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Dolphins get chance to heat up

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Finatic8480, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Finatic8480

    Finatic8480 New Member

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    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/20/1882620/dolphins-get-chance-to-heat-up.html#ixzz12v7mSeIj
     
  2. DolfanJake

    DolfanJake Banned

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    yeah, 2nd year in a row we play the toughest schedule. How does that happen when you are a 3rd place team the year before ?
     
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  3. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    Sweet, then they will be on step away from being ON FIRE! Boom shakka lakka!
     
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  4. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    seriously cant wait to see Henne match up against this defense...great gauge as to where he's at in his developement.
     
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  5. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

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    Get a chance to heat up so the writer picks the Steelers to win.

    Superb
     
  6. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    The writer picked the Steelers to win because they're arguably the best team in the NFL.
     
  7. MarinePhinFan

    MarinePhinFan Banned

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    Bad luck and our division is tough.

    SoS only dictates 2 of our games each year. The remaining 14 are on a rotation basis and games within our division.
     
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  8. FinFan_Est.1984

    FinFan_Est.1984 Get Aggressive!!!

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    First day game at home this year. Maybe all the hoopla on prime time has had something to do with this young team losing 2 at home. Let's hope they play with a chip on their shoulders.
     
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  9. mcioci

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    How do we have the toughest schedule? Why do we play minny, gb, balt and cincy all on road while jets play all of them at home? I will tell u why. The nfl offices want the jets in superbowl so the fanbase will buy out the remaining psl's. The schedule is just too obvious. We were 7-9 last year while jets eere 9-7, we should be playing our tough games at home and the jets should be on road. God I hope the jets choke the rest of the year.
     
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  10. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    maybe, it is more likely that he hates the Dolphins and all of the Dolphins fans mothers.
     
  11. SeanP

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    I honestly almost don't want to see us beat them, because I know the Jets will start being talked about as the best team in football bar none because the Steelers collapsed to the hapless Dolphins.

    God I hate the media...
     
  12. Fin-Omenal

    Fin-Omenal Initiated

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    The lack of 1pm home games early of late is frusterating...

    Ecspecially the Steelers who will likely wear the Black Jerseys, how great would it have been for that to happen in 95 degree weather?
     
  13. padre31

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    85 degrees this Sunday..not exactly balmy Pittsburgh weather.
     
  14. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

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    Well then the Phins don't have a chance to heat up then, as his article states.
     
  15. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

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    The Phins are 0-2 at home, I don't want them playing in Miami until 2045.

    And oh, conspiracy theorist, this "schedule" has been in the works for years. As a matter of fact, the Dolphins have their opponents set all the way up to 2017.

    See here: http://www.johnnyroadtrip.com/schedules/nfl_future_afce.htm
     
  16. Dolphins1Beatles

    Dolphins1Beatles Ziggy Stardust

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    Saw this in the game preview - Ricky Williams probably won't pass Csonka this season in rushing yards, but he only needs 89 yards from scrimmage to pass Csonka(7,425) for most by a Dolphins Running Back in total yards from scrimmage.

    Hopefully he gets it against the Steelers.
     
  17. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    This game is a huge opportunity for us. If the Steelers aren't the best team in the league, they're damn close. We need to come out fired up. It was deflating to watch our team lay an egg in the two big home games they've had so far this season, and now we get another chance to prove we belong and put together a big game for the hometown fans. I would expect our guys to have a chip on their shoulder now after the way the previous home games went on national TV. I have a feeling about this game. A feeling that we're going to have a big performance.
     
  18. padre31

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    :up:

    We have some great matchups in this game, I think we will win it.
     
  19. MarinePhinFan

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    I always get a laugh out of people who talk "schedule conspiracy". Please do a little research on just how the schedules are formed.

    The schedule is not really decided based off of the previous year. All teams are scheduled based on a rotation basis and whomever is in their division. Each team plays the 3 other teams in their division 2 times each (6 games). Each AFC division plays an NFC division each year. (4 Games)It gets rotated so, for example, the AFC East, will plays the NFC East once every 4 years. Also, each AFC division plays another AFC division each year (4 games) also rotated. The last two games are determined by where the team finished the year before. (2 games)
    If the Dolphins, for example, finished second in the AFC East the previous season, and their division is matched up against the AFC North, they would also play against the second place finishers in the AFC South and AFC West.

    So, in short only 2 games each season are based upon SoS from the previous season.

     
  20. gamblerx

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    Cool.
     
  21. Trowa

    Trowa A world of pain

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    Also, it is worth noting that within the rotating schedule, the home/away alternates as well. For example, 4 years ago Green Bay and Minnesota came to Miami while we went to Detroit and Chicago. So this time when the schedule comes up, it alternates. It's ingenious really. It completely eliminates all schedule conspiracy theories. Or at least any credability behind them :knucks:
     
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  22. padre31

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    Well, the dirty little secret of TNF is..the hometeam has a huge advantage, as in iirc last yr they were 4-1, with the one home team who lost, Carolina, lost to the Dolphins.

    And a TNF game also means the team then has 10 days until they play the next game, ie, another BYE week to get healthy and add players or subtract players.
     
  23. Trowa

    Trowa A world of pain

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    10 days after, but only 3 days before. These Thursday night games late in the season are tough on the players. It's no wonder there's so many rumblings from the players about not wanting to go to 18 games.
     

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