent this offseason. One of those new players is former Tennessee running back Jaylen Wright. So far, it sounds like Mostert has been a good leader with the rookie.

“All in all, I'm happy for him to be in the room,” Mostert said in regard to Jaylen Wright. “I treat every rookie, [like] with [De'Von Achane] last year, I'm always going to try to show them the ropes first and give them my little pointers and help them out as best as I can. Like you said, I'm going on the tail end of my career and I want to be able to make an impact somehow. That means just bringing along somebody and helping them out. …We just got off the field and … he was beating up on himself so hard. I said, ‘Don't worry about it. It's a marathon. It's OTAs, we're alright, you're going to be good. One thing I will tell you is, ‘Hey, you help me feed my family, I'll help you feed yours.' … Once I said that to him, he was locked in.”

Another new face for the Dolphins is Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham Jr. has a ton of potential, and maybe Miami will be the right fit for him. The Dolphins are a good team to play for if you're an explosive offensive play-maker. Miami has a lot of those, and for the first time in awhile, Beckham Jr. might not be the fastest player on his team.

“When we first signed him, I think he came out like ‘hey, I gotta step my speed up‘, so that just tells you,” Raheem Mostert said, according to a tweet from NFL Network. “We haven't necessarily talked, he hasn't been in the locker room this time around, but don't worry, there's gonna be something in there for him. We're excited to have that guy, and he's a playmaker. He doesn't necessarily have to use that speed all that much, but when you’re dealing with us, you gotta bring that juice, cause we will get on you about it.”

The Dolphins certainly have a lot of talent on this team, and we'll see if that can translate to playoff success.