our schedule got much worse. It's sad when we have to look forward to playing Tampa Bay as our only "easy" game in the first half of the season. At least we have Jacksonville in December!!
I don't know about you, but I'm steeling myself against the inevitable onslaught of "regular season warrior" fans screaming for Sparano/Pennington/Ginn/etc's head when we fall short of the playoffs.
I know there is going to be some backlash from this post, but before you flame me, take a look at our schedule strewn across the top of The Phins website. Just look at those logos for a minute and reality will start to set in.. That is one daunting schedule no matter what team you are. There isn't really a rest at all. We get our bye week and immediately come back to face New Orleans. Our defense surely cannot stop New Orleans, they made The Eagles defense look like origami. It's going to be Indy Round 2.. let's just hope it's devoid of QB sneaks with a minute to go.
Seriously, what do we have to look forward to? I'll tell you what--a LOT of gut wrenching games. Just like last year..except this year, the games are against real opponents. It's going to be one hell of a ride, no matter how it shakes out. Even if our chances of making the playoffs are slim, I don't think I trade this schedule for an easier one. What better way to say "I told you so" than to come out with a winning record against the hands down toughest schedule in the league?