2018 Bold Dolphin Predictions......

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  1. BlueFin

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    Ok...Time to find out what You all are thinking about our favorite team...here are my 5 bold predictions for 2018!

    1) Laremy Tunsil makes the jump to elite Left tackle that we all envisioned when we drafted him, played well as a guard in year 1....had a bumpy start in year 2 at left tackle but progressed by years end.

    2) Xavien Howard reaches elite...”shut down corner” status in 2018.

    3) Kenyon Drake leads the AFC in combined rushing/receiving yards.

    4) Minkah Fitzpatrick is NFL defensive rookie of the year.

    5) Ryan Tannehill returns with a vengeance...QB rating over 100...spreading the ball all over the field including 3 backs who can catch...and a couple of nice looking rookie tight ends...Gesicki is going to help Ryan reach that top ten QB level...The Dolphins win the AFC east taking the fracturing Patriots down.

    So...tell me your thoughts?
     
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  2. Danny

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    You're very optimistic........I hope you're right about all those things.
     
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    So pretty much 4 elite/almost elite players...
    Man, we can surely hope!
     
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  4. fishfanmiami

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    Man I hope they all come true but honestly the one that matters the most is Tannehill coming back strong. I think Tunsil and Howard will both develop into top notch players as well and who knows the limits on what Fitzpatrick can do .

    I also think Gore will take some of the load off Drake so his numbers might not be spectacular just very good.

    Good to see you starting threads Blue :thumbsup
     
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    Give me some of that kool aid bluefin! I'll chug it with you. We better not have to add vodka by the end of the season tho to get thru sundays
     
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    Gase tears an ACL, we post another losing season.
    But seriously, Gesicki is targeted often and has a 1000 yard + season. The light turns on for Charles Harris (A lot of sacks) and Tannehill puts up the best numbers of his career.
     
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    Top 5 offense...no runner or receiver with more than 700 yards.
     
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    I could see something like this happening. Spread the ball around and get every playmaker involved. With no real super stars but lots of solid players on offense this is probably the way to go.
    I'd be more than happy with top 10.
     
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    -Cam Wake is 3rd on team in sacks behind Charles Harris and Robert Quinn.
    -Minkah is tied with Xavien for interception lead with 5 and Baker and Reshad tied with 3 a piece.
    -RT13 completes 67%, 8.3 ypa, 31 TD passes, 2.7/1 TD to INT ratio, 3.8 ypc, 3 rushing TDs, plays full season and becomes a top 10 QB, leads team to first playoff win with 4th comeback win of the year.
    -O Line has 2 Pro Bowlers.
    -TE Geisecki 55 catches, 600 yards and 7 TDs, Smythe, 20 catches 275 yards, 4 TDs.
    -Drake has 1500 all purpose yards
    -Gase gets extension
    -Half of Fin Heaven change their names as their prediction went to crap!
    -Fanbase shows pure optimism going into 2019 Off Season!
     
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    my bold prediction is....we win 8 games this year. Realistically, we'll win 5-6.
     
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    My bold prediction is the Dolphins go 11-5 winning the AFC East as the Patriots fall back to the pack while going 10-6 and missing the playoffs.
     
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    Predict we finish 9-7, and are in a fight for the final WC spot come the last week of the season.
     
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    my bold prediction? We won't suck
     
  14. FSU Truth

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    Bold...

    The team finishes 11-5 or better and wins the East.
    Ryan Tannehill has his elite season finishing with over 105 QBR
    Team trade Parker right before the trade deadline.
    Cam Wake is still the man and leads the fins in sacks...he is one of 4 players with 8 or more sacks on the team
    Minkah wins defensive rookie of the year and earns his first of many pro-bowls
    Drake becomes a household name as he leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage
     
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    10-6 and a wildcard weekend win.
     
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    Wouldn't shock me at all. I think lots of people are going to touch the ball on offense. I would push the number to 875 though. I think Drake will come close, as well as I could see one of the receivers emerge and have a big season.
     
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    Little too early for me yet on many predictions, but I do like the O Line. The interior line IMO will be the best we have seen in a long time in Miami. This will make Tunsil better and show why he was considered an elite LT coming out of college. James will anchor the right side and Davis will take huge strides and become a quality RG. Tannehill is on his back for the least amount of times in his career and Miami ends up with a 4.3 yds/a or better in the rushing game.
     
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    Fitzpatrick wins defensive rookie of year
     
  19. FinfanInBuffalo

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    10-6 record
    Wildcard
    Playoff win
    Tannehill finishes in the top 10 in passer rating, yards, and TDs
    His doubters on this forum vanish

    Okay, maybe not the last one.
     
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    ... and by the end of the year they'll be looking to trade away Tunsil, who proves to be too weak for the LT position and like Parker is unmotivated to improve .

    Also, James better step it up or he'll be gone; a 1st round pick should be more than just an average player. IMO, they're better off building a line with all Free Agents as the Front Office is not very good at recognizing and evaluating o-line talent.
     
  21. Superself

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    Miami is able to score early and often.
    The defense is able to get more turnovers and consistently stop third down conversions.
    Tannehill and the offensive line stay injury free.
    Special teams is ranked top five in EVERY positive category.
    11-5
     
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    Tannehill plays 16 games...4200 yds....29 td's....

    Drake plays 16 games...1400 yds rushing...12 td's

    Dolphin offense avg. 26 pts. per game

    Dolphins Dline contribute for 42 sacks

    Dolphin defense allows 16 pts. per game

    Dolphins finish 10-6 ….playoff berth....

    Browns outlast Bengals and Ravens for wild card spot

    Browns to Miami first round playoff game

    Dolphins 28 Browns 17

    lol....trying to be BOLD
     
  23. finmann

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    That's a good place to begin.
     
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    Media pundits after 3 weeks: "The Dolphins are better than we thought"
     
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    That last one is almost impossible. As I like to say to some posters being right about what they post on a silly message forum is the most important thing to them. More important than the team winning. No QB is perfect, they will dwell on the bad plays and hold out hope to be RIGHT. Because there is nothing more exhilarating in the world then being right.
     
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  26. The Ghost

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    Give me 16 games from Tannehill, Drake, DVP and X. Howard.

    The rest will fall into place.
     
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    Beginning game 6, barring significant injury, Miami will be seen as a playoff caliber team. Maybe before game 6, but I worry about early games.
     
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    'Fins 11-5; 1-1 playoffs; Ryan Tannehill comeback player of year, in Pro Bowl.

    R Wilson and A Luck watching at home during playoffs
     
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    Bold?
    • Miami starts 4-1.
    • Despite the 4-1 start, ESPN ranks them 20th in power rankings, behind 2-3 Pittsburgh.
    • The player who takes a big step up on Defense...is Davon Godchaux.
    • The Fins go into Week 17 at 10-5, locked into the #5 WC spot. David Fales starts and throws for 4 TD in a win at 6-9 Buffalo. Tannehater Crew immediately goes berserk and wants them to start Fales in the wild card game.
    • Jesse Davis is nominated to the Pro Bowl
    • Dolphins Defense and Offense both finish in the top half of the league in production.
     
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    Barring injury....I see Drake going off for a lot more than 700...but I do see the receiving yards getting spread around a lot...that’s why there were no receivers mentioned in my thoughts other than Gesicki being a new helpful weapon for Tannehill.
     
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    That’s pretty bold...I like it!
     
  32. BigChief

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    Even if your bold predictions come true we end up 9-7 and Patriots win Division with ease.
     
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    A playoff game at home!
     
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    Bold Predictions
    1-Carroo will not make the roster
    2-Asiata will not make the roster
    3-at least two UDFA's will make the roster
    4-Quinn will lead the team in sacks
    5-We will have at least 1000 threads about Tannehill this year
     
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    I think its gonna start at the top.

    Gase has to prove he's a legit top shelf (we don't need a pretend hero) HC with the game-to-game strategy/tactics to

    optimize our strengths while stifling (at least impeding) the oppositions strengths. Can he do it? I hope so.

    If he can (???) we're good to go for many, many years.

    N F L players today are like pieces in a puzzle. You already know the rest of the story.

    My opinion. Of course.

    BNF
     
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    Boldly negative prediction would be:

    Tannehill reinjures knee, or has nagging knee injuries throughout the season.
    Osweiler or Fales has way too much time as the starting QB.
    Tunsil is mediocre at LT.
    Sitton shows his age and looks slow and ineffective.
    James is slow and ineffective because he he’s prone to being slow and ineffective.
    Gore gets way too much playing time because Drake gets overused and hurt early.
    Amendola gets way too much action because Landry is gone and not easily replaced.
    Gisecki gets hit in the mouth a few times when blocking which renders him too one dimensional.
    Wake finally breaks down.
    Quinn is a shell of himself.
    Harris still looks weak.
    The run defense collapses due to mediocre DT play.
    McMillan is slow and innefective coming off his knee injury.
    Kiko still can’t cover anyone and Baker isn’t ready to contribute.
    The secondary continually gets reshuffled because the LB’s can’t cover anyone.
    No kicker.
    Penalties, poor preparation, scoreless first halves, and a slow start to the season put Gase firmly on the hot seat.

    But anyhoo...
     
  37. BlueFin

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    Wow...that’s depressing...I think I’d quit being a fan if Those were my thoughts.
     
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    Thoughts...

    * Miami's offense takes off in year three of Adam Gase's system.
    * Ryan Tannehill challenges Aaron Rogers for Comeback Player of the Year Honors, but Rogers gets the nod.
    * Tannehill throws 34 touchdown passes
    * Drake gets 1400 yards rushing
    * Gesicki catches 6 touchdown passes
    * Tunsil emerges as one of best young left tackles
    * Parker is a contributor, but not a star
    * Wilson leads the team in catches with 70
    * Fitzpatrick has three interceptions and is named to all-rookie team.
    * Dolphins go 4-2 in the division.
    * The run defense is the Achilles heel of the team, but the Dolphins still post a winning record of 9-7
     
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    Good: Our Defense will be good.
    Better: Our offense will be better than last year and be better than 3/4 of the teams we face this year.
    Best: Tannehill; in too many categories to mention.

    Results:
    1) We go on to win 12 or more games.
    2) We go to the playoffs and beyond.
    3) If you don't like it, I DON'T CARE.
     
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    I could see 1 and 4 happening. Tunsil should be an elite left tackle and Minkah certainly has the tools to be DROY. I think Howard can be good, but elite is a bit much. Leveon Bell will have something to say about #3 and as long as Brady and Belichick are playing, they are winning the division. You did say BOLD, so I'll give that to you.
     

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