CAN WE GET AN UPSET PLEASE ?
Patriot Head Coach Bill Belichick: Can he please just shut up and lose?
There is no way, now how that the Miami Dolphins should win the game this weekend. The Fins travel to New England to play the Patriots this week and to challenge a team that is on the opposite end of the football success spectrum. Miami has lost 20 of the last 21 games and the Patriots have won 21 of their last regular season games. On paper this should be another walk in the park for the smug coach and his team as most expect the Patriots to romp their way to an easy victory. But you know...I just have a feeling, a crazy stupid feeling that Miami is due for an upset. Here is why I think Miami could suprise everyone in the NFL this weekend and turn the AFC East on its ear.
1. QB Play- Chad Pennington knows and understands the New England defense having played them twice a year for the last six years. I think he will recognize their blitz packages and utilize the tight ends and hot routes to beat the blitz.
2. Running Game- Yes, this is the week that Miami will run the ball effectively. The talent with Ricky and Ronnie is real and you can't keep them down forever. They are due to have a good game, and this week I believe is it. Look for them to work the edges away from Vince Wolfork and try and use speed on the older slower linebacking corp of New England.
3. Defense- Miami has demonstrated it can get pressure on the QB. I look for them to get to Cassel and rattle the young QB. He does not have Brady's improvisational abilities and I expect him to make two or even three bad decisions with the ball. This pressure will also help the weak secondary who won't have to hold their coverage as long.
4. Fate- You know this young Dolphin team is embarrassed and angry. They could have and should have won at least one of the last two games. They hear what the world is saying about them and I believe they have something to prove. The law of life is that all that goes up must come down, and all that goes down eventually comes up. It is time for the Patriots to start coming down and it is time for the Dolphins to start coming up. This is the one win that no one expects. It is the one win that makes a statement that things are different and it is the win that begins the turn around of this Miami Dolphins franchise.
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