I just got done reading over both ESPNs and Sportslines power rankings and came way baffled. Both rankings have the broncos and saints as highly ranked teams. I'd like to know how these teams are considered so much better then ours. Yeah the broncos have a great o-line but there defense isnt close to ours, jake plummer isnt gonna win a ring anytime soon and theyre backfield isn't exactly proven. And as far as the saints go, yeah theyve got the offense but there secondary could be considered one of the worst in the league and there linebackers dont light up the league either. I think we as dolphin fans need to start to realize we have more talent then a lot of teams predicted to finish above us. Just take a look at each of the positions:
QB: Yeah somehow Jay is starting but he still has the ability to get us some wins and we all know AJ will be starting by the end of the season
RB: The real question mark on this team. Just look at NE last year they won with guys like a.smith/k.faulk/ m.cloud all contributing. No reason our stable of backs cant do the same.
O-line: Yeah they didnt exactly light up the pre-season but it takes time to gel. If we can steady the ship the first few weeks of the season I think the line will be a pleasant surprise. Remember how W. Sapp was bashing the NE line bc they had a bunch of nobodys. Well we all know how they turned out.
D-line: Two words: Jason Taylor.
Linebackers: Thomas is still an All-Pro, Seau has been an upgrade over D. Rodgers and Greenwood has been steady. Dont be surprised if some of our youngsters start to challange him. We have great depth.
Secondary: ONe shutdown corner, One former shutdown corner. Solid Solid nickel in Howard and madisons replacement in Poole. Could be the best corner group in the league. Knights a playmaker and Edwards should be an improvement over Freeman.
Overall I dont see any reason why we cant finish 10-6 or 11-5.