I had the opportunity to interview Miami Dolphins Super-Fan Chris Barker to see what he thought about this years team and the upcoming season.
Q: What made you become a Dolphins fan? How long have you had season tickets?
Barker: Watching Dan Marino made me the fan that I am today and I have had season tickets since 1997.
Q: What do you think of training camp so far and how was Saturday’s scrimmage?
Barker: Saturday’s scrimmage was great to see, it actually felt like a “true game” out there. As far as training camp, I love watching guys battle for roster spots, and so great to have #17 back too.
Q: Give us one offensive and defensive player you feel is ready to break out this season?
Barker: I expect both Cameron Wake and Frank Gore to both ball this season.
Q: Who will be the offensive and defensive MVP of the team this season?
Barker: I would have to say, Kenyan Drake and Cam Wake.
Q: Who are your favorite Dolphins player (not named Marino) and favorite coach (not named Shula)?
Barker: I would go with Cam Wake and Adam Gase.
Q: What is your most memorable moment at a Dolphins game/event?
Barker: Watching the Dolphins absolutely destroying the Jets a few years ago at MetLife.
Q: What do you think the Dolphins record will be at the end of the season?
Q: If you could bring one player from any other team to the Dolphins who would it be and why?
Barker: Rob Gronkowski because he’s a sick TE.
Q: Most fans either support RT17 or they don’t where do you stand? Is RT17 your guy at QB?
Barker: I support Ryan Tannehill to the fullest period.
Q: What is your favorite and least favorite stadium that you have visited? Is there one stadium you haven’t been to that you absolutely want to visit?
Barker: Buffalo is my least favorite stadium, their fans are disgusting pigs, sad but true!
Dallas is my favorite away stadium, and I have never been to the Raiders stadium in Oakland due to the horrible stories I’ve heard about their fans.
Q: What do you think about head coach Adam Gase?
Barker: I have all the confidence in the world, in Adam Gase.
Q: If you could change one thing about Hard Rock Stadium what would you change and why?
Barker: I would have to say, I would love to have put a retractable roof over the stadium, just to keep bad weather from getting inside.
Q: What are you most excited about for the upcoming season?
Barker: I LOVE all of the new additions we have and having #17 is key too.
Q: Who has been your favorite rookie out of this draft class so far?
Barker: Minkah Fitzpatrick, guy has speed!
Q: What do you think it takes for the Dolphins to regain the AFC East Championship and finally finish above New England?
Barker: Just stay healthy, MUST not play from behind, more trips to the end zone rather than field goals.