Free agency has nothing left but a few crumbs, the draft has been completed, and the teams are now trying out un-drafted players, in the hopes of finding a hidden gem. Soon there will be no news at all as summer will be upon us.
I want to take a realistic look at the upcoming season, although early for various reasons, this could be fun. It will be done without hate, regardless of my allegiance, I will be fair….at least to what I consider fair.
1 Sun, Sep 11 @ Seattle
2 Sun, Sep 18 @ New England
3 Sun, Sep 25 vs Cleveland
4 Thu, Sep 29 @ Cincinnati
5 Sun, Oct 9 vs Tennessee
6 Sun, Oct 16 vs Pittsburgh
7 Sun, Oct 23 vs Buffalo
8 BYE WEEK
9 Sun, Nov 6 vs New York Jets
10 Sun, Nov 13 @ San Diego
11 Sun, Nov 20 @ Los Angeles
12 Sun, Nov 27 vs San Francisco
13 Sun, Dec 4 @ Baltimore
14 Sun, Dec 11 vs Arizona
15 Sat, Dec 17 @ New York Jets
16 Sat, Dec 24 @ Buffalo
17 Sun, Jan 1 vs New England
The division: Miami salvaged the year with a week 17 win against the Patriots. Hard to imagine them getting swept by two teams again. I think Gase will have them playing better offense. I still think they will be a work in progress, however, they win an extra game, 2-4.
The NFCW: Opening the season in Seattle is not easy. Another trip west to Los Angeles, with home games against the 49ers and Cardinals. Very tough match ups for the Dolphins, i will call this 1-3.
The AFCN: The Dolphins get visits to Baltimore, which i think they win, and Cincinnati, where they will lose. Home games against the Browns and Steelers will be split as well, 2-2.
The Rest: Home game against Tennessee is going to be a tough one, but I don;t see the Titans beating the Dolphins. The road is also winnable, but it is on the west coast against the Chargers. i will call this 1-1.
The Season: Very tough year for Gase to begin his reign in Miami. I think the Dolphins will look a lot better, but their record will not show it. 6 wins this year, is more like 8 of a year ago, since this schedule is brutal. Another 6-10 season should not discourage Dolphins fans.