Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Emotions Running High For Thursday Night's Miami @ New England Game

When was the last time you were this pumped for a football game?

When was the last time you weren't really sure what to expect the outcome to be but were also so confident going into Gillette Stadium?

Its a mixed bag of emotions.

Enthusiastic concern might be the best way to describe it.

Knowing how well we have played the past two weeks and yet here are the Patriots with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick on the other sideline.

A much different opponent than the last two and, unfortunately, a much better one at that.

Yes, we are not the same team we were just a month ago and, unfortunately, New England, at 6-0, is.

They know who they are. They know what they do best. They know what they need to do to beat us and they are up to the task.

We just found out who we could be. We know we can play well. We know what we have to do to beat them but are we up to the task?

Thursday night's game will be a defining moment in Dan Campbell's coaching career. He will find out how he stacks up against one of the very best in NFL history.

If I put my hatred for Belichick aside, its hard to diminish what he has accomplished as a coach.

It is.

He is a winner.

This is probably the biggest statement game for the Dolphins in a very long time.

We are going to find out if we are one of the best teams in the entire league or just one of the best teams in the bottom half of the league.

That not only breeds concern but also enthusiasm and anticipation for the truth.

I want to know and I dont have to wait until Sunday to find out.

In 24 hours, we and the whole world are going to know how we stack up against a talented, well coached team.

What's not to be excited about that?

Can we keep this runaway train on its tracks?

I hope I like the answer.

Phins Up!!!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971


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I totally agree Carl however I am really concerned so much if we win but more so of how we play. If we lose there is still nine games left for us to get into the playoffs, I want to see how we play against them, see if our defense is really back on track and if our offense can score at will or was last week just a fluke maybe the stars were perfectly aligned for us that week, If we lose by a FG I certainly can live with that, if we get blown out well then that is another story altogether. Yes this is a big game but lets not overblow it remember we plat them again at the end of the season.

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we can speculate and scenario ourselves crazy but the Phins have to show up, execute with aggression, passion and mental toughness. We must play virtually mistake free ball of force the Pats to make a few which isn't easy. Would LOVE to see it upset them or at the very least make it a very close game

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Yes agree on both counts Dave and FinFanNJ

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Yes agree on both counts Dave and FinFanNJ