For the very first time in 2007, it's time to go around the internet and take a look at some of the more prominent power rankings and where they rank the Dolphins. Oh, and just to give you all something to look forward to, we here at SB Nation will be doing our very own weekly power rankings that will be based on the opinions of the 30 NFL bloggers that currently write for SBN. So look for that in the coming days. Now, onto the power rankings around the net:
Wow. Is that really Bristol, CT giving the Dolphins some props? If John Beck's preseason performance can sway ESPN's feelings of the Dolphins, then this kid must be something special.
-CBS Sports: 26
I bet this isn't the first time in these power rankings where we hear about Green being 37 years old and a big question mark.
-FOX Sports: 29
They say an improvement is expected, but then they rank the Dolphins at #29. Really? The Dolphins aren't better than the Falcons, Vikings, or Lions (all 3 ranked higher than Miami)? I have a hard time understanding that.
-Yahoo! Sports: 19 (Jason Cole) and 17 (Charles Robinson)
-About Football: 27
I told ya we'd hear more about the age of Green during these power rankings. But again, another site that has the Dolphins below some bad teams (Lions, Falcons, Raiders). I just don't get it.
-Doc's Sports: 24
And without Keith Traylor. Can't forget about the big man, who has a big role in this 3-4 defense. But again, the Raiders are better than the Dolphins? Give me a break.
-Football Locks: 16
-NFL Report: 15
There's the first time the "p" word has come up when discussing the Dolphins in these rankings. That's a nice way to end this thing, isn't it?
Average Rank: 21
I'm a bit surprised, as I thought the Dolphins should at least crack the top 20. But this really all means nothing once the players hit the field on Sunday. And I can't friggin wait!