Opponents next year..

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  1. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit A True Fan

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    Just saw this, I never seen it before, realistically do we even have a shot at the wild card with all the holes and the schedule being as tough as it is:

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    We would have to have one hell of an offseason to come up with seven wins.
     
  2. Locke

    Locke They looked like strong hands.

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    It's hard to say how good our opponents will be. Drew Brees or Matt Ryan goes down and either of those games look much less daunting. Or Tannehill could take a giant leap and Miami ends up being much better than people anticipated. Too early to tell I think...
     
  3. phinfanNY08

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    I think we need to see the dates of each of these games and a full off-season, draft and preseason to really gauge how each team may look.
     
  4. finsfanjay13

    finsfanjay13 Rookie Donator

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    Seven is possible. There are ten winnable games on that schedule (Jets x 2, Bills x 2, Bills, Panthers, Bengals, Chargers, Colts, Bucs). Add in the "Any Given Sunday" mentality, and you could flip a couple.
     
  5. hoops

    hoops exited stage left

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    this qbs gonna win you some games in 2013 that will surprise you...tough schedule no doubt...and we'll be better for playing tannehill in 2012 for it...

    the main piece is in place...
     
  6. PhinMagic

    PhinMagic Banned Hammered

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    Landscape changes every year with these teams. Baltimore may lose half their defense, Brady may go down.....who knows, they are all winnable with a good FA and Draft class. If we strikeout we'll be another 6 or 7 win team but with the right moves we can win 11-12. We should have won 9-10 last year if it weren't for a god awful kicker and a few bonehead plays
     
  7. Phinatic8u

    Phinatic8u Adam ****ing Gase

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    I agree with hoops.
     
  8. hoops

    hoops exited stage left

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    there's no doubt though that schedule is legit...better plan on scoring some damn points...field goals against that schedule end in losses...
     
  9. Travis34

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    You've been a debbie downer as of like Vertical... But whatever, it all depends on the offseason. It is definately a solid schedule. On the bright side, most of the more difficult games are home games
     
  10. Daytona Fin

    Daytona Fin Playoffs Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    Hopefully the dolphins open with a home game because I will get to have 3 day weekend in south florida.
    gators at canes
    ?????? at dolphins
     
  11. ROADRUNNER

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    Oh....... hard to get 6win's but we might do it, wild card at best.
     
  12. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit A True Fan

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    ?? I've been real the past week, not everything is rainbows and butterflies. You guys can't take it for some reason, every year is always Super Bowl in your mind and the past 15 years I haven't seen it.
     
  13. CalDolFan10x14

    CalDolFan10x14 Your QB for the next 10 years. Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Can we at least wait 'til the end of free agency and the draft to see how our team shapes up BEFORE we write off our chances for a playoff spot? :ponder:
     
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    wow, furthest travel is new england and indy. not too shaby
     
  15. Spesh

    Spesh #freespesh

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    We dont have a realistic chance of making the playoffs. We dont have a realistic chance of having a winning record.

    We just have to many holes on this roster. Everyone gets rosie eyed during the offseason because they judge teams by how they were last season while projecting how great we will be after free agency/draft. People ignore that every other team has the chance to improve as well. A couple of those teams had bad seasons for odd reasons. Does anyone expect the Saints to go 7-9 again with Sean Payton back? Anyone expect the Steelers to get worse when Big Ben, David DeCastro, Marcus Gilbert, and others are returning from injuries?

    As well, everyone likes to "madden" it and base their prediction on how the teams look on paper. It doesnt work. All those games we "are suppose to win" have a chance of being losses. Example? We have only swept the Bills once in the past 4 years. That team has been pretty bad that entire time. On paper, we should stomp them. Doesnt always work out. The Texans were garbage for years on end and we never beat them. We are 0-2 against the Browns in the last 3 years.

    Realistically, we are going to lose to the Saints, Steelers, Ravens, Falcons, and Patriots twice. Thats 6 loses there. Can anyone honestly say they cant see us losing 2 more games? Bengals have a third year pro-bowl quarterback throwing to one of the best receivers in the league. We currently have no corners. How about the Colts? They are stacked and have plenty of young players ready to step up(even though they played exceptionally as rookies). How about the Chargers? They made one of the better head coaching hires in McCoy and somehow convinced Whisenhunt to come in as their OC. Outstanding job by them thus far into the offseason. The Bucs? They are going into the second year of their scheme(which is so vastly important on here) and simply have a better offense than us. Who wants to bet against Cam Newton on any given sunday? I wouldnt.

    When we passed on receivers during last years draft, i predicted this team wouldnt contend until 2014. With that schedule, i stand by that prediction. We loaded up on draft picks and money by creating/ignoring holes. We just have to much to do with this roster. Best case scenario, if we have an OUTSTANDING offseason, i can see us going 8-8. Anything less than stellar(as is our custom) i can see a 6-10 season.
     
  16. Fintastic17

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    Talk about other teams' growth, but ignore the fact that we were in a position to win almost all of our games last year. Bad luck against the Jets/Cards, Suspect coverage vs Colts, should've won first meeting with Bills and hung with the 9ers and Pats(first meeting) until eventually being overcome by the title contenders. Even with ALL of the holes, no pass rush, rookie qb, no wrs, no seam te, injured dbs we still beat Cincy, Seattle and an up and coming team in the Rams.

    Factor the possibility of Tannehill having actual weapons, his certain growth in the position. 5 picks in the first 3 rounds and a boatload of cash with a TON of DB/OL talent coming free, two outstanding receivers becoming FA, and a bunch of reliable 3rd down pass rushing options. There are plenty of reasons to be "rosie eyed" imo. It all hinges on FA so i'll revisit my stance in about 2 weeks.
     
  17. Spesh

    Spesh #freespesh

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    And thus explains away finheavens reasoning for our loses. Luck. :lol:

    Doesnt matter "if we came close" to winning or "should have won". How many of those games did we come close to losing? We beat the Rams by a field goal. Who's to say Carpenter misses that next time and the Rams win in overtime? How about Seattle, we cant miss a kick there? Carpenters had stretches of missed kicks. So yeah, i "ignore the fact we were in position to win" all our games because we had a couple of games that we were in position to lose but were able to claw out a win. It goes both ways, but people on here forget that.

    And hilariously, how many posters on here have scornfully slammed other teams for "winning the offseason"? How many posters point out that signing a bunch of players NEVER works out? Now we are totally going to build a contender overnight. Makes sense.
     

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