Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 131

Thread: Realistic Expectations vs NO on Monday

  1. #1
    MIA till I die Bumrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    14,311
    Thanks
    5,410
    Thanked 9,063 Times in 3,816 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    627

    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?

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Bumrush For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Livin' and Dyin' w/ Ryan! DolfanTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,201
    Thanks
    1,916
    Thanked 995 Times in 477 Posts
    Rep Power
    100

    Default

    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!


    Please join us for the #BillsMafiaTakeover, 9/14 in Buffalo!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/433589416780504/

    Follow me @Hotstover

  4. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to DolfanTom For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Initiated Fin-Omenal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Thee...Ohio State University
    Age
    35
    Posts
    37,018
    Thanks
    17,581
    Thanked 10,316 Times in 5,993 Posts
    Rep Power
    940

    Default

    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.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Fin-Omenal For This Useful Post:

    RGF

  7. #4
    Juan Huron's agent Mrtree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Age
    39
    Posts
    3,098
    Thanks
    330
    Thanked 1,865 Times in 909 Posts
    Rep Power
    131

    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.

  8. #5
    Premium Member padre31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    inching to 100k posts
    Posts
    99,189
    Thanks
    18,889
    Thanked 36,961 Times in 20,873 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    2919

    Default

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

  9. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to padre31 For This Useful Post:


  10. #6
    Livin' and Dyin' w/ Ryan! DolfanTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,201
    Thanks
    1,916
    Thanked 995 Times in 477 Posts
    Rep Power
    100

    Default

    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!


    Please join us for the #BillsMafiaTakeover, 9/14 in Buffalo!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/433589416780504/

    Follow me @Hotstover

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DolfanTom For This Useful Post:


  12. #7
    MIA till I die Bumrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    14,311
    Thanks
    5,410
    Thanked 9,063 Times in 3,816 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    627

    Default

    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.

  13. #8
    Livin' and Dyin' w/ Ryan! DolfanTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,201
    Thanks
    1,916
    Thanked 995 Times in 477 Posts
    Rep Power
    100

    Default

    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.


    Please join us for the #BillsMafiaTakeover, 9/14 in Buffalo!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/433589416780504/

    Follow me @Hotstover

  14. #9
    Set Your Sights High Bpk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, California, United States
    Posts
    61,195
    Thanks
    41,133
    Thanked 15,552 Times in 7,673 Posts
    Blog Entries
    7
    Rep Power
    1493

    Default

    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.

  15. #10
    Callin' Grandma PhinGeneral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Swamps of Jersey
    Posts
    7,076
    Thanks
    3,100
    Thanked 2,267 Times in 1,164 Posts
    Rep Power
    209

    Default

    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.

  16. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to PhinGeneral For This Useful Post:


  17. #11
    MIA till I die Bumrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    14,311
    Thanks
    5,410
    Thanked 9,063 Times in 3,816 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    627

    Default

    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

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to Bumrush For This Useful Post:

    RGF

  19. #12
    The Dolphin's Make Me Cry vt_dolfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Burlington, Vermont, United States
    Age
    43
    Posts
    20,560
    Thanks
    3,629
    Thanked 11,119 Times in 5,304 Posts
    Rep Power
    844

    Default

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

    Twitter: @BryanMinehart

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to vt_dolfan For This Useful Post:


  21. #13
    Premium Member padre31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    inching to 100k posts
    Posts
    99,189
    Thanks
    18,889
    Thanked 36,961 Times in 20,873 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    2919

    Default

    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.

  22. #14
    Season Ticket Holder djphinfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    71,457
    Thanks
    22,885
    Thanked 27,676 Times in 14,241 Posts
    Rep Power
    2340

    Default

    I expect to compete for the win.

  23. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to djphinfan For This Useful Post:


  24. #15
    THE FINSTER RGF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    4,904
    Thanks
    2,461
    Thanked 1,669 Times in 892 Posts
    Rep Power
    154

    Default

    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.

  25. #16
    'Parcells' Guy Sumlit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    4,591
    Thanks
    898
    Thanked 2,523 Times in 1,171 Posts
    Rep Power
    175

    Default

    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.

  26. #17
    #extendaponte Stringer Bell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    32
    Posts
    39,569
    Thanks
    11,049
    Thanked 16,144 Times in 8,464 Posts
    Rep Power
    1264

    Default

    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.

  27. The Following User Says Thank You to Stringer Bell For This Useful Post:


  28. #18
    Phins and Heat fan
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    3,339
    Thanks
    804
    Thanked 693 Times in 315 Posts
    Rep Power
    70

    Default

    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.

  29. #19
    Starter shaunm000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Oviedo
    Posts
    744
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked 648 Times in 213 Posts
    Rep Power
    62

    Default

    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.

  30. #20
    Rock Hunter Gunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Posts
    4,298
    Thanks
    1,034
    Thanked 1,264 Times in 710 Posts
    Rep Power
    122

    Default

    I want a win.

    I anticipate us to lose a close one.

Similar Threads

  1. More Realistic Draft
    By Jaj in forum NFL Draft Forum
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-04-2013, 02:44 PM
  2. Realistic and Unrealistic Predictions
    By dolfan7171 in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 08-17-2012, 04:50 PM
  3. Realistic Draft Help in 2011
    By Southbeach in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-14-2011, 07:29 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •