10 Reasons Miami will not be last in the AFC East

I’ve read a few other articles and blogs around saying they ‘easily’ predict the Dolphins to finish last in AFC East.     The following are my 10 reasons (in no particular order) why I think their prediction is premature and well, full of crap.    🙂

  1. With Long, Pouncey, and the addition of Martin I think our O-line will turn into one of the best in the league
  2. Bills added a few good but unproven players in the draft and made one high-profile move in free agency.  They should be improved, but I think people are jumping the gun on them a little bit.
  3. Mark Sanchez – enough said
  4. Rex Ryan – enough said
  5. Ryan Fitzpatrick – enough said  (I know he had a good first half of the season, but what happened after that????)
  6. New offensive scheme that has proven to be more effective in today’s NFL – and should ATTACK the red zone!  Not slow down for field goals!   (more points per game)
  7. A restructured and beefed up defense that should continue to improve and might possibly be dominant
  8. A QB scenario that will give Miami a chance to be competitive any given Sunday right away, no matter which of the 3 win the competition
  9. Miami has a relatively ‘easy’ schedule in terms of last years winning percentages of opposing teams
  10. It’s TOO EARLY to ‘easily’ predict that this team will finish last in the AFC EAST, especially with all the positive changes that are being made, and some of the questionable moves the other teams are making.


So there you have it.  Much of the outcome of this season will be determined by how quick this Dolphin team can pick up Philbin’s new system and apply it to game day situations.   I admit it could be a year of growing pains, but even so,  there is a good chance the Jets or Bills implode and end with a worse record.



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175 Responses to “10 Reasons Miami will not be last in the AFC East”

  1. odinseye Says:

    Kris Says:
    June 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    There is NO WAY that this is the real Soiled….the REAL soiled is funny…..

    Kris Says:
    June 7, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    The post sounds strangley like….Cuban Menance…..

    Thanks Kris, now I’m skeptical again.

    I don’t ever recall the REAL Soiled calling anyone a DoucheBag.

    I notice his formatting seems to be a little off ass well.

    Is it LIVE?

    Or is it Memorex.

    He got by my “Trick Question” the other day, but:

    We have our ways!!!!

  2. odinseye Says:

    Speaking of Rubes………..

    I wonder If John Persh still wants to “FIRE” Lebron?

  3. odinseye Says:

    Got in late 😦

    Nobody live Blogging the game tonight? Double 😦

    I know why ALoco is quiet(check the score), but where are the rest of you guys?

  4. odinseye Says:


    I dunno man. Now that I think about it, you took a long time answering the trick question yesterday. You weren’t furiously checking through the old archives were you?

    Oh wait, it’s the off season. Soiled is usually funnier than you know what. Maybe he’s just out of shape/form/practice. Maybe he just needs some reps to get back up to speed.

    God forbid he’s pulling a “Javorski Lane”.

    Soiled, back off the cheesburgers………………….and how many times have we warned you about over “SELF”-medicating?

    C’mon Man!


  5. odinseye Says:


    Redsky, I see it the same way. But, it bugs me how much of a disappointment Lebron has been. I want him gone. I’m convinced he will never be a clutch player in big games.

    Posted by: John Persh | June 06, 2012 at 12:48

    redsky, stats aside, once again in the 4th quarter he didn’t want the ball. He’d catch the pass and dump it quickly off to someone else and run away, even when it wasn’t necessary. Wade attacks, he’s got game when it matters. Lebron doesn’t and never will.

    Posted by: John Persh | June 06, 2012 at 01:15 AM

    Anywhoo………..if the series is tied and the Heat goes home(gains control)for game 7, what player would you say is most responsible?

    In other words, who would your MVP be for tonights game?

    Just curious?

  6. odinseye Says:


    Don’t think you’re getting out of here unscathed!

    I went back and checked the previous blogs. I noticed you didn’t start pumping up your chest over the Celtics UNTIL it looked like it was ALL but OVER!

    What says you NOW?

    Just curious………………………………………



  7. odinseye Says:

    I just watched the game and now Lebron’s highlights!

    Who “Wants him Gone” and When?

    Oh YEAH Baby!!!!

  8. oscar canosa Says:

    It seems like Lebron is the type of guy that needs motivation to play well; we all saw it there. Bro, you really don’t want to get this guy mad.

  9. oscar canosa Says:

    Sorry I couldn’t post odin but I just received my new inflatable hottie and…well, you know how it is.

  10. oscar canosa Says:

    But he was only 19 when he started to play in the NBA! He still has some way to go.

  11. odinseye Says:

    oscar canosa Says:
    June 8, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Sorry I couldn’t post odin but I just received my new inflatable hottie and…well, you know how it is.

    I guess that’ll teach “Persh” to stand you up(or bend you over for that matter), now won’t it.

    And NO, I don’t know “How It Is”, but I can imagine.


  12. odinseye Says:

    Oops, you thought it was over at 2:30, heh, heh.

  13. odinseye Says:


    Just for the record, I didn’t start up with Oscar here.

    For “SOME REASON” he’s brining up the inflatable doll stuff that AMAZINGLY only the Blog Hit Troll from the Herald has mentioned in the past. Up to this point anyway(about a zillion times).

    Besides the maturity and language issue(in the event any young Dolfans find their way here), Oscar’s doing this TOTALLY unprovoked.

    I’m not calling for anyone to be banned or anything like that at all. I was just caught off guard by the unprovoked attack. Also, seeing ANYTHING that reminds me of the Herald Troll(s) here makes me a little uptight.

    I just wanted to point out the unprovoked attack in case there’s any other Heraldish Like Troll behavior forthcoming(my way of saying: He started it 😉 )

    Again, just for the record, Two of the MOST notorious Herald Trolls are already posting here and I have been **doing my best** to ignore them, their posts and not to engage them in any manner(notice I said …”doing my best”…).

    And finally, sorry for the language in my reply earlier guys.

  14. DC Dolfan Says:

    Sorry Ohio! Lebron did it again. I understand why Cavalier fans might have been irked Lebron left, but he’s still from Ohio. You guys should get over it and realize an elite player like that could NEVER have stayed in a small market like Cleveland his whole career, it would have been a waste (I say this respectfully without casting aspirations on Cleveland).

  15. DC Dolfan Says:

    As for the Dolphins, PLEASE Jeff Ireland, as a Dolphins fan who has questioned your talent acquisition at times, who’s now trying to give you the benefit of some doubts and is easing on the criticism of you, PLEASE don’t get Ochocinco. If you wanted a veteran you should have gotten Plaxico. Ocho is done. Nothing left in the tank. He can’t do anything for you Bess won’t do better. Plus, if he starts with his antics, then people will question why you just didn’t keep Marshall (even though I don’t really have a problem with Ocho’s joking around, other than I think sometimes it gets in the way of what should be his focus).

    Most importantly, if you think there’s young talent on this team that salvageable, then Ocho makes even LESS sense. Don’t do what Sparano did and steal minutes from a possible future star and giving them to a fading veteran in a year you’re team isn’t expected to seriously compete for the Playoffs. Let the Moore’s and Wallace’s and Pruitt’s have a shot, an honest shot, and this is the best year to do so (in a rebuild). Then you’ll know what you need to get next year to give Tannehill a real shot with weapons.

  16. Jon Says:


    Some “experts” have said the 07 Cavs were better than the current Heat Team…….ouch

    As for Lebron……I’ve seen this story, just in a different Jersey. He had a number of dominant games like that for Cleveland, only to eventually come up short.

    Lastly……..my issue isn’t that he left so much, it’s HOW he left. “The Decision”………give me a break. Just make a quick media announcement of where you’re going like any other player. And when him and Wade “garaunteed” they would win 7 championships that was just icing on the cake. When they play they act so arrogant, surprised that a foul is ever called on them. I just much less class than the likes of Bird, Magic, Jordan, etc….

    ok I will get back to football now so all my readers from Miami don’t lynch me for my thoughts on the current Heat team. 🙂

  17. DC Dolfan Says:

    I gotcha Ohio. I agree, that “Decision” will plague him his entire life. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    But I wish we had a “Lebron” on the Dolphins. You know, a guy that puts his serious face on and can take over a game and will his team to win. Unfortunately, the only 2 guys that come close are Bush (who’s nowhere NEAR as dominant a player when he’s in the zone), and Jake Long (who unfortunately doesn’t play in a position where he can single-handedly take over a game). A WR can’t really play that role (someone needs to throw them the ball). Really it can only be a QB or RB on offense. And as much as my respect for Moore has grown, I know for a fact (at least in my mind) he’ll never reach that level in his game.

    Still searching…

  18. Jon Says:


    There’s a fine line between taking over a game and doing enough to get your teammates involved too. Sometimes in basketball if one player is dominant and scores all the points, the other guys start to fall asleep, so if the opponent starts to come back by the 4th quarter and the dominant player needs his teammates, it’s too late they haven’t had their mind in the game since the 1st half. This is why Steve Nash is my favorite player……..he has the perfect feel for when he needs to be a scorer and when he needs to get his team involved.

    Of course in football it’s a bit different. It’s not like Matt Moore could just “take the ball down the court” and score. By it’s very nature football forces you to have to work well together to be successful at all. But where I agree with you is I’d like to see some players step up and be dominant in their position. If your WR demands a double team every play……someone else is going to be open, the running game opens up, etc.

    So yes, we need some more dominance, somewhere

  19. DC Dolfan Says:

    I was thinking Eli in the Meadowlands game last year. Moore did great in the 1st-half. Eli had none of his usual weapons (RBs were hurt and uninspired, Nicks was out). It looked bad halfway through the 3rd quarter (I was there, getting cold stares from the home fans). But then Eli took over. He used Ballard, of course Cruz, he just made every play he had to. Perfect ball placement, perfect poise, I knew instantly when the 4th-quarter started this was going to be a loss. I kept telling the home fans, “don’t worry, the Dolphins are about to crumble.” Seen it (unfortunately) time and time again. Too bad, because that was Steve Slaton’s best game as a Dolphin. I saw that a couple games with Penny in ’08. And the 2 Henne wins vs. Jets in ’09. But, nothing close to what we need to take the next step.

  20. DC Dolfan Says:

    This is where Coaching/playcalling might help. We can’t sit on a lead. In the NFL, teams that sit on leads lose them. We need to keep applying pressure. Just for the sake of remaining consistent. That’s how all these other teams put up big points. It’s not about making the other team look bad. It’s about staying true to your craft, and perfecting it. If you can’t be stopped, then why stop yourself? That’s what I respect most about Brady. He keeps scoring because he does his job so good he’s unstoppable. I hate to see it twice a year, but not the type of hate where I want to go kill him after the game. The type of hate that hides a lot of envy and respect, for a competitor.

  21. Jon Says:

    I can see your point with Eli DC. A good QB can have a way of taking over a game and making other players look good. He still needs some help, but a dominant QB can take many things into his own hands

  22. NHFINSFAN Says:

    DC….Tannehill seems to posses the type of leadership qualities that you mention above. Henne never had it, and Pennington was the only QB since Marino that did.
    You can’t teach it or coach it, you just have IT.
    Moore is a true gamer and the players & fans love his energy…but he does not have IT.
    Garrard is very athletic and seems to have command of the huddle…but he does not have IT either.
    We’ll all be watching camp this year with so much more interest (Thanks to HBO) and I feel that Garrard will come out the week 1 starter.

  23. Jon Says:

    New Friday post up

  24. DC Dolfan Says:

    NH, I think I agree with you on Garrard. As far as Tannehill, I just don’t know enough to know if he has “IT” (but I’m willing to take your word for it because I want to believe). I’m excited about this Season nonetheless. New faces, new looks on both sides of the ball, hope springs eternal.

  25. Ross Blowz Says:

    Ross cant get any money by building a winner, so he resorts to gimmicks like Hard Knocks, or honoring the opponent(Tim Tebow) , or proclaiming Henne was the 2nd coming of Dan Marino, or talking about retiring Tannehill’s # before he’s even played one down. Ross, save the Dolphins, SELL THE TEAM!!

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