It is the last weekend of October, the NFL is in it’s 8th week of the season, and the Miami Dolphins actually have a very meaningful game coming up this weekend. Not only is it a huge game, that will have major implications for the positioning in the division, but it is also against their most hated rivals, the New York Jets. Coming into the season most football gambling fans had the Phins sitting in the basement for the 2012 season, however the Phins now have a chance to make a statement this weekend, and show that they will be in the thick of things for much of the season.
Obviously Phins news fans would love to see their beloved Dolphins go up to New York and come back home with a victory, but regardless of the outcome at least there is some excitement down in Miami again. I know I am getting ahead of myself, but this upcoming game feels a little different than the rest of the games this season. I know this is a going to be a bold statement, but this game has the feeling of a playoff game. Both teams desperately want, and need to come away with a victory, and I just hope that this young Dolphins team does not come into this game playing tight. I hope the bye week will give us an advantage in the preparation department, and that the Phins come out swinging early and often.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a couple of trick plays to open up the game, and it will be interesting to see how the Dolphins play coming out of the bye. Are we going to see a team that is slow and looks like they missed a week of live game time action, or are we going to see a rejuvenated team that is focused and well prepared? I think this will be very telling, in seeing what type of coaching staff we have. I think it is fair to say that most phins news fans have been happy with the current coaching staff, and if this team comes sprinting out of the gate on Sunday I think it will go a long way in seeing that we have a coaching staff that actually knows what they are doing, and is capable of steering this team in the right direction.