It’s not shocking for teams coming off losing seasons to demonstrate renewed energy.
After all, Jared Allen of the 3-13 Minnesota Vikings is preaching Super Bowl to fellow teammates. The 6-10 Buffalo Bills see themselves as serious players in the AFC East.
And what about those underachieving Philadelphia Eagles, who went 8-8? Well, Michael Vick is vocal about the Lombardi Trophy in sight.
This is exactly the attitude fans want their team leaders to carry. It may come across as cocky and arrogant.
But what’s the point of competition if the ultimate goal doesn’t include championships? The Miami Dolphins fit the swagger of a winner, as veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby believes a date in New Orleans is realistic.
But really, how far can they go?
The case for a starting quarterback is locked up early with rookie Ryan Tannehill supplementing the scrappy Matt Moore. Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman appears to be an excellent hire as Tannehill picks up th...