R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Respect is one thing the Miami Dolphins aren't getting much of these days. Despite brining in a new offensive coordinator, the human pinball Reggie Bush and having a pretty decent draft this offseason, NFL “experts,” one after another, have decided to load the hate down on the Dolphins.
This morning on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the morning, the two Mike’s projected a nasty 3-13 record for the Dolphins this year.
ESPN once again took a chance to rip on the Dolphins in the preseason power rankings, putting the Dolphins at the bottom of the barrel at 24th overall
NFL.com “experts” had the Dolphins ranked at #21, while their generated fan rankings had them #22.
The Bleacher Report is the most optimistic on the Dolphins, ranking them at #20 in their power rankings. CBS was close to being as generous, putting them at #21. On the other hand, Yahoo was the harshest slotting Miami at #26 on their list.
Clearly, as the late Rodney Dangerfield once said, “I get no respect." That is probably exactly how the Dolphins feel right now.
I have no doubt all the haters will be posted all throughout the locker room and that Tony will only use the hate as motivation to try and get this team to the playoffs.
Last year’s motivational saying for the team was Feed the Wolf. This year the Wolf will be starving to prove that the Miami Dolphins can compete.