Merged: Super Bowl pick? S.I. writer says AFC again,/CNNSI Says MIAMI should be AFC r

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  1. dolphindan1970

    dolphindan1970 Seasoned Veteran

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    This blew me away, but hey, I hope the guys right ! Good little read anyway,heres the link......... SI
     
  2. enigmatics

    enigmatics Go get me a juice box!

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    It's so nice to here a different opinion finally. It's only May, but still a nice read. Now please guys don't ruin this thread..........there's plenty of other Dolphin 2004 Season bashing threads so go do it on those.
     
  3. DolFinatic718

    DolFinatic718 Well-Known Member

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    Best read i've read this entire offseason!!!!
     
  4. dolphindan1970

    dolphindan1970 Seasoned Veteran

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    Now Im starting to feel good, just knowing a couple good Dolphins fans on here are perked up ! LOL Seriously, glad you guys enjoyed, I know it made my night and left me with some renewed hope as well ! Ive followed them since 1970 , and I just am an opptimist, every year I pick a Super Bowl win, been right twice, its about time again !! LOL
     
  5. CirclingWagons

    CirclingWagons A True Fan

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    was that SI or MAD magazine?
     
  6. Prime Time

    Prime Time Screw You Guys..Im Goin Home!!!

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    Little premature If you ask me. The guy really has no clue what he is talking about. He has announced Jay as the starter hands down, and that our starting FS will be Freeman and he doesn't even mention our new acquisition who is fighting for the job, Antwuan Edwards. I agree that we CAN win it all, but this guy is way off the mark with his reasons.
     
  7. NYFinFan27

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    I'm liking what I'm hearing :up:
     
  8. WestCoastPhins

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    Not to be pessimistic, but hopefully this doesnt fall into the si curse. Because if Dolphins win that would be the awesome.
     
  9. The_Phish

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    No, Alfred E Newman predicted the the Jills would win the superbowl last year!
    Go Dolphins!
     
  10. IceStorm

    IceStorm The High Tech Bong Monkey!

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    No smack intended, but look at the facts since 1999
    TEAM Win Lose Tie PA
    Jaguars 38 42 0 1
    Bills 36 44 0 1
    Browns 26 54 0 1
    Chargers 26 54 0 0
    Bengals 24 56 0 0
    Texans * 9 23 0 0

    Since 1999 these teams are below .500. Ok so whats the common denominator since then? Mostly likely the management.
     
  11. SMadison29

    SMadison29 What Sherman aspires to be

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    Finally a writer with his head on straight. Give that man a contract extension.
     
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    The top story in the CNNSI.com Pro Football section? Man, this should cause some debate here. I think it shows that there are just as many opinions as there are people. I happen to share the optimism expressed in this article, but the lack of success in the last few years gives others plenty of reasons to not be optimistic. So be it.

    You simply cannot deny that the team is 3rd in the conference in wins and playoff appearances since 1999. The team is returning most of the players on an excellent defense. They have added depth to the secondary.

    Three things I would like to see for the defense before the season starts:
    - sign Ogun
    - sign a veteran DT
    - sign a veteran LB

    The offense is definitely a wait and see situation. For me, the changes allow me to be optimistic. Before last season we stood pat on the OL. It cost us.

    This year we went for it. You have to admit, they were aggressive. Even if you don't like the moves that were made, they made the moves that people were complaining we didn't make last year:

    1. Do whatever is necessary to draft a top OL prospect
    2. Add quality OL in free agency and be willing to offer competitive contracts
    3. Bring in a big time WR to complement CC
    4. Bring in a QB early enough to learn the offense and have a chance to unseat Fiedler

    Will it all work? I don't know, but I know there is a better chance than last year.
     
  14. inFINSible

    inFINSible Don't believe everything you think.

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    I don't think we need anymore money spent on LB or DT but, other than that I agree with your whole post.

    Especially that last line. :up:
     
  15. ltfinfan

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    its a great read but i have heard this story before, and been disappointed everytime.
     
  16. Justasportsfan

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    Any chance the fins will be on the cover? :lol:

    The guy is a homer :D
     
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    i don't know but i think ricky will be on the cover of high times magazine
     
  18. phunwin

    phunwin The name's Bond...James Bond.

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    Duane Cross, my new favorite writer. :)
     
  19. Justasportsfan

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    :lol:

    "I believe I can fly......."
     
  20. 34RWilliams

    34RWilliams The Future

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    If fiedler can stay healthy throwout the season and start all the game we will go to playoffs im sure of it but as far beyond it im not sure. If he is consistent throughout the season. Then i say start him. Oline, if that pans out to be really great then i could care less whos at the helm. What happened to Jamie Nails???
     
  21. phunwin

    phunwin The name's Bond...James Bond.

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    Was hurt and ineffective all last year. The fact that no one has signed him is probably a sign that he's still hurt and/or ate himself out of playing shape. Since Jeno James is locked in at LG, the Phins don't need Nails.
     
  22. FinfanInBuffalo

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    My concern about veteran depth at DT and LB is due to the age of Tim Bowens and Junior Seau and our lack of experience behind those players. If the young players show they can be effective, then we don't need to add anyone else. We have plenty of time between now and the start of the season to find out.
     
  23. inFINSible

    inFINSible Don't believe everything you think.

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    Yep, for sure.

    Zgonina, Romero, and Williams are pretty decent depth. None of them are the big runstoppers that Timbo is but, face it, there isn't going to be anybody out there that is.

    Hopefully, Moore is ready, and Jenkins is ready but, yes, there is some uncertainty there. But, if you want certainty backing-up, it's going to cost money. Money that right now is being used to try and secure our wayward prince at DE.

    I can live with what we have at LBer if you give me Wale. :D
     
  24. dolphan39

    dolphan39 Maria & LauRen Aha!

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    Gone fishin'

    Gone fishin'
    and more good stuff
     
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    Dolfan954 Pro Bowler

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    Yes, it's only May, but there's no reason any team in the AFC, especially the Fins, should be a superbowl pick over the Patriots. We have question marks at WR and OL. The Patriots lost nothing and got stronger by getting Corey Dillon, as well as the players that were injured last year coming back to the team.
     
  27. SmokeyPhinz

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    Thats why u gotta love sports. Some people say we'll go 7-9, this guy says we're going to the Super Bowl. So many negative things being said about our team, lets all hang this guy's article up in our offices, bedrooms, and bathrooms and read it over again and again and again. It's golden
     
  28. FinfanInBuffalo

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    Damien Woody and Ted Washington equal about 800 lbs of nothing...
     
  29. Dolfan954

    Dolfan954 Pro Bowler

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    And they drafted Vince Wilfork. I don't know who they have stepping in at OL, but based on the Patriots' track record, it's pretty safe to say that whoever it is will be at least okay. A superbowl champion that adds a back of Corey Dillon's ability, when they previously had a bad running game only makes the team better.

    ETA: I'm not saying Wilfork will be equal Ted Washington, especially in his first year, but getting Corey Dillon alone outweighs the potential decrease in talent level at DT and and OG.
     
  30. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Trade Bait

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    I'd rather hang your picture of Mrs. Lachey in my bathroom and uh...disappear for a few minutes.
     
  31. Samphin

    Samphin Dolphins Homer

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    It is way too early, and there were a lot of "ifs" in that article. It is nice to read something positive though as opposed to the beat writers who take the negative slant every chance they get.
     
  32. BLITZKRIEG

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    It's nice to hear a sports writers opinion, especially when he's saying the Phinz will win the Super Bowl in 2005....

    However, the fact remains that this guy knows nothing more than most of us do. He just gets paid to give his opinion, and therefore, fans seem to take him more seriously, and his words more sacred. He's just a writer with an opinion. Just like you, and just like me.... :D

    There is a possibility the Phinz will win the Super Bowl. A slim possibility IMO. This guy makes it sound like we're a sure thing, and that's where I have problems with all of this...

    It's only May, and it's a long way until February. I'm just trying to keep everthing even keeled for now...

    Nice read though. :D

    PHINZ RULE!!! :eek:
     
  33. taylorj99

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    Current odds for Miami winning a Super Bowl are anywhere from 16/1 to 25/1.
     
  34. FinfanInBuffalo

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    That may be true, but to say that they have lost nothing is not true. They also have the Ty Law problem brewing. In addition, I don't think they are as good as their record. Just my opinion. The Pats should be considered the front runners, but not by as much as some people think. The gap between them and the rest of the AFC is not that large.
     
  35. Mile High Fin

    Mile High Fin Pro Bowler

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    :up: I agree with your post 100%....
    I can't wait for 2004 to start......
     
  36. RUDEbyallMEANS

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    The thing that bothers me about this article is that it focuses in on the "pretty" positions but fails to talk about the most important group on offense. The offensive line.

    Miami's question marks on the o-line and at QB are hard to overlook to go ahead and predict Miami as AFC champs.

    I just don't see the reasoning.

    O-line and QB are the 2 most important position on a football team. Both are question marks for Miami.
     
  37. DrAstroZoom

    DrAstroZoom Bon vivant

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    This is a typical Duane Cross article in that he looks at somewhat obscure numbers to develop a hypothesis. The key here is that the AFC representatives in the SB the last few years have been teams that (unlike their NFC counterparts) have a consistent winning record over the context of several years. Miami certainly fits that classification.
     
  38. Pope Shula XIV

    Pope Shula XIV EDDSified!

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    God, I'd love for us to be back on top again! But I have to remain cautiously pessimistic. I have to see solid coaching. I have to see us get production in the passing game. I have to see David Boston produce on the field for us. I have to see the offensive line open holes for Ricky. If we start to see these things during the season, then I'll start to get excited about a Super Bowl.
     
  39. MissMeth

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    This guy may be stretching but no more than the power rankings do... i am glad to FINALLY see a postive article about the dolphins. I hope it comes true! And it is the only thing i have read in the last 2 months that allowed me to get excited. I sometimes feel like the ONLY positive person around!

    :missmeth:
     
  40. LIQUID24

    LIQUID24 hi

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    Come to the DARK SIDE :evil:
     
  41. MissMeth

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    no thanks!! :barf:
     
  42. inFINSible

    inFINSible Don't believe everything you think.

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    :roflmao:
     
  43. CRAZYDOLFAN305

    CRAZYDOLFAN305 We Are Still Going To The SB

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    MissMeth you are so cool sweetie..
     
  44. MissMeth

    MissMeth Miss July

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    Thanks!! :biggrin:
     
  45. Phinz4Life

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    I believe it's most defense lineman that do not have great rookie seasons, as it takes some time to adjust.

    As far as Dillon...I'm really not that afraid of him, because of our run defense. But it will give the Patriots a whole new aspect. Yet, I fear him not still!

    And about that article... :woot:

    OPTIMISM IS CONTAGIOUS!
     
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    Even though it's from a Bills fan........gotta admit this is funny.
     
  47. P4E

    P4E Cogito, Ergo FinFanum

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    This thread CANNOT be considered official until fin-atic arrives to restate the litany of everything the team's done wrong. Until this is done, this thread remains in beta.
     
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    DrAstroZoom Bon vivant

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    [The following is strictly an impersonation. None of the comments contained below should be directly attributed to fin-atic, nor has fin-atic endorsed this parody.]

    Well, I knew it was just a matter of time until the legion of aqua-and-orange-glasses-wearing Pollyannas jumped on this one.

    I appreciate the enthusiasm, but I just don't see it.

    Is the retention of Dave "I've never advanced beyond the second round of the playoffs" Wannstedt reason for optimism?

    What about the three-ring circus that has been the front-office and coaching carousel?

    Surely not the blue-chip acquisition of AJ "Waterboy" Feeley??

    Let's wait until the fellas put on the pads before we book their flights to Jacksonville. And then, let's pray. Hard.


    [And .... scene.]

    Nothin but love for ya, fin-atic. :)
     
  49. LIQUID24

    LIQUID24 hi

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    :clap: :clap:
     
  50. go_fins

    go_fins Pro Bowler

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    I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.
     

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