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Anyone else look at the remaining shed?

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  1. DolPhinPhan7

    DolPhinPhan7 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else look at the remaining sked?

    After the Bye

    Jets
    @Chargers
    @Rams
    Niners
    @Ravens
    Cards
    @Jets
    @Bills
    Patriots.

    So other than Patriots and the Bills to close out the season, none of these teams have winning records.

    Would have been helpful to beat the Titans at home, but DAMN! that's a winnable schedule. It seems like 2008 over again with a weakish NFC West to face.

    Chargers and the Rams on the road is a concern, do you even fly back to Miami after the Chargers game?

    9-7 is perfectly reasonable, if not 10-6.
     
  2. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End Club Member

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    I think they already said they were planning on staying on the west coast after the Chargers game. I agree the schedule is better for us over the next 7 games but the Chargers are playing better and the Ravens always give us some trouble.
     
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  3. DolPhinPhan7

    DolPhinPhan7 Well-Known Member

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    Chargers and Cards are games that are concerning. The Ravens appear to be really bad actually. They lost to a benched Fitzy yesterday.

    Truth is, no one knows what's going to happen week to week in the NFL but that's a pretty Dolphins friendly remaining schedule.
     
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  4. Samphin

    Samphin Κακό σκυλί ψόφο δεν έχει

    It has been widely known for awhile that the team will stay on the west coast for those games. In fact, they requested them to be back to back for the very reason of not having to endure three cross-country flights, as they also played in Seattle.

    The team still has a lot of issues on defense. And if one of our o-linemen goes down to injury again, we may see us revert back to earlier in the season with regards to production, as we have no depth. But given how the season has played out with regards to our schedule, assuming we stay healthy, I like our chances of improving on last year's record. Adam Gase seems to be getting better with each passing week, changing his offense to suit the personnel of the team, as well as the play calling. It is the first time in a long time that a lot of us think the long term outlook for the team, is healthy.
     
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  5. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    It's ALWAYS a mistake to assume teams will continue at their current state of play. Fans here and all over do it all the time. How many of us said the Bills were one of, if not the worst team in the league after week 2? Then they rattled off 4 wins. Look how bad these Dolphins were, but they just beat 2 quality teams. Sure looking at it now bodes well. But this team has already proven it can lose to the worst of teams, so even if these teams keep playing like crap, none of the games are gimmes. They will have to stay healthy (especially on the O-line) and Gase will have to keep things moving in the right direction. Not trying to dampen any optimism after a great win, but I think fans get too excited after a win or 2, and start building hopes up to unreasonable levels. I've been fooled too many times to fall for it. I'll keep watching 1 game at a time expecting the worst and be pleasantly surprised if Miami overshoots my historically low expectations!
     
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  6. Limbo

    Limbo Mad Stillz

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    The NFL this year is basically a mess of teams that aren't really that good. Moreso than usual. Outside the Pats and Vikings, it's just a a low of flawed, inconsistent teams so far. Things will probably separate, but at the moment it's hard to get a read on lots of these squads, ours included.

    I think we go 9-7, with a loss in SD. Preseason I had us 10-6, but the adjustment to the new coach has been a little slow. That home loss to the gotdamn Titans could be the real killer come a playoff push. Just an unacceptable performance that week. Anyways, as you'd expect, people overreacted to our first 4 games: new coaches, new schemes, 3 road games vs playoff teams with one on a short week...what did you expect??
     
  7. DolphinGreg

    DolphinGreg Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    They don't have a winning record!?

    WE don't have a winning record! LOL

    If the line stays healthy anything can happen.
     
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  8. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    The Rams could give us some trouble. Despite having a crappy QB, they have a hell of a running game. The Cards will be difficult too, and I don't see us beating the Pats.
     
  9. DolPhinPhan7

    DolPhinPhan7 Well-Known Member

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    Depends if the Pats have a First Week Bye locked up by then. Remember last season? Dolphins often beat the Patriots at home as well.
     
  10. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

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    the Rams are not as bad as their record. If they had a better QB they would be tough. The Cardinals are pretty strong team as well.
     
  11. Big Phin

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    Remember at the beginning of the season when that was considered a brutal schedule? It's funny the difference a few weeks make. With our team, every game is winnable and every game can be a loss. I don't think we'll see the line being very high one way or the other in any case. Looking at those game though, PR and the Chargers will be tough to win and it looks like the Cards are getting their stuff together. If our running game stays really good and not too much is asked of Tanny, who knows?
     
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  12. DolPhinPhan7

    DolPhinPhan7 Well-Known Member

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    The Bills demolished the Cards. Scored 6 against Seattle last night in an extended game? I think the window has closed on them.
     
  13. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    They are a very well coached team with a ton of talent. They've gotten a lot of bad breaks. Anyone expecting that to be anything other than an extremely tough game is making a mistake, in my opinion.
     
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  14. Rock Sexton

    Rock Sexton Anti-Homer

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    That Charger game is no gimme - they've been giving everyone fights, not to mention it's cross country. Then you got the Card, Patriots, Ravens and Bills (at home assuming McCoy is healthy).
     
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  15. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Here's a stat for you- when our starting five lineman are on the field over the past three seasons, we are 9-1 as a team. But as the stat shows, it's only happened 10 times out of the last 48 games. That's why they're calling our line unicorns- it's something we just don't see that often.

    If our starting 5 stay healthy, I have no fears about any remaining opponent...we can literally run the table. The part you have to realize is that we didn't play mistake-free football yesterday...not even close. It was an average performance and we still dominated. We've yet to see our best.
     
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  16. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Not to mention, that game against the Bills at their place - is in DECEMBER! Late December! Christmas Eve to be exact. Some of you forget what an impossible time Miami typically has winning AT Buffalo in DECEMBER. We could go on and on all day. There are so many reasons why none of these games will be easy. And why speculating on strength of schedule based on current W/L record either prior year or current year is a fool's errand. Sorry OP, not inferring you are a fool.
     
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  17. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Just because they dont have winning records does not mean theyre bad teams...


    Jets alwaysgives us trouble.

    Rams, Cards both have strong defenses with a ridiculous pass rush. Ravens is no gimmie, Chargers isnt a gimmie.
     
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  18. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    I didn't even know we were building a shed...

    Hope it's ready before the Pats game. So we have somewhere to take them.
     
  19. ForgotMahArrows

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    Rumor has it the shed's made from the finest South Beach palm tree 'wood'...
     
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  20. mor911

    mor911 pooping

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    i feel like an "easier" schedule is exactly what the Dolphins love to go into and lose. They're pros at reeling me in and destroying me. I am remaining on the side of "They'll screw it up" until they're at least over .500
     
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  21. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I should be at both the CHargers game and the Rams game.
     
  22. danmarino

    danmarino Justice for Jacob Blake Club Member

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    We haven't beaten the Bills at home since 2011. Which happens to be the only season out of the last 7 that we swept them. However, they swept us last season and in 2013.
     
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  23. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    What happened last year or the year before has no bearing on this year. Just saying.
     
  24. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    You know I love it when you forum hermits come out of the cyber woodwork to chime in... cheers!
     
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  25. ForgotMahArrows

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    I blame it on another win...
     
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  26. Brasfin

    Brasfin Well-Known Member

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    I think this season is going to be a lot like the 2013 season. IMO, we're going to be in position to make the playoffs if we win something like 2/3 of weeks 15-17, which are all going to be division games, two of them away.

    That's when we'll see what this team is really made of.
     
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  27. danmarino

    danmarino Justice for Jacob Blake Club Member

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    Sure it does. If every team was comprised of a new player at each position along with a new coaching staff then you may have a point.

    However, Rex Ryan has an 8 year history of playing the Dolphins twice per year. The Bills are not an entirely new team either. Referencing the recent past in regards to how well we will do against them this year is totally legit. Now, will we sweep the Bills this year? Possibly, but due to the records of recent years, among other things, it's doubtful.
     
  28. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    We did still manage to not lose to the browns.
     
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  29. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    How do we match up..and play next game.

    I like to break it up into 4 , 4 game quarters. We are 2 and 1 in the second of four. Need to win the next one , which gets us to 3 and 1. Need to go 3 and 1 in both the 3rd and 4th
    ..that gets us to 10 and 6...unless my math is bad which I fully admit may be the case...my math sux
     
  30. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Age, injuries, acquisitions, new coaches. All make each year different from one year to the next. Don't even mention over 8 years. And he's never played Gase.
     
  31. dirtylandry

    dirtylandry Well-Known Member

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    after last year I am done with predicting, we were supposed to be 6-0 before the Pats Game
     
  32. PSG

    PSG Clear Eyes. Full Hearts.

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    It looks OK. But there is a very decent chance we end the season on a 4 game losing skid.
     
  33. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End Club Member

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    Omar actually started that and for once he is correct. This team is far better when Albert, Pouncey and James start AND finish a given game. We also average around 160 yards rushing in those games.

    Offensive line health is the biggest single key to this team being successful. Past history shows that it will be difficult to keep them on the field together.
     
  34. Redwine4all

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    Every game is tough...(see Titans, ask Pittsburgh about us.)
     
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  35. MikeHoncho

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    Nobody is more adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory quite like this team has been.
     
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  36. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Remember when we looked at the schedule for the last two weeks against the Bills and Jets, after beating the Patriots? Only needed one win to get in? Yeah.

    The only gimme there in that schedule is the 49ers. Division games are always tough, toss ups with the bad teams, less of a tossup with the good ones. Chargers might drop 30 on us. Ravens look bad but they always seem to give a good run at it. Cards only scored 6 but that was against Seattle's D. They also kept the Hawks to 6.
     
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  37. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

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    You got it. I'll believe it when they do it.
     
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  38. btfu149

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    It's a pretty favorable schedule but I'm still not seeing anything over 8-8. Would love to be wrong but we rarely sweep the Jets, we rarely win in December in Buffalo, winning on the long road trip to San Diego against a better than their record suggests Chargers will be difficult, Rams aren't a pushover, we generally struggle with Baltimore, Cards are a tough team, Pats are the best team in football, and hopefully the Niners game is a gimme.
     
  39. LiferYank

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    Yep.. If we ever want to contend we have to beat the teams we should.. I know that sounds beyond simplistic but for some reason the Dolphins have done the opposite for far to long.
     
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  40. Conuficus

    Conuficus Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Well away from here
    The Browns say hello.
     
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