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    Default Realistic Expectations vs NO on Monday

    So what are your expectations?

    The national media hasn't spent any time focusing on our injuries, like they did for Atlanta last week. With Solia, Wake, Patterson and possibly Ellerbe out, what are your expectation for this game?

    I'm assuming that NO will score at will at home against our banged up team. The mismatches at TE and our inability to get any pressure on Brees will be difficult to overcome.

    I'm looking for us to keep it close on offense. Can Tannehill put up points in a shootout? Can we continue to be effective on 3rd down? I expect a 14+ point loss, but would be very happy if we can put up between 27-30 points.

    What are you guys expecting vs NO? What would make this game successful, even if we lose?

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    Nothing short of victory. I know it will be tough, but I think we have a good team with a quickly ascending QB who is not afraid of the big stage. Bring it on!


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    I expect a hard fought game, but without Wake it's hard to assume we will generate enough pressure to slow Brees down.

    I love surprises though.

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    Default Realistic Expectations vs NO on Monday

    Something along the lines of NO - 30 Miami -24.

    I don't think we can do enough to stop the Saints O given out injury situation.

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    Win the game, it is what good teams do, losing teams make excuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fin-Omenal View Post
    I expect a hard fought game, but without Wake it's hard to assume we will generate enough pressure to slow Brees down.

    I love surprises though.
    I honestly think we'll end up winning a shoot-out in this one. I can only presume Sherman will dial up a game plan that calls plays that will beat/slow down a blitz, and he will - FINALLY - get Ryan out of the pocket so he can use his athleticism, and his awesome instincts when he rolls out. I think we'll end up seeing Wallace running free as a result, or way too much attention brought his way, freeing up the supporting cast to pick the NO defense apart.

    Maybe we can slow Brees down w/ some pressure, but we're going to need someone to step up to do it. That's why I see us winning in the range of 38-34 or something .... and how long has it been since we've been able to do something like that! I mean, maybe it doesn't happen that way, but for the first time in this millennium, I think it's actually possible, which is saying something!


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    Quote Originally Posted by padre31 View Post
    Win the game, it is what good teams do, losing teams make excuses.
    I get that. What I'm saying is, what would temper your anger with a loss, given that we are banged up going against a historic offense in a very loud and hostile building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumrush View Post
    I get that. What I'm saying is, what would temper your anger with a loss, given that we are banged up going against a historic offense in a very loud and hostile building.
    I think to actually answer your question, the only way I would feel remotely good w/ a loss is if the team was obviously fighting hard, nobody got hurt, and we simply got beat by a better, HOF-bound QB doing his thing, at home, on MNF, when they never lose.


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    Expect to win. Will stay detached from the outcome as much as possible though. Also, Saints are better on paper today, so odds are in their favor, technically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padre31 View Post
    Win the game, it is what good teams do, losing teams make excuses.
    Good teams lose games, too, sometimes with valid reasons. Winning in the NFL is not quite as easy as willing it so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padre31 View Post
    Win the game, it is what good teams do, losing teams make excuses.
    Well... Look at what Indy did to San Fran. A similar outcome would have me ecstatic

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    Well..I know the players expect a win..so..in that regard..so do I

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinGeneral View Post
    Good teams lose games, too, sometimes with valid reasons. Winning in the NFL is not quite as easy as willing it so.
    Every team has guys miss time with injuries, it is on the staff and the player to make sure their backup is ready to go at all times.

    It's not as if there are 25 starters and 27 guys milling around talking about their golf swings.

    That won't make Trusnik as good as Ellerbe, however it is on Trus to make sure he is ready to go if Ellerbe can't go.

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    I expect to compete for the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padre31 View Post
    Win the game, it is what good teams do, losing teams make excuses.
    This is usually my way of thinking also but this game ,realistically, might be tough to expect a win. Lets face it were not going undefeated so this game could very well be a loss. But man, I sure hope I`m wrong.

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    I don't think there are many real possibilities for the Dolphins to win this game. The defense is banged up at the wrong time, and even at full strength they would have a very tough game ahead. The O-line continues to be a big weakness and the Saints are much improved at rushing the passer.

    There are a lot of things that have to happen for the Dolphins to win.

    1. A lot of players on defense have to step up big time and have great games.
    2. O-line needs to step up big time. I do mean big time.
    3. Running game has to play much much better. It's important to win time of possession to keep Brees on the sidelines and our defense rested.
    4. Tannehill has to play his best game so far. He has been very good, but he needs to be better.
    5. We need luck. No, not Andrew Luck, Lady luck. Dolphins need to catch a lot of breaks and have a lot of things go their way.

    I do keep hope we'll stay close and have a chance late to win, but it is only hope. Realistically, I think we lose this game.

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    I don't think the Dolphins' offense is good enough yet for me to expect a win with so many injuries on defense.

    If Dolphins keep it a one score game, I'll be pleased with the outcome.
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    As long as we don't beat ourselves i am content with the whatever outcome this game has. Dolphins have far exceeded my expectations so far.

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    If we run the 2 min drill the entire game we have a chance! We seemed to click better as an offense when doing so.

    We can also just simply, pray.

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    I want a win.

    I anticipate us to lose a close one.

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