Before last night, I had some hope that the Dolphins could actually compete with the heavy hitters of the AFC, which is seemingly getting stronger by the minute. My calculus was there are always teams that don’t live up to expectations. I mean, it’s kind of why sports is the best thing on the planet; because the best teams don’t always win. Did you have the Bengals in the Super Bowl last year? Of course, you didn’t.
Out of all the teams in the AFC, the Chiefs, Bills, Bengals, Ravens, Broncos, Chargers, Raiders, Browns, and Colts(I might be missing one) do you really think they’re all going to be great? it’s not even possible for that to happen. Some teams have to come across a tough schedule, tons of injuries, or simply their team chemistry never gets started. It’s a law of averages find of thing.
So I told myself when that happens the Dolphins will have to be playing some terrific football to be able to compete. New coach, new attitude, and a decent free agency season coupled with the draft, and yeah I thought Miami could potentially be in the mix at the end of the regular season. Call it wishful optimism in March.
Now, I feel that the Dolphins have a firm chance to not just be in the playoff hunt but be vying for a division title. The Bills are phenomenal but they’re beatable. They got better but so did the Dolphins. I’m not betting any money for the Dolphins to win the division yet, but it won’t be nuts if it did happen.
A lot has to go right but based on all the moves this team has done starting with the firing of Brian Flores, I feel the Dolphins can beat anyone on any given Sunday. They also can be beat themselves but now after the Armstead signing and Hill trade, I feel good about the immediate future. I’m excited for what happens next and I’m not alone. All of us are ready for the next move and were all given a bit of hope.
To quote Andy Defresne, a guy who knew about the worst of times only to rise up to live in the Sun, “hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever truly dies.” I have hope today and it feels awesome.
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