I know the image upload in our comments doesn’t work right most of the time, and I’ll work on that. In the meantime, our friend Karmatourer sent this in:
Back in May, I started to analyze our upcoming 2018 schedule and pointed out all the inequities in it.
Now that we’re in the midst of it all, I thought I’d revisit a few key points, because it really goes to show you a few things.
First, as we all know, home field advantage is important. It’s real. It’s a big advantage. But an even bigger advantage is getting three home games in a row, which is what the Patriots just finished up. Coincidentally, they went 3-0 in those games.
The last time that team traveled was nearly a month ago. For the past month, they didn’t have to worry about walk-throughs in unfamiliar stadiums, travel logistics, silent snaps, etc. For a month.
But the NFL schedule is supposed to be balanced, right? Do you know how many other AFC East teams get a 3-game homestand this season? Zero. No one. Only the Patriots.
Oh, and the Thursday Night Football game where teams have so little time to prepare? Dolphins on the road AGAIN and Patriots got to stay home AGAIN.
Now let’s look at bye weeks. Yesterday, the Dolphins beat a team who was coming off its bye week. The Bears had last week off. An extra week to get healthy, to prepare, to study, to practice. We got by them, but it’s typically difficult to beat a team coming off their bye.
So guess who we have next? The Lions. And now guess who the Lions played yesterday? Their couches. They had a bye.
Not once but TWO WEEKS IN A ROW, the league is throwing a fresh team at us. Not the end of the world, because everyone faces a team coming off their bye, right?
Right? Nope. Guess how many times this year the Patriots play a team coming off their bye? Guess Zero again, and you’d be right.
As I’ve said before, I understand that there is no hotline. Stephen Ross can’t call the NFL in April and correct this stuff. That being said, it MUST be corrected. The Dolphins need someone like me on their staff. Mr. Ross needs someone like me to point these things out. I’m throwing my hat in the ring if Mr. Ross wants to hire me to be the Dolphins’ representative on the competition committee.
These things simply MUST be pointed out. But do you think anyone else studied the schedule as in depth as we do here at Dolphins Truth?