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    OK, here are 2015 Dolphin predictions

    I think they go 10-6, make the playoffs as a wild card and win one playoff game.

    I think Tannehill has a monster year throwing for 4500 yards, 35 TD's on 10 picks, with a completion % of better than 67% and a QPR of over 97.

    Miller will break the 1,000 yard mark again and will also have more receptions and yards than last year. Combined yards will be in the 1,600 range.

    Cam Wake will lead the NFL in sacks.

    Miami's defense will end the season in the top three and lead the NFL in sacks.

    Landry will have over 100 receptions and 1,000 yards.

    Yes Miami will have a QB throwing more than 4500 yards, at 1,000 yard rusher, and a 1,000 receiver. Not sure if that's been done, but I think this team is poised for it.

  • #2
    I predict 10-6 but we win the division. We make it to the divisional round of the playoffs and lose. And yeah I can live with the numbers you are giving out. :-)

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    • Daytona Dolfan
      Daytona Dolfan commented
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      I have said the same thing. 10-6 win the division but choke in the divisional game.

  • #3
    Very optimistic, but certainly not unreasonable. I wouldn't expect 6 losses though if those numbers materialize. I think a fast start and staying healthy are key to that kind of success for such a young team. Right now they believe in themselves and each other. But that confidence is paper thin. Look at last year, in game 1 they dominated the eventual Superbowl champs. It wasn't a lucky play here and there or a turnover late in the game. They outplayed the Patriots in every aspect of the game. Moreno was a spark plug that the players rallied around including the defense. But then he went down for the year with injury as did most of our linebackers. Then our best offensive lineman and it seemed to deflate the young group of players. By the end of the year when they needed to be peaking, they were in a tailspin. This year's team is much more talented than the roster that dominated NE in game 1 last year. But they are just as young or younger and a lot of new players who haven't been into battle with each other. If they win their first 3 or 4 games in dominating fashion, you will see their confidence grow week by week. If they do get out of these first 6 games at 5-1 or 6-0 they will be virtually unstoppable.

    I have seen a lot said on here about the impact of this D-Line on the rest of the defense. But you also have to remember the impact of a dominant defense on the offense and coaching staff. When your defense is as good as most of us think this one will be, you dictate the other teams game plan. You produce a lot of 3 and outs. You give the ball back to your offense early and often. You also give your offense a lot of short fields to work with. If your offense struggles to score in the red zone you get field goals instead of touchdowns. But if your opponents get nothing you win. Your coaches can call a very conservative game plan (which Philbin seems inclined to do) and still outscore your opponents. Our 1972 Dolphins had 2,200 passing yards for the year with 17 touchdowns. They had many low scoring narrow wins. But they still won them all. That season was based on the "No name defense" and a 2,000 yard backfield with a very conservative game plan.

    Rest assured, we will have more than 2,200 passing yards and 17 touchdowns, our running backs will produce around 2,000 yards of total offense and our defense will be just as dominating. So the only limits on this team's performance this year will be whatever limitations they put on themselves mentally.

    So Dolphin fans, mark the date, sit back and focus on the year ahead, I think this season will be one that will be talked about for many years to come as a sharp rise in the team's performance that no one other than the Dolphin followers really saw coming.

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    • #4
      My worry is that if the d is dominate , the offense play calling will get very simple at the beginning of games and then they will have to pour it on in the second half to pull off wins, oh wait that is how it was most of last year. It would be great to have large 1st half leads and be able to dictate the games direction.

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      • Phintim Menace
        Phintim Menace commented
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        Again, how large is a commanding lead? In 72 our opponents knew they were beaten if we got up by 10, because they knew they couldn't score that in a half against our defense. I agree we need to dictate our opponents game plan. Last year we did not have the run defense to do that. This year we do.

    • #5
      Originally posted by ONOle1 View Post
      OK, here are 2015 Dolphin predictions

      I think they go 10-6, make the playoffs as a wild card and win one playoff game.

      I think Tannehill has a monster year throwing for 4500 yards, 35 TD's on 10 picks, with a completion % of better than 67% and a QPR of over 97.

      Miller will break the 1,000 yard mark again and will also have more receptions and yards than last year. Combined yards will be in the 1,600 range.

      Cam Wake will lead the NFL in sacks.

      Miami's defense will end the season in the top three and lead the NFL in sacks.

      Landry will have over 100 receptions and 1,000 yards.

      Yes Miami will have a QB throwing more than 4500 yards, at 1,000 yard rusher, and a 1,000 receiver. Not sure if that's been done, but I think this team is poised for it.

      I don't think 275+ yards and 2-3 TDs per game is that far off for Tannehill and would give him 4,600+ yards and 35+ TDs. I thinks that's very feasible if we can stay healthy overall and catch a little luck. Given how good Tannehill looked in the PS, it feels like he's about to ascend to a very high level and be a Top 10 QB this season.

      Injuries doomed us last season or we'd have won 10 games, so I think you're predictions should be very close. Dunno know about Landry reaching a K in yards as I think opponents will key on him, but I'd prefer to see a more even distribution of balls all around and getting Landry, Jennings, Stills, and/or Matthews all involved more.

      10-6 or bust...

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      • #6
        I'm a cynical Dolphins fan and I blame the organization for that. I would love it if Nole was correct but I am basing my predictions on the teams history, the history of bad luck and Indian burial grounds. I think this coaching staff and front office's refusal to build a solid offensive line will be the downfall of this Dolphins teams season. On paper this team looks really good. But, when you take into account the injuries, the players like Albert who are playing important positions and coming off major injuries, I can just see this whole thing coming apart with one or two injuries. With the lack of talent on the o-line, and depth, I think this offensive line is going to cost this team too many games.

        I agree that this Dolphins team has a top 5 unit. They will force a great deal of 3 and outs. But, I am not confident that our offense will be potent enough to score often enough and will have way too many 3 and outs of their own, forcing our stout defense to be on the field quickly and often causing them to get tired. I think this will show later in the season and the team may fall apart like it did last season. I don't think they will fall apart nearly as bad as they did last season, because they have some leaders on defense now that won't let that happen. I think the entire team will start out stronger then they finish.

        Here is my 2015 Dolphin predictions

        I think they go 8-8 and miss the playoffs

        I think Tannehill has his best year to date throwing for 4345 yards, 31 TD's on 14 picks, with a completion % of better than 72% and a QPR of 94..

        Miller will run for 974 yards and have 9 TD's - In the passing game he will have 423 yards receiving with 4 TD's

        The Miami Dolphins defense will have FIVE Pro Bowl players (Suh, Wake, Mitchell, Grimes and Jones)

        Miami's defense will end the season in the top five and lead the NFL in sacks.

        Landry will have 912 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns

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        • Phintim Menace
          Phintim Menace commented
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          Something about that math doesn't add up for me. Top defense, 4,300 yds and 31 TDs passing, 1,000 yd rusher, 1,000 rcvr (will need about 3 to get to 4,300), Tannehill and Miller alone with 40 TDs (17 points a game) lose every other game??????

        • IMAWriter
          IMAWriter commented
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          DF..is blue font the equivalent of SHOUTING? (smiley) I admit it DOES grab your eye.
          So does your 8-8 and the accompanying stats which seem at odds. Even figuring in the usual loss one could pin on coach Philbin directly, that would be 9-7.
          Your explanation makes sense, but there has never been this collection of leaders on both sides of the ball. This team won't quit after a close loss.
          I'll stick with my 10-6, but no playoffs.

      • #7
        Okay - shocking as it may seem, I'm going into this season feeling very optimistic. I see the Phins going 11-5 and winning the AFC East....

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        • Dolfan1
          Dolfan1 commented
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          I remember a time when you were always optimistic bud.

        • IMAWriter
          IMAWriter commented
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          Alpha, buddy, from your lips to God's ears! Happy Labor day to all, with special thanks to our military and ex military, police, firefighters, etc.

          I seem to be in line with many here: 10-6, but NO playoff's due to at least one Bills loss, inability to beat the Patsies, and the NFC East match-ups.
          I really hate being the gloomy Gus, but I also believe, Unless Joe can do more things positively DURING the game (better TO calls, for instance) he will ultimately be responsible for a loss. I like the man, and hope the Fins win at least 11, and Joe, if deserving gets an extension. If that happens, it may not be long before Bill Lazor gets an HC job. Mike Pettine is not long for his gig.

      • #8
        Originally posted by Alpha View Post
        Okay - shocking as it may seem, I'm going into this season feeling very optimistic. I see the Phins going 11-5 and winning the AFC East....
        Ok, who are you and what did you do with the other Alpha? lol...

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        • #9
          11-5! Pesssimisticly! I wanted to say 13-3
          The deeper the roots, the higher the reach.

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          • #10
            No offense to anyone who posted in this thread but I think my prediction in the best one. Why? It's because I LOVE the Miami Dolphins. You see, it's like when you go to the theater and see a movie you have been really wanting to see for a long time. Well, if you go into that movie with super high expectations, that movie better be amazing or else you won't like the movie that much. However, if you go into the movie with really low expectations and the movie ends up surprising you, you feel so much better about the movie.

            I hope the "movie" surprises the SH*T out of me and exceeds all my expectations! I hope this team wins 10 plus games and makes a HUGE splash in the playoffs.

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            • Phintim Menace
              Phintim Menace commented
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              Now that's funny, and explains a lot. I remember having that experience with Star Wars! I had heard so much about it before I ever saw it that I was disappointed.

          • #11
            "Something about that math doesn't add up for me. Top defense, 4,300 yds and 31 TDs passing, 1,000 yd rusher, 1,000 rcvr (will need about 3 to get to 4,300), Tannehill and Miller alone with 40 TDs (17 points a game) lose every other game??????" - Phintim Menace

            In 2014 Tannehill threw for 4,045 yards with 27 TD's - Miller ran for 1,099 with 8 TD's - That is a combined total of 35 touchdowns AND they ended up losing every other game. To be honest I went through the schedule and I picked out the games I think they SHOULD win and games that could go either way and I only came up with 6 games that I feel in my heart they will win. I added a couple games because I could see certain games going either way, giving them an 8-8 record. My issue with this years team has been the same since the start, I do NOT think this o-line is going to hold up all season long and I am pissed off at the coaching staff and the front office for not going after more talented offensive lineman and concentrating so heavily on getting wide receivers. "The cart before the horse" comes to mind. I don't think a QB needs great WR's if he doesn't have time to throw to them. SO, with a top ranked DEFENSE doing their job and causing 3 and outs, the offense takes the field but goes 3 and out themselves causing the Defense to be on the field way too much. I think the Defense will rack up the stats because of this but they will grow tired and teams will end up outscoring our offense.

            I obviously hope that I am completely wrong on this prediction.

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            • #12
              Originally posted by DolphinsFreak View Post
              I'm a cynical Dolphins fan and I blame the organization for that. I would love it if Nole was correct but I am basing my predictions on the teams history, the history of bad luck and Indian burial grounds. I think this coaching staff and front office's refusal to build a solid offensive line will be the downfall of this Dolphins teams season. On paper this team looks really good. But, when you take into account the injuries, the players like Albert who are playing important positions and coming off major injuries, I can just see this whole thing coming apart with one or two injuries. With the lack of talent on the o-line, and depth, I think this offensive line is going to cost this team too many games.

              I agree that this Dolphins team has a top 5 unit. They will force a great deal of 3 and outs. But, I am not confident that our offense will be potent enough to score often enough and will have way too many 3 and outs of their own, forcing our stout defense to be on the field quickly and often causing them to get tired. I think this will show later in the season and the team may fall apart like it did last season. I don't think they will fall apart nearly as bad as they did last season, because they have some leaders on defense now that won't let that happen. I think the entire team will start out stronger then they finish.

              Here is my 2015 Dolphin predictions

              I think they go 8-8 and miss the playoffs

              I think Tannehill has his best year to date throwing for 4345 yards, 31 TD's on 14 picks, with a completion % of better than 72% and a QPR of 94..

              Miller will run for 974 yards and have 9 TD's - In the passing game he will have 423 yards receiving with 4 TD's

              The Miami Dolphins defense will have FIVE Pro Bowl players (Suh, Wake, Mitchell, Grimes and Jones)

              Miami's defense will end the season in the top five and lead the NFL in sacks.

              Landry will have 912 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns
              I totally understand your prediction. This is what we've seen for the last 15 years. I think if there are a couple of injuries along the offensive line then your prediction will be pretty accurate. But if the O line can hold up and queazy Joe can grow a set then I think this season could be really special. A season we look back on and say that's where we became relevant again. I'm going with 11-5 and win the division.
              Can we sign this guy?

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              • #13
                KC, I hope you are correct. I am rooting for Coach Philbin this season. Being an NFL head coach can't be an easy job. When he got the job I will admit that he had my heart because of what happened to his son. No father should ever have to experience something like that. I really want Philbin to grow as a coach as much as Tannehill does as a QB. If the two of them grow this seasin, the sky is the limit, if that o-line stays healthy.

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                • #14
                  10-6 with a wildcard. One playoff win.
                  While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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                  • #15
                    9-7 and we missed backing into the playoffs.....Again,,..... We will only make it in if someone else loses... Damn! I hope I'm wrong! Go Dolphins!!!!!!!

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