Power of positive thinking!
I remember when we expected
to go to the playoffs every year, and we did. Last year we were very close with a rookie HC & QB, new coordinators and schemes, and an incompetent WR corp. Talent-wise I think we trail NE, CIN, HOU, and DEN in the AFC; of course it is possible to win the Superbowl with average talent (see: Ravens, Giants). Our challenge this year is to develop as a team and build leadership throughout the ranks from the fans to Ross.
That especially means us. FinHeaven VIP's and other respected posters are leaders of the fan base; we must return to thinking positive and having our prophecies realized. Yes we will occasionally be disappointed, but trust me, that is better for our team than being "pleasantly surprised" or "S.O.S.". The team knows what we expect from them and I personally expect a competitive run at the AFCE crown and at least a wild-card berth. I saw a less talented team with new leadership and systems pull together and win games against more talented teams last year and that was very encouraging. Each year there is a team quietly building talent which comes out of hiding to explode onto the NFL landscape, SF 2 yrs ago, and SEA last year, and both teams have positive fan bases with high expectations. In fact up in Seattle they actually track the number of crowd induced false start penalties for the season; think that doesn't get the fans fired up? I think the Dolphins will be the team that explodes this year. And I expect you as fan base leaders, to expect the same; we are Miami, The Dolphins! We kick ass! We are not Detroit. We are not the Jets.
It's 12 wins this year as the team maximizes its talent and resources. I would rather be eschewed for being wrong than settle for predicting mediocrity especially when I have seen the makings of a contending team being built. Let's just throw out the last 12 years of rebuilding and education and start fresh in 2013. We're built. Now let's go kick some ass!
Who is with me?