If you haven't heard by now, Dolphins' owner Stephen Ross made some interesting comments this weekend, speaking publicly at Miami Beach High. Ross' expectations for this football team couldn't be any higher, as he confidently had the following to say: “I think in February we’re going to be playing in the Super Bowl. Let’s put it this way: (Tony Sparano) thinks that, too. So does every player on that team. So I don’t think there’s any pressure. You just got to go out and do it.”
Ross didn't stop there. When talking about quarterback Chad Henne, he didn't settle for any politically correct statement. “I’m sure that I’m hoping, as is everyone else, that he goes down as the greatest quarterback in Miami Dolphins history — and you know what that will mean," Ross said.
“Chad Henne can handle pressure, that I can tell you,” Ross continued. “He started at the University of Michigan as a true freshman, playing in front of 110,000 people and leading them to the Big Ten championship as a true freshman. I think the Miami Dolphins have a great quarterback for the future and I think everybody in South Florida is excited about what Chad Henne brings to this team.”
Considering the Dolphins have already seen one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, in Dan Marino, suit up in the aqua and orange, Ross' expectations couldn't be any higher for his franchises' starting quarterback.
The question I pose though is this: are these lofty expectations a realistic possibility for the Dolphins?