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.
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.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Posted by Carl Leone