Coming into this season the expectation bar was set very low, especially considering there would be a rookie head coach, and a rookie quarterback. However after 6 games, the Phins have proved all sports gambling fans wrong, and there is no reason to think that this trend will not continue. The bottom line is that the Phins are 3-3 and they are in a 4 way tie for first place in the AFC East.
There are 10 games left, and I know everyone is saying there is no way we will make the playoffs, and to lets be happy that we appear to be on the right track. But I say why not now? There is no time like the present, and the lets face it, the upcoming schedule is pretty weak, and we all know that next year’s schedule is not going to be as advantageous as this year’s. Also you know the Dolphins players in the locker room are not thinking, “yeah lets be 8-8, that is a great accomplishment.” They are going out on the field to win each and every game, and their goal is to make the playoffs.
I think the performance in the next game against the Jets will be the barometer for the rest of the season. If the Phins can come out of the bye week with an impressive victory, then it is time for phins news fans to up their expectations, and believe that this team right now can make the playoffs. We can beat the Patriots, we can win go 7-3 over our next 10 games, and we can make the playoffs. All this talk about needing another receiver and another draft to fill our holes is true, but it should also be obvious that this team right now can win with what they have. Yes, I might be setting myself up for disappointment, but I believe the goal coming out of this bye week should be to make the playoffs, and with some hard work, and a few lucky breaks this could be a reality. What does the rest of the Phins news fans think????