I don't necessarily agree with the Ireland support, this is the last chance he has imo to get us playmakers and have a successful offseason. However, I agree that none of us should have really been expecting playoffs to start with. For all the reasons you said. Hell, we thought for most of the offseason that Moore or Garrard (good god WV called that situation to a tee) were gonna be the starting QB with Chad Johnson as the #1 and Hartline who didn't practice at all
Season win over/under was 7.5, dropped to 7, and finally settled at 6.5.
I don't seen how our path or current standing is unimaginable.
It would be realistic to expect a break out game or two from our rookie quarterback. That's supposed to be normalcy, in fact, a game where everything clicks and you've got 31 points and three touchdowns passes by the middle of the third quarter. Sample is 13 at this point. We've had the logical two games with high picks but nothing on the extreme upside. Not a full game. Final half quarter against Seattle was nice.
I am very pleased at our defensive sturdiness on the front line. I thought it might suffer on transition to the 4-3. Belichick wasn't blowing smoke when he praised those guys. Yeah, we fall off pace and disappoint now and again but it's comforting to be rugged against the run. Nice foundation if we can maintain and build upon it for a few years.
Mostly, I'd like to wake up one morning to news our stadium collapsed into rubble. At that point we could draft Vaughn Telemaque in the first round and I'd still be rejoicing uncontrollably.
Yes, and I predicted 5-6 wins...so, does that make the team good? No, it means they are as freaking bad as I thought they were...
Spin it any way you want, this team sucks.
"Ireland Love" is a form of "Stockholm Syndrome"
empty stadium for 2 snooze-lose games… oh yeah, the team'll be pumped up for it… yay!
Boy we sure do suck epic balls but I guess it could be worse so let's throw a ****in party... You should hear the way they talk about the Jets here in New York, you would think they're the worst team in NFL history and they have a BETTER record than we do. Meanwhile dumbass Dolphins shills continue to blather on about how we should be so excited about yet another losing season. Just shows u how disgustingly low the level of expectations have become around here.
"I don't have pet peeves, I have psychotic ****ing hatred"
the circles people go in to try and defend how awful the dolphins have been year after year is just laughable. you want a realistic what if scenario... what if we resign jake long to an over priced contract. what if we resign hartline.sean smith and starks. and bush. and fasano... because since we have no realistic depth at any of those positions... then you have to sign your rookies.. POOF. all that cap space that we have been flaunting around is GONE. this team is not one player away like so many here believes. so spending the remaing 10 million to grab a premier player like a cliff avril or mike wallace does you marginal benefit because then yuo still have a whole roster of holes (created by the captain of the ****) still to fill
all this talk about its "so hard to switch systems", little Jeff is finally out of the shadow of Parcells... look at all the talent he brought itn.. the future is so bright.... it makes me feel pity about what would actually be acceptable to you guys. if we broke .500 there might be a rally in the streets like we won the goddamn superbowl.
Color me unexcited that we have all these draft picks and all this money in the hands of good ol' reliable jeff.... I'm sure we will turn it around.. and if not, THERE IS ALWAYS NEXT YEAR AMIRITE?
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