The Year of the Dolphin 2017

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  1. BlueFin

    BlueFin Seer of Visions Finheaven VIP

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    In the midst of the neverending knee jerking negativity...I have seen a vision of the Dolphin reprisal that will unfold in 2017........

    The Dolphin O-line will gel into an effective unit bolstering the running game and passing game and allowing Jay Cutler to finally get in sync with his receivers...this takes time and was hurt by the early struggles of the O-line.

    Tunsil will grow and improve becoming a top flight left tackle by seasons end.

    The offense will become an effective scoring machine...and mated with a surprisingly effective defense the team becomes a factor in the AFC playoff scenario.

    The defense continues to improve as the season wears on...McDonald joins Jones at midseason to form an intimidating safety combo...and further improve the run stopping prowess of this defense.

    The linebacking Corp keeps improving with Alonso having a career year...Timmons bouncing back from his home sickness and embracing south Florida...Maualuga rounding into condition and giving us the run stopper we needed in the middle on early downs.

    The young corners keep growing and improving giving us the long time future combo of Howard/Tankersly.

    The D-line feeds off of this and is a pass rushing force with young Charles Harris getting better and better as the season progresses.

    In the end.....this team is a playoff team and wins a playoff game at a minimum...Gase shakes off his early season funk again and sports 2nd year improvement in the end.

    That is how see it....now...let the negativity resume in 5-4-3-2-1.....
     
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    Dang man that would be so awesome if this somehow took place! We all deserve this so so much! Love the positivity bro!
     
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  3. Phinatic8u

    Phinatic8u Adam ****ing Gase

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    Being positive is one thing, but being real about the situation is another.

    Nothing on offense shows they will somehow instantly turn it around. They are what they are..

    The Defense will still be good, run D is really improved and McDonald will help that, but he's not a good cover guy. He's not gonna be some great FS and I don't think he's actually going to play FS.

    I don't see 5 wins on the schedule. It is what it is.
     
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    No way they get to the playoffs, much less win one on the road if they do.
     
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    The key to winning football games hasn't changed in all those years: run the football and stop the run. We seem to be good in the latter. Now if we can find a way to effectively run the ball, this team still has a chance.
     
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    That's one hell of a vision......where can I get me one of those?
     
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    Puff puff PASS, man.
     
  8. BlueFin

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    I can appreciate a fan thinking it doesn't look good...or being less than optimistic.

    But I'll never understand the negative Nancy's...the same ones who wrote off the 1-4 Dolphins last year....failing to at least see the possibilities.
     
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    Although it may look like a lot, that's not a longshot to happen. Like I've seen you say before, we were 1-4. What was the board like then? Lol The only thing I doubt happens is anything to do with Cutler. However, the dude needs blocking and more time with the WRs. We have 4 options that can score a TD at anytime of the game. if our Offense gets going, our Offense could be top notch. To me, it all falls back on the O-Line. Love the positivity. There's no way other teams fans are like we are towards ours. PHINS UP Brother!!
     
  10. Daytona Fin

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    Well you kind of asked for it, lol.

    I believe this weeks game is going to show us a lot where we stand in the NFL worth department. If the team can stick together and limit Atlanta's offense and score a few touchdowns, even in a loss, there may be some hope on the horizon. The away games from here on out are not so pleasant so they need to make a stand to keep things in check going forward.
     
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    When we beat ATL on Sunday, everyone will jump back on Gase's jock. That's how sports work, people only believe in you when you have success. I am a huge Nationals fan and for years I have been saying Strasburg is a hell of a pitcher, but most Nats fans have been down on him because he hasn't come up big in the clutch. Well now that he is basically saving the Nats season, everybody loves him again and pretend like they always believed in his talent, just how sports work I guess.
     
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    Well done Blue, don't let all the negativity get to you, in here if you go off the rails being negative, people have no problem enjoying adding to the negativity, but if your too upbeat, and give too positive a prediction, the negativity starts two fold...hope in the end you have the last laugh. :thumbsup
     
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    If the Fins offense comes alive and they beat a good Atlanta team and get to 3 and 2 the talk will quickly turn from I won't spend money on this loser team to super bowl baby.
    Just the highs and lows of being a Dolphins fan I guess.
     
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    if we somehow beat Atlanta we will quickly be 4-2. Jets at home should be a huge win
     
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    VBCheeseGrater Optimist Homer Finheaven VIP

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    I actually think the odds favor the offense getting better. I just don't see any offense remaining that inept for a full season. Plus despite the god awful performance, there is in fact some talent there.
     
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    I need what you are smoking. I’ve been a fan all of my life but this is the worst offense that I have seen. We are going to get embarrassed this weekend. I’d consider it a good outcome if we lost by only 14 points.
     
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    Cutler’s response.... “challenge accepted”

    Cutler and The Guru will prove you to be wrong.
     
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    ATL isn't as good as everyone thinks. If they were they wouldn't have lost to Buffalo the last game they played (Melty had his typical brain farts). They took advantage of a weak NFC last year (which has been the case for over a decade imo), but this year, they aren't even the best team in their division as you will see tonight. And I've been a Dolphins fan my whole life too, and lemme tell you this O >>>>>>>>>> than the 1-15 squad. Cutler is just an enigma lol, but we got Moore if he keeps f****** up.
     
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  19. evo8904

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    Or maybe Buffalo is better than what people think which is bad for us. Matty does have his moments but we don’t stand a chance. Only reason we have 2 wins is pure luck. Bad kicker for one and Cassel the other. I wish there was another team that I could like but I hate them all.
     
  20. VBCheeseGrater

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    Whos the Guru? Is that you? But yes would not be surprised if Cutler just made me look dumb with this post. Hes the biggest caveat. I believe the old adage goes "Offense who have Jay Cutler never good"
     
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    Gase is the guru! Did you forget that we were sold on him being a offensive guru and QB whisper?
     
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    VBCheeseGrater Optimist Homer Finheaven VIP

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    Oh yeah, i did actually!
     
  23. evo8904

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    Their performance really pisses me off. I’m going to watch one of the old Marino games this weeked so I don’t forget what real football looks like
     
  24. fishfanmiami

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    You don't have to go that far back. Just watch any of the next 6 games last year after fans gave up on this team when they started 1 and 4.

    That should remind you what real football looks like
     
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    just watch the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is a legend
     
  26. evo8904

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    Yeah, he really is. It is fun watching him.
     
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    The Jets went from "gonna be 0-16 to 3-2 very quick".
     
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    Here's hoping that come sunday, we dont have to resort to reruns for such a reminder.
     
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    If only....
     
  30. BlueFin

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    Like I said boys....year of the Dolphin!
     
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    What do you see now?

    How many wins?
     
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    Before the Atlanta game, I was thinking 5-6 wins. Now, who knows. The offense still has a ways to go, but man has the defense been playing well.

    I don't think anyone thought this team would make the playoffs last year so you just never know. The entire NFL is very topsy, turvy this year.
     
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    It's easy to be negative...but after turning around 1-4 last year it's funny to me how little faith the fanbase has in general.

    The Defense is vastly improved...ranking 3rd in the league in points per game allowed.

    If the offense gets it's act together...and it's not crazy to think it can...especially after yesterday's 2nd half...this season can be better than last year.

    Look around the NFL...the AFC...we are right in the thick of it.

    The NFL is so evenly matched that any team can beat any team on any day...which is why this league is the best in Sports.
     
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    Watch it unfold before your eyes...so that next time you'll have more patience about what is actually happening.
     
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    I’m with you Blue, nice post.
     
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    And look...here we are...3-2...and the entire AFC looks beatable.

    It's all in how this team grows and develops the rest of the season.

    What looked like a killer schedule is really just a schedule.
     
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    I hope it does unfold before my eyes....I'll love that.
    I do have patience, in fact I am pleasantly surprised by what I see so far. Remember I didn't think we would do much of anything this year, I looked at this team as a project that probably wouldn't have come together for another two years or so. But........I still like the vision.
     
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    You called it brother!! I believed with you. Please no more Adam Gase fire talk everyone. The man has assembled a talented roster and is 12-4 in the last 16 games. He told us all he wouldn't lose to Dan Quinn again and he showed us why he needs to be the Fins coach for years and years to come. Stay positive. It's refreshing!!
    PHINS UP BlueFin!!! Have an epiphany every week lol
     

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