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When will we start winning?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Big Red, Aug 20, 2010.

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  1. Big Red

    Big Red Long Lasting Freshness

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    The last time the Miami Dolphins won a playoff game was December 30, 2000. It was a Wild Card game against the Colts. Almost 10 years ago. Think about that. That is a long freaking time! Jay Fiedler was our QB. Jason Taylor had 14.5 sacks that season. And Oronde Gadsden was our leading receiver. Not a single player from that team is currently on our roster.

    Is this the year we not only make the playoffs but actually win and advance?

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. late again

    late again Senior Member

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    I think yes. This year. If we can win the division then we will get that monkey off our back.
     
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  3. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    "Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"

    :D

    Who knows, first things first though, we have to see what we have in the youngsters on Defense, if Nolan is as advertised then we should kill that monkey this year.

    Sparano is soo secretive though, it is tough to have a read on the team until the games really start in mid September.
     
  4. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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    Sometime around week 1, hopefully.
     
  5. PhinsRock

    PhinsRock Premium Member Luxury Box

    Beat the Jags tomorrow night, then go from there, 1 game at a time.
     
  6. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Super Bowl champs baby!
     
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  7. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    very soon buddy, a dynasty requires some patience to build...That is what the man to my left will build...
     
  8. PHINANALYST

    PHINANALYST Well-Known Member

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    absolutely yes .... i believe we make the playoffs and win at least 1 playoff game THIS year -- barring some catostrophic injury ... even in that situation, the regime has done and will continue to bring in insurance policies (all we have left is OLB & S) ....
     
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  9. frozenfin

    frozenfin Well-Known Member

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    Such a long draught without playoff wins in the last decade after being a lock for the playoffs damn near every year in the 90s.

    A key to January success is how the team can finish. Finish close games. Finish 4th quarter comebacks. Finish defensive stands. Finish in December in cold weather. Finish through all 16 games with consistency. Go into the playoffs on a roll, not on life support.
     
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  10. phineas64

    phineas64 Season Ticket Holder

    I heard the jets already won....from a jets fan of course.
    :-)


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  11. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    I have been thinking about that myself. I'd like to think it's this year, but it will take a lot to convince me. It's been a long dry spell and I am a bit cynical at this point.
     
  12. muscle979

    muscle979 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Another slow start will kill them this year. Their schedule is tough again. They really need to take the opener IMO to have a chance at a season that would top 08. That will be the 'weakest' opponent they have for probably several weeks.
     
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  13. Anonymous

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    That's what I see Parcells trying to build here, DJ. A dynasty. The first team to win 3 superbowls in a row.
     
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  14. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    We've had a lot happen since then, but it seems we've always been behind the 8 ball. Sometimes because of injury, lack of talent, tough schedule, whatever...bottom line is we haven't made it....There are certainly signs that it's changing, but I'm sure that Sparano will feel the heat if this years' team doesn't at least show something with the improved talent....

    BTW, a lot of the reasons we've been so bad goes back to bad, bad personnel moves by Wanny....when you look around and there are none of his draft picks and FAs that made an impact....that's sad....
     
  15. Makados10

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    Get back to the postseason this year with an incredible young roster and I'll be happy.

    Playoff wins expected next year.
     
  16. TheMageGandalf

    TheMageGandalf Senior Member

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    WOW DAMN.

    I got married a year after that...time has gone by so fast for me now with 2 kids, one in 1st grade and one in 2nd...

    Wow...long time.
     
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  17. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips hmm.

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    And the worst part? We needed Lamar Smith to play the game of his LIFE in order to win that game against the Colts. I believe he had 200+ yds if i recall.

    Anyway, we're moving in the right direction. That's about all you can hope for in todays NFL. Some teams stay stuck in the dweller for years.
     
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  18. TheMageGandalf

    TheMageGandalf Senior Member

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    I was at that game.

    One of the greatest experiences of my life. Just an amazing game to experience in person.
     
  19. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    we will contend in 2010
    then dominate for a decade
     
  20. FinsAreLife

    FinsAreLife Well-Known Member

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    Itll be tough but i think we certainly have the capability to do it this year, unlike past years.
     
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  21. LandShark13

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    Jay Fiedler was just over 50% completion percentage for 185 Yards and threw three Picks that game. He was awful. I'd like to think that forced Wanny to call on LS for 40 carries that game. LS was a beast but his legs were dead the following week against Oakland. All he could muster was 8 carries for 5 yards.

    Looking back at the Wanna years and how he would ride a RB to death gives me a much better understanding on why RW quit.
     

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