I’m not a big fan of bye weeks. Never have been.
The NFL switched to 16 games in 17 weeks because of extra money and tv advertising. As if the multi-billion dollar league needed a few extra bucks.
The timing of bye weeks is arbitrary and unfair. Some teams get their byes early, and some late, and it’s a crapshoot each year as to when the league will grant them.
But as my usual bye week boredom is prevalent this week, still there is a feeling that alleviates the boredom: it’s a feeling of excitement. More excitement than I felt on opening day.
Dan Campbell might be a worse coach than Joe Philbin. I don’t think he will be, but until he proves himself, we just don’t know.
From what we’ve seen so far, he’s definitely tougher. I think his offense knowledge is based on actually playing in the NFL for many years and not just observing it.
You and me and Clueless Joe all played in the same amount of games. You and me have better coaching records (a .500 record that you and me have at 0-0 is a better percentage than Joey right?)
It just feels like a new start, fresh hope with a hard ass new coach. I can’t imagine Campbell will stubbornly stick with the same crap game plan on offense and defense. Removing Kevin Coyle was such a logical decision, you have to wonder why Philbin never did so.
We have a week to wait before we see the Campbell Dolphins in action.
But then how long will it take once the game starts? We’ll know right away. If the offense opens in the same predictable 4 wide set and we run a play action toward Miller, we will know that Campbell has some learning to do. But if we see anything remotely different, it will bring a smile to my face, and. Look forward to that.
I have to imagine that Campbell’s game management will be better than Philbin’s too. Philbin was clearly over his head on a football field in every way possible. The whole world, minus Steve Ross, knew this.
Thank God those days are gone, and the sun on the Dolphins helmet will rise again next week.
Now go back to fighting about Tannehill and if his wife is too skinny . She’s not, Juan. You nuts!!