After looking at the Dolphins roster, I see a lot of similarities to ours on offense:
The QB- Both of our teams have QBs taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Both have also been starters for their teams since day one. Both QBs are also centerpeices for their franchises as well, most likely being the future of their franchises moving forward. Both QBs also, surprisingly to some people, can scramble pretty well. RG3 is the highlight of runners, but Luck and Tannehill can pull their own weight as well. Nonetheless these 2 sophomores are expected to improve in their second season in the NFL.
The RB Situation- The Colts running game is a huge question mark and whether Phins fans want to admit it or not, they have a RB situation as well. With Ballard now gone for the season, Bradshaw and Brown (ugh), will be getting the majority of the carries. Colts did a decent job of running the ball last week, but Ballard was the main man there. Bradshaw must step up and move the rock on the ground. As for the Phins running game, Lamar Miller has a very high ceiling of potential, but last week he didn't look like the Lamar Miller we have heard Phins fans speak highly of. 10 carries for 3 yards. Ouch. To add to it, Daniel Thomas was their leading rusher last week with 8 carries 14 yards with 1 TD. The Dolphins rushing game overall looked bad last week, like our running game their running game has some huge question marks as well.
The Speedsters at WR- Lets confront the elephant in the room, Mike Wallace is fast. Very fast. But so is Derrius Heyward-Bey, the Colts latest pickup. He can book it pretty well as well. But what also makes DHB and Wallace similar is their reputation for dropping the football. DHB's main reputation is his drops, which is what led to the Raiders saying adios to him. Both also are on new teams for the first time in their NFL careers. Wallace may have much greater expectations on his shoulders than DHB (he can thank that huge contract of his for that), but to my surprise a lot of fellow Colts fans have some lofty expectations for DHB as well.
Another little similarity between the 2 teams is the expectations the fans have for the win column to improve this season. While most Colts fans admit, including myself, that we are expecting the Colts to drop back win wise during the regular season, we still have expectations of reaching the playoffs. Dolphins fans are expecting a very simlar outcome, a 9 or 10 win season, and a playoff spot. We also have great expectations for this game Sunday. I can't wait to see it, as I assume it will go right down to the wire.