A Miami Dolphins fan, not a players fan.
Re: This "D" Hasn't Proven Anything
No they haven't, but they sure are playing well. They held TWO good offenses to 10 point in their homes. That's nothing not to be excited about!
Originally posted by Da 'Fins
Best D ???
This is way overblown. Consider the competition:
A Jags team with a bad OL and a mistake ridden rookie QB
A Jets team with a rusty, slow QB.
A Giants team whose offense is self-destructing right and left (look at what the Pats did to it - with an injury riddled D!).
When we see them do this consistently against the good offenses (Like INDY in a couple of weeks), then we can start claiming they may be among the best.
I am pleased with their points allowed (that's ultimately the only stat that matters on D). And think they are potentially great. But, we need to consult your history a little better.
We fans have too many short term memories. How many times have we looked this good against mediocre competition early in the season? Oh, only about 12 out of the last 13 years!
This team and D hasn't proven anything! But, I do think if they play with the intensity of the Buffalo game - in every game; and if the offense doesn't put them in bad position, they can go a long way.
I would have dropped a thousand bucks if we could have had this same defense in the period of the mid 80's to the early 90's! I guarantee you we'd have gone to at least two more SB's and would have won one.