The start of the NFL season is upon us. Every team starts off 0-0 (unless you count the Cowboys win and the Giants lose) with hopes of holding the Lombardi trophy by the end of the season. It doesn't matter what you did last year, all that matters is what you do this season. Right off the bat we see a perfect example, the Super Bowl champs from a year ago lose to a team that did not make the playoff.
If you listen to analysts they will tell you that good teams from a year ago will do well and bad teams would do poorly. Those same analysts who rank us at the bottom of the league did the same for the 49ers, Broncos, and Bengals all of whom made the playoffs. Then there are the teams that everyone has high hopes for and fail to live up to expectations. The Jets were one of the Super Bowl favorites from a year ago and now they are projected to be a bottom half of the league team.
The point I am trying to make is that no one knows how a team will perform. We have just as much chance to make the playoffs as the Packers do. I know I probably sound crazy for saying that but one hit on Rodgers could sideline him for the year and then their odds drastically change. Or maybe Tannehill lights it up and we get one of those magical runs like we did in 08.
I know at the present moment all looks bad. We have a QB which some are already calling a bust, a rookie head coach, barely any play makers at the WR position and maybe on offense in general. Our defense is solid but might not have what it takes to be elite. We had a losing 6-10 record last year finishing 3rd in our division. I just described not only this years Dolphins but last years 49ers at this point last season as well. Not saying we will be as good as the 49ers were a year ago, but you never know. It's the start of the season, no use being pessimistic, anything can happen.