Phinfever.com

Catch the madness!

All times are UTC-05:00


Phinfever Home Page

Phinfever Chatroom

Phinfever FAQ




Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Phinfever Legend
Phinfever Legend

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:35 pm
Posts: 4304
Location: Charleston AFB, SC
It's pretty nice opening 2-0 on the road, but Atlanta will be the real measure of how far we've come. We lose and it's no big deal really. We win, and we know we have arrived. Atlanta is the real deal and so is New Orleans. We split these and i'll dance naked in the streets!


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:24 pm 
Offline
2016 MVP Donor!
2016 MVP Donor!

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:17 am
Posts: 4755
I thought the playoff team the Phins just beat was a good test that was passed.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:25 pm 
Offline
2016 Thursday Blog Writer
2016 Thursday Blog Writer

Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:47 am
Posts: 6681
Indy in the Dome is a pretty good test


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:27 pm 
Offline
2016 MODERATOR
2016 MODERATOR

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:04 pm
Posts: 8219
Colts are just has tough as the ATL, the ATL's defense is porus as well.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:54 pm 
Offline
2016 MVP Donor!
2016 MVP Donor!

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:10 pm
Posts: 8279
Location: Topsfield, MA
To me the real test is going to be Miami's ability to compete in a shoot out. The defense has stepped up and Tannehill is making clutch throws but I'm not all that certain the offense can handle a big comeback or a letdown day by the defense.

Both Atlanta and New Orleans are capable of that, but so was Indy.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:00 pm 
Offline
Phinfever Legend
Phinfever Legend

Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:05 pm
Posts: 2575
Location: NSW, Australia
Going 2-0 is a big step for this team.
Going 4-1 would be HUGE with the early season schedule.
That is asking a LOT, but one can always hope, right???


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:11 pm 
Offline
2016 MVP Donor!
2016 MVP Donor!

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:10 pm
Posts: 8279
Location: Topsfield, MA
degs wrote:
Going 2-0 is a big step for this team.
Going 4-1 would be HUGE with the early season schedule.
That is asking a LOT, but one can always hope, right???


Right now I think 3-2 is realistic. Baltimore is probably the most winnable of the next three and I don't see Miami dropping three straight.

A huge note I thought was the fact that the team wasn't celebrating like amateurs in the locker room today. As Ditka used to say about TD dances, "act like you've been there before." Tells me they expect to win and prepare to win. I don't think going 4-1 is asking a lot or unthinkable.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Phinfever Legend
Phinfever Legend

Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:48 pm
Posts: 6186
Makchell wrote:
Colts are just has tough as the ATL, the ATL's defense is porus as well.


Nah.

Atlanta was in the freakin' NFC championship game last year. Can't wait to see how we stack up in that game.

_________________
Image


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:22 pm 
Offline
2016 MVP Donor!
2016 MVP Donor!

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:10 pm
Posts: 8279
Location: Topsfield, MA
Rock Sexton wrote:
Makchell wrote:
Colts are just has tough as the ATL, the ATL's defense is porus as well.


Nah.

Atlanta was in the freakin' NFC championship game last year. Can't wait to see how we stack up in that game.


I'd agree on paper that Atlanta is superior. But the match ups, Indy on the road vs hosting Atlanta, might be closer in reality. I think Atlanta's o-line will be the key.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Phinfever Legend
Phinfever Legend

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:35 pm
Posts: 4304
Location: Charleston AFB, SC
I don't think you can compare Indy to Atlanta. Indy is barely a wildcard team. Atlanta was 10 yards from a Super Bowl with the best WR duo in the league. Atlanta and New Orleans are top echelon teams right there with San Fran, Green Bay, Denver etc. Indy is not top level. We split the next two and we're good. We lose the next two and we're hovering in the top end of mediocrity.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:16 pm 
Offline
Phinfever Legend
Phinfever Legend

Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:05 pm
Posts: 2575
Location: NSW, Australia
jammer wrote:
degs wrote:
Going 2-0 is a big step for this team.
Going 4-1 would be HUGE with the early season schedule.
That is asking a LOT, but one can always hope, right???


Right now I think 3-2 is realistic. Baltimore is probably the most winnable of the next three and I don't see Miami dropping three straight.

A huge note I thought was the fact that the team wasn't celebrating like amateurs in the locker room today. As Ditka used to say about TD dances, "act like you've been there before." Tells me they expect to win and prepare to win. I don't think going 4-1 is asking a lot or unthinkable.


Agree on all accounts.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The Real Test
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:55 pm 
Offline
2016 Draft Analyst
2016 Draft Analyst

Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:52 am
Posts: 11205
Location: Lancaster, PA
This team is confident right now. They feel like that can beat anybody. Winning builds confidence.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC-05:00


Phinfever Home Page

Phinfever Chatroom

Phinfever FAQ


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited | Chopped and modified by Coots | Original design by Prosk8r