Coming into this season I thought we were a nothing team that was going nowhere. I had us pegged for 6 wins, 7 at the most. I didn't like the look of the defense, I hated our WR and I was going to give this a learning curve year at QB. I hated the way the schedule set up and I didn't like what I saw from Philbin via Hard Knocks. I wasn't sure he was the answer. BOY WAS I WRONG! Here we stand at 4-3. He we stand at a 4-3 record that is just 2 missed FG's from being 6-1....6-1 and the class of the AFC. Think about that for a second. Let it swim around in your heads and then absorb it. Forget what the talking heads have said. Forget what anyone here thought. Forget what the rest of the league thought. This team is building something and it looks pretty damn impressive right now. No matter what power rankings say, this team is playing like they are 6-1 and are one of the elite teams in the league. How is that for a damn turnaround! How hav they done this? By getting back to basics. When Miami was a division winner and a playoff team year in and year out under Shula they were the least penalized team in the NFL. This year, though 7 games, Miami is 3rd best in the NFL in penalty yards at 40.7 per game. 2011 Miami was 10th. Not a huge difference you say, but it turned out to be a full 8 yards extra a game that Miami was giving to the other team. 8 yards is the difference between FG range and not, between 1st and 10 and first and goal. These plays add up and you can't give away yards in this league. Turnovers have been cut back. Week 1 was bad, but those were also tipped balls. Since then our guys haven't put the ball on the carpet as much and haven't thrown the picks as well. Philbin is starting to remind me of someone. The way they prepare a team, coach the team, manage the team, and call a game....all very similar. The way they carry themselves on and off the field is the same and their tone is the same. If Philbin can produce Walsh like results we will be erecting a statue in his honor in due time. This is the most fun I have had watching Dolphins football in quite some time. I would be as bold to say probably since 2002 or 2003. Even when we won the division in 2008, it still wasn't all that fun. The wildcat made it fun, but that was a gimmick and we all knew it. THIS my friends is fun. Looking at the rest of the schedule I see this as being very possible: 11/04 Dolphins @ Colts: Dolphins win 11/11 Titans vs Dolphins: Dolphins win 11/15 Dolphins @ Bills: Dolphins win 11/25 Seahawks vs Dolphins: Dolphins win 12/02 Patriots vs Dolphins: Loss for Miami 12/09 Dolphins @ 49ers: Loss for Miami 12/16 Jaguars vs Dolphins: Dolphins win 12/23 Bills vs Dolphins: Dolphins win 12/30 Dolphins vs Patriots: Loss for Dolphins That would leave us at 10-6 and very much in the wild card hunt, if not a home game for a wild card. WHO WOULDA THUNK IT? Outside of the Pats, 49ers and Seahawks...the remaining schedule is very favorable for us. The scary part is I can see us beating San Fran and splitting with the Pats. 12-4 possible? HOLY CRAP...that is crazy talk! Yeah...actually it is possible. Got to play every game like its our last and with the same intensity no matter who the opponent is. We do that and we very well could land anywhere between 12-4 and 10-6. I have had my fill of Joe and am a believer...oh yes I am!