I’m not one to watch the release of the NFL schedules two hour
shows and break it down. Frankly it’s a waste of my time because the reality is
we don’t know how well our team is going to be or anybody else is on the
schedule too many things can happen. I just like to look at the Miami Dolphins
schedule and say ok this is it without getting too high or too low. What’s fair
or unfair.

year I don’t think there should be a lot of complaints at least not from me. In
2016, we started 3 of our first 4 games on the road against playoff teams from
the previous year. Last year, before the hurricane affected the opener, it was
a home opener, then a trip out west, then back on the east coast for a road
game, then go across the pond before finally coming home to play all jet
lagged. Not any quirky trips this year or 3 game road trips. A bye week in the
middle of November and only one cold weather game in December. Personally, I
don’t care about the cold weather games in December.

Dolphins start the first quarter of the season at home to the Tennessee Titans,
then a road game against the New York Jets, home game against the Oakland
Raiders, and then at New England. That is not a bad way to start the season. Sure,
the Titans made the playoffs last year, but they were not a very good team heck
the Dolphins beat them. 2 road divisional games will be tough, but manageable
because the Jets you don’t know what you are going to get and playing the
Patriots early in the season might help because they typically mixing and matching
their team and don’t play their best football in September. They lost 2 homes
last year to the Chiefs and Panthers and yes, those teams made the playoffs,
but those aren’t games the Patriots typically lose at home unless early in the
season. Of course, the game against the Raiders could be winnable the could
have and should have beat them last year.

The 2nd
quarter you have a road game at Cincinnati, back to back home games against
Chicago and Detroit, and the dreadful road game on Thursday night against
Houston. Heck those are all winnable there is nothing great about any of those

The 3rd
quarter they have the home rematch with the Jets, then go to Green Bay followed
by the bye week, then at Indianapolis, and home to Buffalo. Again, not too bad.
Some will say the Packers should beat us because it’s in Green Bay, but I
remind people we beat them the year they won the Super Bowl up in Green Bay
when Cameron Wake sacked Aaron Rodgers 3 times. The Colts are rebuilding who
knows how they will be and the Bills I don’t see Miami getting swept by them

Dolphins end the season at home to New England, then go to Minnesota, home to
Jacksonville and end the season at Buffalo. I think that is the toughest
stretch, but the Patriots have not played well in Miami. Jacksonville let’s see
what they do with Blake Bortles this year. Minnesota is very tough and like I
said I’m not high on the Bills they were lucky to make the playoffs last year
and they got rid of their starting quarterback. Miami would have beat them in
the season finale last year if we didn’t treat it like a preseason game.

I could see Miami winning 10 games with this schedule. I really believe that,
but a lot can happen between now and then. Hopefully Ryan Tannehill stays
healthy and we have a strong draft. Injuries will be a factor and hopefully we
get lucky in that department as well. All 1pm games too except of the Thursday
night game I’m good with that. This is a schedule I think most fans can’t
complain about.