First off, I just want to say that I am a diehard Dolphins fan just like most of you here. Although I rarely post anything on here, I visit The Phinsider on a daily basis, and pay close attention to what is discussed in all the threads. The Fins are one of my biggest passions. Win or lose, the joy I get from seeing our team go out and compete every Sunday is priceless. I root for the Dolphins, and am beyond excited for the team's bright future, and the young nucleus the Trifecta has brought in to hopefully contend for years to come.
Anyways, I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, or rain on anyone's parade, but every season, I see tons of fans get their hopes up to the highest level. Now, it's great to be excited for the upcoming season - I'm absolutely ecstatic, and can't wait for even our first taste of OTA's, as I'm going through Dolphins' withdrawals. However, I've learned while it's one thing to be excited for our Dolphins, it's another to set too high of expectations, because chances are, with so much unproven talent, it will lead to immense disappointment. No disrespect intended, and I'm not trying to single anyone out, but after going through several promising, yet heartbreaking seasons in the recent years (i.e. Daunte Culpepper, Saban's second year, Ricky's leage-leading season where we lost to the Pats to miss the playoffs in Week 17, etc), it pains me to see people on this site talking about how we've instantly become serious contenders and whatnot.
I'm a realist, and just want to point out that people on here are talking about Vontae Davis and Sean Smith like they're Pat Surtain and Sam Madison, when they have only a season under their belts. Really, they had a good year, but they've got a lot more to show before we just deem them the conerbacks of the future. People are saying guys like newly-drafted Chris McCoy are beasts, when they haven't even come close to proving they're fit to take a snap in an NFL game.
Yes, I'm absolutely stoked to have Brandon Marsall and Karlos Dansby on the squad, but let's see them play in their new uniforms before we pass judgements. Remember when Culpepper came in here? SportsIllustrated said it was the best thing for the Dolphins since Marino, and even picked them to win the Super Bowl. The thing is, anything can happen. Nothing is promised.
And while my hopes are high for this season, and many to come, I'm not sold just yet.