Most major media outlet have released their power rankings for week one of the 2011 NFL seaon. While I didn’t expect the Dolphins to be ranked very high in any of these power rankings, I didn’t expect the total lack of respect they are getting. Mike Florio of Pro Football talk puts the Dolphins at #29, the lowest of any of the power polls I saw.
ESPN has the Dolphins listed at #24 in their power rankings. Fox Sport’s Brian Billick puts the Dolphins at #27 in his Power Rankings. The Sporting News lists The Dolphins #26 in their power poll.
Some smaller sites are even harsher on Miami. The Bleacher Report lists them at #31! Only one place did I see the Dolphins get a break and that was CBS Sports Pete Prisco who ranked the Dolphins at #18 in his power poll.
In addition, you have Mike & Mike on ESPN radio predicting 3-13 and 4-12 and SI’s Peter King predicting a 6-10 season for the Dolphins.
What does all this mean? Exactly squat, that is what it means. These polls are so out of whack it’s almost hilarious. Example; One poll has the Browns at #29 while another has them at #18. One poll has Seattle 6 spots ahead of Miami while another has them 6 spots behind the Dolphins.
While all these power rankings and predictions mean squat right now, it could provide motivation for the Dolphins to prove these writers wrong.
A.J. Edds is a young, talented linebacker who played well during the pre-season. Jon Jerry is a bust, plain and simple. He has regressed to the point where most think he should be cut. So why then, is Edds now a New England Patriot while Jerry is still on the Dolphins roster?