32 Teams In 32 Days- Miami Dolphins

When me and Señor Smells began discussing which team to “dibs” for the first instalment of 32 in 32 I had the choice between my TEEEEEEEEEBBBBBOOOWWW Jets and the player formerly known as OchoCinco and his Dolphins. I went with the choice of the Dolphins (Sorry Tim, your everything I love in sports), but the Dolphins just seemed too perfect, we’re talking about a team that is known for having one of the greatest QBs of all time in Dan Marino, yet they were still unable to win a Super Bowl, as well as a team whose known for having a group of old men cheer for the undoings of others. Now enough about old athletes talking about the “glory” days, let’s get to the team with no glory in sight. The Miami Dolphins.

2011 Record: 6-11
Result: Did Not Qualify For Postseason
QB: Matt Moore, 210/347 (60.5%), 2,487 YDS, 16 TDS, 9 INT
Best Offensive Target: Brandon Marshall, 81 REC, 1,214 YDS, 6 TD
Best Defensive Target: Yeremiah Bell, 106 TKLS,  2.0 SCK
Important Offseason Acquisitions: Ryan Tannehill QB, David Garrard QB, Chad Johnson (Formerly Chad OchoCinco, Formerly Chad Johnson), Marcus Thigpen RB of CFL fame, Jerome Messam RB ALSO FROM THE CFL.
Important Offseason Losses: Brandon Marshell WR, Chad Henne QB,
Head Coach: Tony Sporano (Fired after week 13), Todd Bowles (Interim)

At first when the Dolphins got the prestigious granting of ‘Hard Knocks’ by the almighty HBO, one could only groan. That all changed with the acquisition of Chad johnson AKA Chad OchoCinco AKA Chad Johnson. The Dolphins now have one of the best WRs in the last 10 years. Too bad we haven’t seen his skill in about 3 years, right around the time he put on the fake HOF jacket. DONT TEMPT THE GODS CHAD! Now for Mr Johnson to prove himself once again he will need a QB, and currently Dolphins have one of the worst QB controversies in recent memory. Its reminiscent of the mid 2000 Bills. They have Matt Moore, who played particularly well for the Dolphins after Chad Henne went down against the Chargers, David Garrard, who is of Jacksonville Jaguar fame, he’s the guy who replaced Bryan Leftwitch a few years back and then got released a week before the season started last year (Jacksonville is all class, one reason why they’ll be soon the LA Jaguars), and of course there is then the “saviour” of Miami, Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill was by far not the best player sitting at the #8 spot in this years draft, but after the ‘Fins lost out on the “Peyton Manning Automatic Super Bowl Contender Extravaganza. TM pending” they had to go with a QB or so they believed at least. Fun fact: Tannehill was a Bio major. Anyway, this leaves the Dolphins with quite the predicament.

The rest of the offense should relatively stay the same, they did lose Brandon Marshall to the Bears, but if Johnson can be the Johnson of old and learn to read a playbook, he could make up for that. They still have the former Heismen winner, I mean former Heismen winner who is no longer credited as a Heismen winner in Reggie Bush, who although has never greatly produced as a rusher, is still a great receiving threat. There O line still has Jake Long who will be looking for another Pro Bowl appearance, and could get it pending which QB is starting which week (Yes i expect to see them all). They’ve hired a new coach in Joe Philben which according to Wikipedia, has never been a head coach before, however he had been with the Packers organization since ’03, and has been the Offensive Coordinator since ’07, and we all know that organization screams greatness!!!!!!! You get the point.

Dolphins’ fans have nothing to look forward to, in reality Chad Johnson will most likely score 2-4 TDS (for my sake I hope more), They have 1 Qb who lost his job to Blaine Gabbert aka Yo Gabba Gabbert (S/O Jay Onrait), a QB who has started less then 30 games but I will give him credit for his 16/9 TD to INT ratio, and last but not least The Bio Major Mr Tannehill, who in reality shouldn’t see action till week 6-12, when Moore is 2-5 and Garrard goes down with a torn ACL reliving his days when he could somewhat run the  ball.  There defense I believe will be mediocre like last year (hence their lack of mention. Sorry to whomever is playing D). Here are my predictions

2012 Prediction: 4-12
Result:
4th in AFC East
QB:
Matt Moore, David Garrard and Matt Tannehill, 4,267 YDS, 29 TDs, 34 INTS
Best Offensive Target: Reggie Bush, 1,265 RUSHYDS, 11 Rush TDS, 325 REC YDS
Best Defensive Player: Cameron Wake, 49 TACKLES, 10.0 SCKS, 1 FR

-McFultz

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32 Teams in 32 Days – New York Jets

Football season is just around the corner, which means we will be commencing our 32 Teams in 32 Days special, where we examine every team in the NFL in just 32 days. we will be starting with the AFC East, specifically the New York Jets. Every year the New York Jets faithful get hyped up for a chance at the Super Bowl and every year their dreams get crushed, especially last season when they failed to even reach the postseason, luckily their head coach, Rex Ryan knows a lot about FOOTball.

2011 Record: 8-8
Result:
Did Not Qualify for Postseason
QB:
Mark Sanchez, 308/543 (56.7%), 3,474 Yds, 26 TD, 18 Int, 78.2 Rating
Best Offensive Target:
Shonn Greene, 1,054 Yds/253 Att (4.2 Yds/Att), 6 TD  
Best Defensive Player:
Darrelle Revis, 52 Tackles, 21 Pass Deflections, 4 Int, 1 TD
Important Offseason Acquisitions:
Tim Tebow QB, Chaz Schilens WR,
Laron Landry S, Quinton Coples DE, Jeff Otah T, Yeremiah Bell S, Hayden Smith TE
Important Offseason Losses:
Ladanian Tomlinson RB, Plaxico Burress WR,
Derrick Mason WR, Jim Leonhard S, Donald Strickland CB, Brodney Pool S,
Jamaal Westerman DE
Head Coach: Rex Ryan

After 3 tough losses, to the Eagles, Giants and Dolphins to end the season, the New York Jets finished with a record of 8-8 and failed to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2008. They were led by Mexican-American quarterback, Mark Sanchez. Sanchez had a decent year, but struggled at times, especially when it mattered most.

They had a very busy offseason, mostly because of the media attention surrounding Tim Tebow more than any of their other moves they made in the off-season. But before we get to that lets talk about some of their other acquisitions. They added safety Laron Landry who should be able to give the Jets everything Jim Leonhard gave them, without the injury trouble. They were also able to trade for T Jeff Otah, who should be able to help their O-line, which allowed Mark Sanchez to be sacked 39 times last season. One of the more interesting move the Jets made was to sign Hayden Smith who has never played a snap of American Football in his life, however the Aussie Rules Football star could give the Jets the blocking TE they so desperately need, and if not, they can always ship him back to Australia. They also added S Yeremiah Bell, WR Chaz Schilens and drafted DE Quinton Coples in the first round of the draft. And of course, they added Tim Tebow, the “savior” of the Jets. Realistically, he’ll play on the Punt Blocking team, and get put in for a few snaps under center in running situations. After all the only reason they picked him up is because Rex Ryan likes QB’s who are good with their feet. However, imagine how insane things would become if Sanchez gets hurt or struggles badly, Tebow takes over and takes them deep into the playoffs.

They also lost some pretty good talent in the offseason as well, including Ladanian Tomlinson, a top 10 back of all-time, retired in the offseason, he wasn’t a huge factor for the Jets last year, but he certainly helped. They lost WR Plaxico Burress who get arrested after he stabbed himself in the arm, no wait… apparently he’s a free agent, my apologies. They lost Jim Leonhard who played pretty well, but had trouble staying healthy. They were also unable to bring back minor, but important factors for the team: WR Derrick Mason, CB Donald Strickland, S Rodney Pool and DE Jamaal Westerman.

In the coaching front, Rex Ryan will enter his 4th season as Head Coach for the New York Jets, The defensive guru who loves to play mind games has brought his team to 2 AFC Championship games in his first 3 years with the team. The biggest new face in the coaching staff will be Tony Sparano, who spent almost 4 years as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, he will take over as Offensive Coordinator for the Jets. They’re also brining in new Offensive Line and Defensive Line coaches, as well as 2 new Assistant Strength and Conditioning coaches.

I predict a decent year for the Jets, I think they will just miss out on a playoff spot (maybe by a tiebreaker). Assuming the New York Jets fans don’t get too restless for Tebow, I predict about the same production we saw from Sanchez last year, maybe a bit better. I predict Shonn Greene will have almost identical stats to what he had last year, but with a few more touches. I also believe with the loss of Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes could go back to the Santonio Holmes of Pittsburgh and have a great season, but this will cause Dustin Keller’s stats to drop off. It doesn’t appear Revis will holdout, for now anyway, he will be thrown at even less, and his stats will reflect that.

2012 Prediction: 9-7
Result: Will Not Qualify for Postseason
QB: Mark Sanchez, 292/503 (58.0%), 3,598 Yds, 25 TD, 15 Int, 84.4 Rating
Best Offensive Target: Santonio Holmes, 1,094 Yds/78 Rec (14.0 Yds/Rec), 7 TD
Best Defensive Player: Darrelle Revis, 43 Tackles, 18 Pass Deflections, 2 INT, 0 TD
-Vernon Smells

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