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Ask Turf Show Times - Final Pregame Thoughts

This Sunday, a great "No Name" game will be played. In the Miami - Rams chat thread article, I mentioned the lack of respect our two franchises garner from everyone in the media. The game this weekend in and of itself is no different, in that pretty much everyone is saying this game isn't worth a click on their TV remotes. To me, they're making a huge mistake. This is going to be one of the best games to watch of the season in my opinion, and based on what I've learned from everyone here at thephinsider, here's why...

Two defenses, that make every one of their coming opponents nervous, are about to take the same field this Sunday. They both play with physical skill, but it's their quickness and down right love of the game that makes them truly special to watch. From Miami's Cameron Wake to St. Louis' Chris Long, these two defense are going to be a sight to see. Their underrated defensive secondaries will have fans on an emotional merry-go-round - both making and giving up great plays.

The offenses this Sunday are seen by many as works in progress, one missing key players, while the other sports a rookie quarterback living in the first year shadow of the Andrew Lucks and RGIIIs in 2013. Both teams offer running backs who garner attention by defensive coordinators. One of them has a million hard miles on his body, and the other trying to outlive - and live up too - former promise. What the world at large is missing is the fire in their eyes, and the incredible willpower each has to excel on every play - in every moment - they're on the field.

This game will feature players like Brian Hartline, who may have found that special spark with Ryan Tannehill to become a famous QB-WR duo like Brady-Welker of today, or Marino-Clayton of years gone by... It will feature a former #1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft who, after having three offensive coordinators in his first three seasons in the NFL, is trying to find the game Rams fans know he has inside him.

The NFL world may have turned their collective heads from the game at Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium this Sunday, but we haven't, have we? Personally, I think this game will showcase who these teams will be for the rest of the 2012 season. It will mark them well as teams no one can take lightly, and if they do so it will be at their peril. This Sunday, two teams will show why they're rising - why their growth is undeniable. This game will be special...

Thank you once again for welcoming Turf Show Times into your community this week. Here's to a great game, and may the injury Gods find their way to other climbs. - DouglasM

P.S. - Could I ask a favor of you guys? I mentioned something about this in the other thread, but I hesitate to ask in case it's seen as inappropriate.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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