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Was This A Successful Season?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Bpk, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    Yes or No?

    I am judging it by Philbin's expectation that we look much better by the end of the season than at the beginning of the season.

    I am not sure we are better now than we were in September.

    To me, this has been a question mark season. Tannehill was a nice surprise, but question marks remain. Ditto for Sherman and Philbin. Ditto for Ireland.

    What do you think? Was this season a success? How are you defining success?
     
  2. NJFINSFAN1

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Yes (although disappointed about our play today). I called for 7 to 9 wins before I knew Tannehill would start, it seems like we have 7. As they said on the broadcast today, out of the 20 offensive players dressed, 7 were rookies, we are a young team. We are moving in the right direction.

    And we are better now than in Sept.
     
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  3. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 New Member

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    If you can't score on the Patriots...you got prpblems
     
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  4. Destroyer

    Destroyer There for every play.

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    If we get shut out today I am leaning towards no.
     
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  5. NJFINSFAN1

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Well, without the Bush fumble we score.
     
  6. Dolfan330

    Dolfan330 My wein is so chaffed...

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    I wouldn't call it successful, but it wasn't a complete failure either. I think they overachieved with the talent (or lack thereof) on this team. Consistency has been the biggest problem this year, and I'm hoping a good offseason will correct that.
     
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  7. NJFINSFAN1

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    I will say we are the worst defense in covering screens and TE's, and it has been this way for years.
     
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  8. oakelmpine

    oakelmpine New Member

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    But he did fumble and we haven't scored so far.....
     
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  9. Sumlit

    Sumlit Well-Known Member

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    Successful? No. We stink for yet another year.

    Productive? Yeah. Tannehill got 16 games of playing experience.
     
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  10. oakelmpine

    oakelmpine New Member

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    What about this statement is exactly what we were saying last off-season. Our free agency was a complete failure this year.
     
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  11. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Any regular season that doesn't end in playoffs is not successful. It's that simple. And don't give me rookie QB rookie head coach bull****. Look at the Colts. It was not a success. Some things to be cautiously optimistic about for sure, but not a success.
     
  12. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna say that this season was like every other season we have had for the last 15 years. The one difference is that we had yet another mediocre season, but it was done with a rookie QB leading the way. That alone gives me a new found hope but i'm not holding my breathe. We need to make some changes. We need to swing for the fences with our draft picks and we need to make a free agent signing thats actually worth a damn.
    It's been fun chillin with you guys during the season but i'm officially signing off until draft time.
     
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  13. GMJohnson

    GMJohnson New Member

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    To be fair, the Colts won at least 10 games for a decade straight before last year so I don't think they had as steep a climb to make. I agree about the no playoffs but factoring in that the plan appears to be do our best this year but plan for the future I'm inclined to give them more leeway than most.
     
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  14. Aquafin

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    the poor house
    the sad thing is that we still have that sorry *** gm by the name of Ireland with him running things we wont be in the playoffs again next year .

    i am like some of the others and this was not a good year ,yet I will admitt we have some nuggets of success but this offense is so damn awefull if we have a good offseason then i may lighten up on our gm it seems to me that we are creating more holes then we can fill and untill we get to where we dont lose so many players I am not sure where we will be.
     
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  15. canesz06

    canesz06 Well-Known Member

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    No. it was the same crappy season as every other season.
     
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  16. Vinny Fins

    Vinny Fins Token Gay Dolfan

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    This season wasn't purposeless like so many in the past.

    This team couldve won ten games easily with better execution.

    Now, we sign our guys we want (Smith, Starks, and Hartline) address #1 WR and Safety.

    We discuss the Long situation and how to address it
     
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  17. 17isOurSavior

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    6-10 to 7-9, an upgrade from last year with a rookie HB and HC, and without our biggest playmaker from the year prior (Marshall), I would say it was successful from a progessive standpoint. With a fairly high draft pick (and 5 in the top 100), and tons of money to spend on FA, things can only get better. Time to look into the future. This season is behind us and we have learned that:


    - Tannehill is our guy, we just need to give him guys to throw to (which we hopefully and most likely will this off season)
    - Philbin will be our coach for a while, guy has a great mind.

    In my opinion that fills two huge holes we have been trying to fill for years. That is a step in the right direction. So in some ways it was a success.
     
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  18. shouright

    shouright Banned

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    I'm sure we'll get a lot of level-headed answers to this right after a 28-0 loss that capped off a non-playoff season.
     
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  19. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    It was not CamCam bad, but a 7-9 season is not successful. Anytime you do not make the playoffs it is an unsuccessful season IMO.
     
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  20. oakelmpine

    oakelmpine New Member

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    Well at least they don't have their heads buried in the sand about the team.
     
  21. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    The Colts were smart enough to surround their rookie QB with better receivers than Miami did with theirs.
     
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  22. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    It wasn't successful. Offense was horrible, and the team has a ton of question marks going into next season.
     
  23. shouright

    shouright Banned

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    Right, they just have them buried up their asses. ;)
     
  24. His'nBeatYour'n

    His'nBeatYour'n Glass Ceiling Repairman

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    It was not a successful season. But it was a step closer.
     
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  25. TopLoader

    TopLoader Active Member

    I'm a Newcastle Utd fan (soccer).. If we finish mid table And we lose twice against the Mackems (Sunderland) and the last game of the season get smashed and embarrassed then the season is a shocker..

    Miami finish second in a poor AFC East and get beat twice including a shutout against a rival then the season is a big fail....

    Full stop, we have to live with the latter result for eight months..

    SEASON = EPIC FAIL
     
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  26. LBsFinest

    LBsFinest Banned

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    no.
     
  27. TopLoader

    TopLoader Active Member

    ???
     
  28. DolfanTom

    DolfanTom Livin' and Dyin' w/ Ryan!

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    Or the Binns drop ..... (the first one)
     
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  29. DolfanTom

    DolfanTom Livin' and Dyin' w/ Ryan!

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    Right, the theme should be it's never a success if you don't at least make the playoffs. And judging by that, no, it's not. But might it prove to be a stepping stone season to better things next year after - hopefully - a successful offseason? Heck yes it can!
     
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  30. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I don't know that I would use the term successful. I would say the team generally met my expectations for the season. I predicted they would win between 7 to 9 games. They won 7 and lost two games by FG misses that kickers make +90% of the time.(Before some idiot points at our close wins, FGs are made at such a high percentage nowadays that percentage wise it's not the same thing). I hoped that we would come out of the season with a future at QB and with a solid defense. I also wanted to feel that Philbin was the right choice. I think those expectations were met. I hoped that I would also feel we had an answer at TE. That expectation was not met. I had no expectation that we had any answers at #1 WR or play making S. I do now feel that we have a play making S so that was a nice surprise.
     
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  31. Stringer Bell

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    Not successful until Ross gets that new stadium.
     
  32. Perfectville_USA

    Perfectville_USA Mr Perfect

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    7-9 that is not anywhere close to being a successful NFL team.
     

  33. This season was a lateral move. It might turn out to be a good investment in the future but as of today we are no better then were at the end of last season.
     
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  34. Dolphins1Beatles

    Dolphins1Beatles Ziggy Stardust

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    No.

    The Vikings, Colts, Seahawks, Redskins and Bengals had successful seasons. Teams that were awful last year (well I'll say Seattle was mediocre), or a team (Bengals) who everyone thought would crash back to Earth, all made the leap to the playoffs and posted successful winning seasons. I'm tired of making excuses everytime the Dolphins keep failing to do the same.
     
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  35. shouright

    shouright Banned

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    I think you gotta figure that we won one more game this year with a rookie quarterback with an overall QB rating in the mid-70s than we did last year with a QB who started 12 of the 16 games and had an overall QB rating of 87.1, with a nine-game stretch in which he had a 97 QB rating and the team went 6-3.

    As strongly as QB play is related to winning, given the comparison above, I think you have to come away from this season believing the team got stronger overall in some way(s).
     
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  36. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Well-Known Member

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    It's been the same crap year after year. Offense is pathetic and the team is painfully boring.
     
  37. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 New Member

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    Some dogs are just accustomed to taking beatings, being losers, and taking it up the ***.

    But a loser is a loser. 7-9, no playoffs...worst run since the 60s, as a new franchise.

    We are breaking new franchise lows, but you stay content. Ate you a jet fan?
     
  38. Bumrush

    Bumrush Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'm sure you picked the team to finish 12-4 this year after trading Marshall, VD and starting a rookie QB with a crappy WR group....

    We all were dreaming of Super Bowls, hence the overall lack of perspective on what transpired this season.
     
  39. emocomputerjock

    emocomputerjock Senior Member

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    Not really. You've got Lamar Miller and nothing else solid from the rookie class. The best possible takeaway from the season is that its one year closer to starting over again.
     
  40. DolfanTom

    DolfanTom Livin' and Dyin' w/ Ryan!

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    Yes, we have to have some perspective. Did anyone really expect more than 7 wins? You'd be hard pressed to find anyone. By that measure, there were some successes this year, while not - technically - a successful season.

    When you look at the big picture, of course - we have a rookie QB w/ upside who started 16 games, and did not look overwhelmed, and looked pretty darn comfortable, and we have what amounts to a perfect storm coming (in a good way) of money to spend and draft picks this offseason to fill holes .... the future could be bright when using this season as a base.
     
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