After starting to type a respose to BigReys post it got so long so I decided to post my own with a couple additional points for concirderation.
I personally don't care for all the people guessing whether its Mel Kiper or Boomer or Ditka. I don't think any of them have ever been close to perfect on drafts or preseason rankings. It is a common trend among the Talking Heads to pick favorites who they all think will be Super Bowl contenders, remember we were once that team in '06 and the Cardinals
were that team for 5 years straight with never coming close. Really who would have thought the Cardinals would have been that close to becoming SB Champs before last season started !!! Football has always been the toughest thing to guess whom will do what with all the moving parts involved. The best way to look at things is like this ... last season is well LAST SEASON so I don't think you can look at that and see what the future holds, just ask the '08 Dolphins
The thing is football is different each season as can be seen by the losing SB team to miss the playoffs 6 of the past 7 seasons. How can you be that close and then never be the same? ? ?
Now onto the Phins ...
The Dolphins have the makeup to make a great run this season with better depth at the OLB, CB, WR and OL. The addition of JT IMO is largley being overlooked and I think that will lead to a better pass rush, how much better is still to be seen. Our current weakness is probably our Secondary on D and that doesn't bode well for us looking at the Schedule where we play some of the best QB's in the league with Manning, Rivers, Brees, Ryan and Brady x2. What will this all leads to is yet to be determinded as like I said so many things can happen
So really taking a look into the schedule we could end up anywhere between 6-12 wins this season.
A 6 win season means:
*we split to both Buffalo and the Jets
*loses against the Chargers
*split the NFC South
*lose all the games to the AFC South
*lose both to the Patriots
A 12 win season means:
*sweep Divison except split with the Pats
*sweep NFC South
*split AFC South
*lose to either the Steelers
Both of these seem really possible depending on how things workout. With everything being in the South this season and travel not being to crazy I can see more of a 10-12 wins ... Your Thoughts?
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