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30 Oct 2012

ESPN: Miami Might Be For Real

10th place in DVOA coming into the week, the Dolphins may be a surprise playoff team. Ryan Tannehill has been acceptable, and the run defense has been phenomenal. However, they will have to deal with a tougher schedule in the second half.

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 30 Oct 2012

6 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2013, 1:59am by Perucken


by ammek :: Tue, 10/30/2012 - 3:03pm

I thought it was spelled fuhreal on here.

by Nick Bradley (not verified) :: Tue, 10/30/2012 - 3:03pm

Agree. As a 49ers Fan, I'm more worried about the Miami game than the NE and CHI games!

by commissionerleaf :: Tue, 10/30/2012 - 3:37pm

Miami is a lot like SF in some ways; uninspiring quarterback play but a good offensive line supporting a rushing attack and third down passes, and a really good defense that is filled with young talent. I wouldn't say Miami is there yet; I doubt they pip New England for the division in the end.

But as soon as New England's offensive line or Brady start to decline, this is Miami's division.

by Noah Arkadia :: Sun, 11/04/2012 - 11:32am

As a team that was supposed to be shite this year, I think the biggest surprise is the pass defense. With no one helping out Cam Wake apply pressure in preseason and the Vontae trade, things looked pretty grim in that area. But Sean Smith came through on the 4th year CB breakout thing, and the other young DBs have played well, too.

The running game has been another surprise. The line didn't look that strong, with question marks at RT, where rookie Martin looked pathetic at times in preseason, and at RG, where almost-bust John Jerry got his stuff together in the last moment. And, of course, Reggie Bush running much better than he ever has before.

FO posters are a peacock. You got to let us fly!

by Perucken (not verified) :: Sun, 03/03/2013 - 1:59am

Agree. As a 45ers Fan, I'm more worried about the Miami game than the NE and CHI games!