I still remember the reactions I received last year when I posted that our 1-4 team was about to win six straight and make the playoffs at 10-6 or better. You guys blasted me for the good part of a month, even though we kept on winning, and I tried not to be the guy to say "I told you so" even though many of you had no idea what our team was really made of. I'm going to tell you a little secret. I had some connections within the organization last year and I based that six win prediction on one thing- the reactions in the locker room after losing game five. Our boys weren't sulking around and pouting, they were furious at themselves for pissing away opportunities. Gase was just as angry and fired two linemen to send a message- this is not who we are as a ball club. This season, I don't have any connections. In fact, I don't even keep up with team media. But I saw that same hunger on the field in the 2nd half today of a team that's ready for some redemption. I know it seems like we suck at 5-7, but I want to remind you of a few things before we get too far into this. We lost to the Raiders on one of the worst calls of the year, followed by an equally ridiculous call that gave Oakland 75 yards in about 4 seconds. Without those ridiculous gifts from the football Gods, we'd be 6-6 right now. And of course I'm going to mention Tampa next in that flag-fest of a game where the refs robbed us of at least 6 points and a possession- that should have been ours as well and put us at 7-5. And guess what? 7-5 would have us 6th place in the AFC right now....if we didn't get completely screwed twice in three weeks. It was bad luck, bad officiating, bad execution...that's the only reason it appears that we don't control our own destiny. The best we could do on this season is 9-7, which may seem impossible at this moment. But remember when the Jets shut us out and it seemed impossible that we'd snap back against them? I just didn't see a team today that's going to yield to NE or anyone. And I think some of the crap in the 2nd half today woke up some sleeping giants within our locker room....I have a feeling that the 2017 Dolphins are about to arrive. Is it too little, too late? Probably...but that's not why we root for this team. And I'm going to take a leap of faith here and say that we're going to win our next three, drop one to the Chiefs and end the season at a nice, round 8-8. The path to accomplishing that is going to be on the back of our defense and Williams/Drake pounding the football. That fake punt sucked big-time today because I honestly think that was the game we were going to see today- smashmouth football right up the gut. We were in a big hole so fast though that we didn't get a chance to reclaim our identity...but we will again the Broncos this coming week. Just watch.