Happy Thanksgiving, friends.
Today in the United States we celebrate the blessings of the last year and we give thanks for those who came before us who gave this generation an inheritance of prosperity and liberty. We give thanks for what we have. We give thanks for who we are. We give thanks for family and health and the abilty to make tomorrow greater than yesterday or today.
The Miami Dolphins are working today. They will practice in the morning before coach Joe Philbin gives players the afternoon off to be with their loved ones and friends.
This franchise, at times battered in the past decade, nonetheless has plenty to be thankful for and has given its fans plenty to be thankful for.
Be thankful for quarterback Ryan Tannehill showing promise and trending in the right direction.
Be thankful for Bill Lazor molding that quarterback even when some players get rubbed the wrong way.
Be thankful Tannehill has thick skin.
Be thankful Tannehill, sacked 119 times the past three seasons, has thick skin in more ways than one.
Be thankful for rookie Ja'Wuan James coming out of nowhere to play right tackle.
Be more thankful for rookie Ja'Wuan James coming out of nowhere to play left tackle.
Speaking of coming out nowhere, be thankful for general manager Dennis Hickey.
Be thankful for running back Lamar Miller playing with one shoulder.
Be thankful for cornerback Brent Grimes containing the back shoulder, and the nine route ... and the hitch .. and the slant .. and the in-cut ... and the receiver screen.
Be thankful Jonathan Martin is a distant memory.
Be thankful Dan Marino is no longer just a memory.
Be thankful the Patriots, winners of seven in a row, were on the schedule really early.
Be thankful the Jets, losers in nine of the past 10, are on the schedule two more times.
Be thankful for Mike Wallace's patience .. waiting for an accurate deep pass.
Be thankful for Brian Hartline's persistence .. waiting to rejoin the passing game.
Be thankful for Jarvis Landry's production ... a rookie not waiting for anybody.
Be thankful for Earl Mitchell -- a smaller but more effective and cheaper replacement to Paul Soliai.
Be thankful Randy Starks came back for $3 million this year, because it feels a lot more efficient than him playing for $8 million last year.
Be thankful Samson Satele was available to anchor this line when it needed stability.
Be thankful Mike Pouncey thought of his team instead of himself and moved from center to guard without so much as a complaint.
Be thankful for Jelani Jenkins who was hiding from the coaching staff's eyes in plain sight.
You should be thankful for the read option, because it has helped the offense this year.
I am thankful for you reading me, because that is the reason so many of you come here every day -- in victory or defeat, in agreement or to debate. Thank you all.