The Miami Herald ran a story today about how the Bills’ game will be a barometer for how good the Dolphins really are. No kidding. Really? Perhaps the Herald has finally caught wind of DolphinsTruth.com, because they are stealing our articles more and more.
The problem is, the Herald is about 7 weeks behind. The FIRST Bills game told us all we needed to know about 2014 Dolphins, not this upcoming second game.
A long time ago, we told you that whatever we did in Buffalo in Week 2 would dictate how our season goes. Unfortunately, we got beat badly. And our season has been bad. Yeah, I know that is pessimistic, but is anyone satisfied to be 5-4? That projects to be 9-7, with another playoff miss. Probably 8-8.
I’m sorry for giving up, and I certainly encourage all our readers to stay positive. But I can’t be a hypocrite and change my mind. I said all along that Week 2 was the most important game of the season to show us what the Dolphins are made of. They showed us. Time to build for 2015.
In the next 7 games, I think we’ll go 3-4, which means our season ends at 8-8.
I don’t think we win in Denver, although I look forward to writing a lot of blogs about how the media loves Manning too much. He deserves the praise, but our defense will do to him exactly what Seattle did to him in the Super Bowl. I think Denver will still win, but we’ll beat up Manning a bit.
I think we lose to Baltimore and to New England. I think we split with the Jets (we always do). Right there is 8 losses, and we are out of the playoffs. That assumes we beat Buffalo, Minnesota, and NY Jets. The Buffalo game is still very iffy, not because the Bills are good, but because we are so injured. The short week came at the best possible time for Buffalo.
Let me also say how wrong I hope I am. Imagine if we squeak by Buffalo despite all our injuries. Then imagine we go into Denver and Cameron Wake goes off for about 5 sacks. Manning is good at predicting blitzes, but his main weakness is not being able to avoid guys from the ends. He trusts his linemen too much to block guys like Wake, and that causes him problems.
So let’s say Miami wins in Denver. We’ll be at 7-4, and people like me will start to shut up. I’ll be the first to admit how wrong I was. 9-7 or even 10-6 or better will be possible. But those are big IFs for now. Let’s just go one game at a time and beat the Bills.
Finally. For once. Let’s beat them good!