August 10, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) runs to join the touchdown celebration with Miami Dolphins wide receiver Roberto Wallace (18) and running back Charles Clay (42) during the second quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium. The play was overtuned after instant replay revealed the ball touched the ground. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE

A Winning Streak For The Miami Dolphins?


 

 

After their 30-10 loss to the Houston Texans, the Miami Dolphins have picked themselves up and find that, surprisingly, they are on top of a mountain.  They are surrounded by the deafening chatter of the media and fans, who continue to predict a season of utter failure for the Dolphins.  In most cases, the prediction is five wins or less.  The noise fades as the players move to the edge and see a clear and inviting path below, lined with victories.  Ryan Tannehill asks, “Can no one else see the road before us?  Lined with small beasts ready to be slain?”  Tannehill sees the Raiders, Jets, Cardinals, Bengals, Rams, Jets, Colts, Titans, Bills, and Seahawks.  Richie Incognito replies, “A warrior who does not see the passing lanes, can make even the smallest beast, deadly.”

SERIOUSLY

The Dolphins have ten consecutive “winnable” games up until they face the New England Patriots in Week 13, a “cakewalk” if you will.  Of course, this is a cakewalk by NFL standards but, nonetheless, a kiss from Lady Luck.  Is there such a thing as a cakewalk for Miami?  I think so.  This team has the talent to win now and Tannehill will be the key.

LOSS TO TEXANS

Maybe starting the season on the road versus a good Houston team was a blessing in disguise.  A lesson for Tannehill in a game the Dolphins would likely not have won.  This is much better than three interceptions against an opponent like the Raiders, who Miami should defeat at home.

LAST STAND FOR JEFF IRELAND

This ten game stretch will decide Jeff Ireland‘s future.  Everyone seems to remember the Dolphins 0-7 start in 2011 and forget their 6-3 finish.  They see a team who went winless in the preseason with a new head coach and quarterback.  They see a 30-10 loss to the Texans and dismiss the fact that the Dolphins were actually competing until four turnovers knocked them out.  The Miami Dolphins are vastly underrated.  Or are they?  The following ten games will tell us if this team truly has talent and if Tannehill has the goods.  If the team does not win six of the next ten or if Tannehill shows signs of being a bust, our general manager is out.

Many, in the national media, believe the Dolphins’ failure is imminent but have not seen the team enough and have certainly not seen their schedule.

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  • Army warrior

    A very optimistic story, I look at those games and see two wins. Wins against the rams and the colts. As much as I dislike the jets I believe Tim Tebow could beat us. He did it before. Ten wins in a row? Six wins out of those ten games? Optimistic to say the least. I want the dolphins to be good as much as the next fan but truth be told that just isn’t in the cards for this team.

    • Jay

      So no faith. I’m sorry to call you a fellow dolphin fan.

  • Fed Up Phins Fan

    What about the Cardinals?… Especially if Skelton starts!.. They have issues too…

  • John Madden

    I have said they will win 9 or 10 since seeing schedule. Media talked about us being one of the hottest teams in the league to end the season last year. Not much has changed..As long as Tanny stays positive he will be fine.. Sherman needs to call a better game for him. Use the athleticism and roll him out a few plays. Let him take 5 to 7 step drops and read the field. A reverse or 2 with Bush and Miller will keep d guessing…

  • Karen Smeltzer

    I refuse to give up on this team, like alot of other fans we have. I might be naive ,but I’m going to be right there cheering them on reguardless of the outcome. People are so quick to rush to judgement. Everything I hear is constantly putting this team down. Go Phins!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Fusco/1616919991 Jason Fusco

    Amen, brother. I was calling that fact out before the season started and it’s glad to see others share my optimism. We can easily be 2-2 or 3-1 by the 4th game and then we’ll see. I saw a team on Sunday lose to the Texans, but I saw a team lose to a playoff caliber team that I think can handle the Raiders, Cardinals, and Jets.

  • james

    I think with hartline coming back and a few tweaks here and there the dolphins will be fine they need to throw deeper passes line reggie up outside put egnew at reciever his issue aint catching its blocking let tannehill take off when things breakdown and the d needs to mix up coveragers if they keep playing cover 0 im gonna loose it how about a blitz that would be cool.

  • jcartwright67

    I like our schedule coming up. I know we can split the Jets and Bills this season and with a little luck the Patsies too. The Hawks and Bengals will test us especially the Bengals because they’re young and only getting better with some very real talent at WR. Our secondary remains our demise. I think we will realistically be 8-8 with a rookie QB. I like Tannehill but he’s going to throw as many pics as TD’s this year and I”m ok with it. So, look for a 3-TD performance this Sunday. Go Phins.

  • james

    A little off topic but does anyone notice there was a lot of interceptions thrown around the league this week?

  • jerrry

    Don’t be stupid. miami would be lucky to win at the college level.

    • mikethefinfan

      Go somewhere else schmuck!

  • Dolfan

    Finally someone not bashing the dolphins and saying how bad they are. Finally someone who actually writes something worth reading. Thanks for taking the time to come up with your own opinion!