It makes me cringe when so many of my fellow Fins fans get happy at the thought of beating a crippled Patriots team. I fully understand wanting to catch some breaks in this division, but I am a lot more interested in seeing how Ryan Tannehill takes the next step. I don't care how old Brady is, and I don't want to hear how depleted that team has become. I want the Dolphins to thoroughly stomp a mudhole up there in New England this year on their way to showing the Patriots who the new king of the roost is.
All that said, I'm glad to know that it could be a little easier for the Dolphins this year. They need to gel and understand their parts on offense and defense for this team to be truly formidable. We may have an excellent shot at the playoffs this year, but do not make the mistake of believing this is Miami's best shot to take the AFCE. Seriously? This team is going to be even better next year when more of our players are entering their third and fourth seasons (think Ryan Tannehill with more experience). If Tannehill rounds the corner as a 2nd tier or even top tier QB, then I will want to see Tom Brady try to answer that. It'll make for one hell of a matchup that I wouldn't dare miss.