The Miami Dolphins have tallied one winning season since Stephen Ross took over as the primary owner of the franchise. They have a 54-58 overall record in that span, with just one postseason appearance. Ross has not seen the success he expected when he purchased the franchise. Is he getting antsy for the team to start winning?
"You're goddamn right," Ross told reporters on Thursday.
Ross was unequivocal in his expectations for the 2015 season. Besides his clear statement that he is getting antsy, Ross said "I'm expecting it," when asked how much he hopes the team makes the playoffs this season. "He expects it," Ross added about head coach Joe Philbin.
"When you look at this team and you look at the roster, I think everybody looks at it as saying, ‘Hey, this is the best roster you've seen in Miami in many years,'" Ross continued, explaining that this team is better than the 2014 version of the Dolphins. "I think our season ticket sales are up, there's a lot of excitement in the city, what we've done. Tom Garfinkel has done an incredible job. I think it's reflected already by how people are feeling about this team and what people are writing about."
Ross seems excited about the season, and the possibility that the 50th season of the Dolphins franchise can finally find its way back to winning. Maybe more importantly, he expects it to start winning again.