When the Miami Dolphins visit the Los Angeles Rams this weekend, they’ll set foot in the LA Coliseum, venue for Super Bowl VII and the final game of their 1972 Perfect Season.
In hindsight, the Dolphins should’ve planned a special, white version of their Throwbacks for this game.
Thiscouldbetheyear.com originally predicted the Dolphins would lose this game in LA, however, after watching the Rams offense sputter — but win a 9-6 kick-about against Gang Green — we believe Miami’s defense presents too much QB pressure to lose this game.
This West Coast trip, according to our predictions, guarantees no worse than a 9-7 season — if the rest of our predictions hold true.
Now, a few things are playing out:
1) The defensive front has evolved into an excellent pressure machine, creating options and ease for the linebackers and secondary.
2) Tannehill is actually starting to get some time to do things and that’s because the line has played better and Jay Ajayi emerged as a bell cow ‘back.
3) Adam Gase is a no-nonsense coach who cuts players when they don’t perform. That’s called ACCOUNTABILITY. The Dolphins have lacked any sense of accountability probably going all the way back to early Don Shula.
4) Mike Tannebaum consolidated front office power. And the team seems to have a more streamlined operational flow.
5) The Jets and Bills are struggling. The Arizona Cardinals, a game we marked as a rare home loss this season, have been disappointing. The Dolphins could very much run the table and finish 11-5. Our pre-season predictions below.
We could see the Dolphins now winning in LA, beating SFO at home. We’re not sure what will happen in Baltimore, they can win in New York and Buffalo and then we could be seeing a showdown for the division title at home against New England. This could end up in a 10-6 or 11-5 ballpark.
AND WE’D BE WRONG!!!! Gladly wrong about our pre-season predictions.
We just need the bloody uniforms and logo changed!!!!!