Okay, so last year we are 2 missed FGs (3 if you count the additional chance in the Jets game) from going 9-7 (both games in the first half of the 2012 season). And, had we won those two games - wouldn't the team's confidence been high enough to have possibly won another?? I think yes. Also, we had the league's best Red-Zone defense, and we were only 6 of 23 in fumble recoveries, and we let 17 possible interceptions get away.... Bottom Line: We are (and were) a much better team than the national media realizes. Had we bettered our recoveries by a mere 6 and had we caught 6 of the 17 missed INTs, we would have been in the top half of the league in takeaways.
Now we have made our Defense faster and with better hands. We have more skill at pass rushing. These things alone would equate into at least 3 more wins than last year... My take is that with the new athletic TEs, the speed and size increases of the WRs and with the new kicker... WE (the Miami Dolphins) should also score more per game than last year. If we don't win 10 games this year, I will eat my signed Dan Marino helmet. I am that certain!
Fellow Phins Fans - you need to ignore the naysayers (the national media and the Jets fans pretending to be Phins fans calling into the local sports shows) and jump on the bandwagon - this is going to be a great year!
I predict 11-5, but will accept 10-6.
And by the way: Pete Prisco, bite me you freaking idiot. That SOB said we would do no better than 7-9. If he is right, I'll buy him a steak dinner! He is a Dolphin-Hater. Don't listen to his analysis.
The Mad Dolphan