It's been a fun 4 weeks around here. My interest in the NFL has picked up a bit and the Dolphins have been fun to watch again! But I'm hesitant to fall into the trap again. I think it's really easy for fans to forget that we have been here in very similar situations with Ryan Tannehill and this Miami Dolphins team in almost all of the last 4 years. Up and down seasons where Miami found itself in the playoff hunt, but ultimately failed and ended up in mediocrity. Let's recap: 2012: After starting the season 1-3 Miami rattled off 3 straight wins to get to 4-3 and put themselves in the playoff picture before it all went to crap and ultimately ended in a mediocre 7-9 campaign. 2013: A real roller coaster ride. Season started with a bang with 3 straight wins. Then 4 straight losses. Then back and forth for a bit before another 3 game win stretch got the team to 8-6 needing only 1 more win to secure a playoff spot! We all know how that ended... 2014: After starting off the season a lackluster 2-3 Miami won 4 of their next 5 to find themselves at 6-4 and in great position. The end result? Another 8-8 season. 2015: This season doesn't fit the mold as much, as it started off terrible and never really got on track. But even in 2015 there were 2 commanding wins after Campbell took over that had fans here thinking anything was possible at 3-3! What's my point? Not to dampen anyone's spirits or to say just because these seasons ended badly, this one will too. After all this is a new coaching regime. My point is, when you look around you see a lot of people acting as if they have won something. Some debate. Maybe it's about their belief in the new head coach. Or their belief in Ryan Tannehill. I think these people need to stop and remember that points like this have happened in almost each of the previous 4 most recent seasons and the final outcome of anything is very much up in the air. We all want Ryan Tannehill to continue his current level of play. But will he? Or will he regress and finish the season similarly to the way he did in 2013? Unable to get anything going except a whole lot of interceptions. We all want Adam Gase to succeed where Philbin failed at this crucial stage of the season. Will he keep the team motivated? Can his coaching and play calling help maintain Tannehill's consistency? Or will he lose the team down the stretch the same way Philbin often did? We all want the team to stay healthy, but injuries can and will happen. Will Jay Ajayi be able to continue his dominance behind an offensive line that isn't 100% healthy? Or could 1 or 2 key injuries derail the entire offense the same way it has in the past? I'm half posting this to get people to stop and think and not set themselves up for a huge disappointment, and half posting this to jinx the team into breaking the streak of mediocrity. So all of you can come back to this and say, "See dummy! This year was different!" Here's hoping.