Schedule Makers had it in for the Fins

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  1. WesternNYDolfan

    WesternNYDolfan FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Not only have we played the Steelers, Jets, Pats, GB, Minny, and Cinncy, as well as preparing to play Baltimore and Tennessee

    But, we played Cincy coming off of their bye, will play Baltimore coming off of their bye, and will play Tennessee coming off a bye....is it just me or does that 3 games in a row vs. teams coming off of byes seem a bit unfair?
     
  2. Swantoon

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    I doubt the schedule makers care whether the Dolphins win or lose.
     
  3. Tunaphish429

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    Really I only think the bye week thing matters when your facing great x and o's coaches like Belecheat and Rex Ryan..

    Fisher and Harbaugh are not that..

    They are just great motivators..

    I could see a few trick type plays on special teams from Harbaugh tho.
     
  4. Ilovemyfins4eva

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    that is a little bit unfair, but honestly coming off a bye does not mean ****. if anything they teams can be a little less focused since they had a week off and maybe were not as focused.

    we are playing real good football, and riding momentum. a bye can mean a team comes out real strong, or they can come out real rusty. look at the jets this past week, 2 weeks off at home vs a banged up team to prepare, and get shutout.

    coming off a bye does not guarentee anything.
     
  5. nyjunc

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    The bye can help or hurt, it clearly didn't help us last week.
     
  6. Shula's Legacy

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    I think too much emphasis is placed on a bye. It could be a good thing in terms of getting healthy, but the downside can be rust. It is tough to simulate the speed of the actual game in practice. It can also slow teams momentum that are coming off a couple/few wins.
     
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    Didn't Cincy lose to the Falcons the week before us?
     
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    yes. the 2 teams we play coming off a bye r the ravens, and the titans next week. u can argue that the minn game was like a minny bye for them since they had 10 days to prepare playing the opening thursday night game of the season.
     
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    Good point by the poster.
     
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    The NFL obviously wants to keep us down!! :)
     
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    Rex lost to Greenbay off his byesexual week
     
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    Every week is Rex's byesexual week.
     
  13. phinman1

    phinman1 Seriously now

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    All I know is that this has to be the most brutal schedule in history for a team that finished in 3rd place the previous year.

    The good thing about it is the young bucks are learning how to go through the wars early on. Will definitely add some seasoning, and they won't be intimidated. Probably a good thing in the long run.
     
  14. nyjunc

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    All 4 teams in a given division play almost identical schedules as far as the teams they are playing. There are only 2 games based on where a team finsihsed the year before.

    This year the AFC East plays:

    6 div games
    4 games against AFC North
    4 games against NFC North
    2 games based on previous years finish against teams that finished in same spot in AFC West and AFC South. For us we play Denver and Houston who both finished 2nd in their divs last year, for you guys you face Ten and Oak who finished in 3rd in their divisions a year ago.
     
  15. WesternNYDolfan

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    Yea but we played at Minny, and at Green Bay, Jets got both teams in NY, Pats got minny at home....we play at Baltimore and at Cincy

    ---------- Post added at 12:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:41 PM ----------

    this could be more true than I'd like to think....see Fumblegate 2 weeks ago
     
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    It's on a rotation basis, we played at those two teams in 2006 and we'll play at them in 2014.

    You play at Bal, we play at Pitt- I think we got the short end there.

    yes, the league made sure you went 4 and out on that last drive when you could have scored and won the game and they also made sure you kicked FGs all day rather than score TDs.
     
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    We also scored the most points against Steelers this season.. who is by far the best defense in football. You guys lost to the Packers and will get clobbered by the Steelers. Now if we can just beat the Ravens
     
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    Pitt has allowed 102 pts, we have allowed 110. That's not a huge difference.

    I have sent an e-mail to Goodell asking him to cancel the season. Obviously we have no chance the rest of the way and we'll be clobbered by Pitt so why waste our time?:lol:
     
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    IF you want to talk about getting screwed by bye weeks, Look at Alabama's schedule, I think their last 6 games or so are all against teams coming off their bye's.

    The rules were changed this year so that wont happen again.
     
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    I don't blame the schedule. I blame the guy calling plays on offense.
     
  21. Bta72dolphins

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    Elite teams dont make excuses they get it done whether the opposing team has a bye week or not and win on a consistent basis home or away. Plus having a hard schedule only helps. You can't bull **** your team weakness.
     
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    Finally making some sense Junc.
     
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    It's taken a while but I am catching on:lol:
     
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    I was just thinking that the other day lmao, WTF is up with playing three teams in a row, all coming off their bye?
    Also both NE and NYJ were back to back at home early in the year.
    Usually one of those will be at home, the other on the road. Now we travel to siberia twice later in the year lol.
    We just have to beat teams by a wide margin and not leave games in the referees hands.
    It's like 'Remember the Titans' for us. We can do it lol.
     
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    Lol Henning is more of a problem than the schedule I agree.
     
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    Classic. Downplay our schedule, yet at the same time, squeeze this **** in there.
    NYJ has a good team. Miami has a good team. No need to try to convince people to shed a tear lol.
     
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    It's interesting how that works out. Sometimes the bye is good for teams, but it also may have a bad impact on certain teams.
     
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    builds character.
     
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    This thread = :bobdole:
     
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    My biggest compliant with the schedule was not having an afternoon home game until Oct 24th. The early season heat in Miami is one of the best home field advantages in the NFL.
     
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    Which is exactly why I didnt get the ******* Jets/Patriot fans saying the only reason we went 11-5 and won the division was our weak schedule when the whole division had a weak schedule. I guess it only counts when it benefits the Jets argument eh Junk? I'd take the Broncos/Texans over Raiders/Titans this year, so you guys lucked out with that. The Broncos are just terrible and the Titans are a much more balanced team than the Texans. Lady luck has been on your side SO FAR this year. Just ask Sanchez, what's he has 8 give me INT's dropped?
     
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    No I think the NFL wants to keep the Pats up, they could careless about us.....

    A bye can help a older team get some rest, Ray Lewis, and get some guys healthy, Ed Reed......Cam is a very good OC so expect him to have a good game plan on attacking our Defense. It will be interesting to see how Nolan adjusts to it and how fast he can figure it out. He's done a great job, so far this yr, on in game adjustments.
     
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    damn we're ****ed arent we
     
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    I always love when people don't read my posts then attack me. I have ALWAYS said we had a cupcake sched too 2 years ago but we didn't take advantage of it like you guys. You guys deserved to win the division, you just weren't that good of a team but the best our division had to offer in a weak year.

    yep, only sanchez has had potential INTs dropped:lol: did you notcie 2 NON INTs last sunday that he was credited for INTs? what luck he's had!:lol2:

    I am just replying to dolphin fans whining about the sched. People get so touchy when they are exposed to the truth.

    That is your owners fault. he's more interested in bringing in celebrities and having a dance club at games than he is about winning games. HE requested to the league not to have 1 PM home games early in the year.
     
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    Did I say he's the only QB to have INT's dropped? No...I dont blame you for twisting my words around though, God knows you cant handle the truth. Sanchez had the MOST INT's dropped I can assure you that. He's had AT LEAST 5 easy, easy picks dropped. Those 2 int's last week couldve gone either way and the last one Keller lost WAS an INT. He never had control of that ball. Sanchez accuracy makes me :chuckle:
     

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