Even though the NFL free-agency period does not officially begin until later this week, the floodgates have already opened.
Trade talk and free-agent speculation have infested virtually all sports talk nationwide, and fans have grown rabid and consumed over which players their respective teams will reel in.
The Dolphins have more at stake than most of the other 31 NFL teams this week.
They are reportedly in pursuit of a few marquee free agents who, if signed, could cement Miami as a playoff contender. Predictably, all attention is 100 percent keen on free agency.
But while the masses focus on external transactions, everybody is neglecting the internal issues this team must answer.
Miami could sign anybody it pleases, but if it fails to solve the following six issues, then the playoffs will be a pipe dream.