2016 Miami Hurricane Football Predictions

2016 Miami Football Predictions

The Miami Hurricanes have been a good football team in years passed, but they haven’t done quite the same in the last few years.  So, they’ve made a lot of changes to get back on track. With this article we provide some predictions on whether we think they will be able to do that.  Vegas says yes.  They are the favorites to win the Coastal Division.  Here are some predictions by experts about the Miami Hurricane football season for 2016 and how the team is expected to do.

For the 2016 season Mark Richt is taking over this team with the hopes to get them back on track. He is coming into a team with a great quarterback in Brad Raaya but many are still wondering if this will be enough to win a title conference game.

Even the coach will admit that the offensive lines needs a little bit of work. The team needs to find a way to keep their quarterback protected. Kaaya has finished in the top three in the ACC for yards in a game last year. He has thrown few interceptions and has a high passing rate. Richt is expected to call and develop some new plays. Joe Yeaby is a god running back but he may not start. Mark Walton may take this place in the first couple of games. Stacy Coley is a receive that decided to pass up on entering the NFL and go back to school. He still wants to work on his skills and is doing so with the help of David Njoku who is a rising star in the college scene. The offensive line is not as reliable as it should be. The team has trouble last year and allowed more sacks then they should have.

Manny Diaz transfer to Miami from Mississippi State and is set to be on the defensive line for the 2016 season. There are some other ends that are said to be well in the upcoming season. Chad Thomas and Al Qaudin Muhammad are said to be NFL prospects that are returning to the team. There are some defensive ends that are ready to tackle as well. Linebacker Jermaine Grace is fast on his feet and had 79 tackles last season. The team is hoping that Darrion Owens will be returning from a knee injury and the rest of the team is getting in shape and getting ready for some action.

Corn Elder was one of the best players last season. He is set to return to the team and many are hoping that he has another great season. Richt has three good seasons as the assistance coach at Florida State and will return to his hometown of Miami with hopes of bringing the Hurricanes to victory. He has a lot of talent to work with and is hoping to top the ACC conference with this lineup.

All-Time Marlins Team

Best Miami Marlins

The Florida Marlins came into existence back in 1991. The team has since then participated in the MLB and have had some great wins and terrible seasons.  It took a few years for the organization to find it’s feet, but in 1997 they achieved a World Series victory.  Here we are going to go over the list of best players I’ve ever seen suit up for the team.  Fish Stripes has done the same thing, but used the WAR statistic to come up with their list.

Kevin Brown

Kevin was a six-time All Star player who joined the Florida Marlins in 1995. His position was a pitcher and he had a great impact on the team in 1997.   He ensured that the Marlins had series of great seasons and minimal losing. As the pitcher, he picked up a lot of strikeouts and an impressive record.   The National League Championship back in 1997 he was simply dominant.

Mike Piazza

Mike left the Marlins in 1998 after only a short time, but he was one of the best players for the team. After the team won the World Series in 1997 management destroyed the roster.  The fans were pissed because they lost some of their best players.  Everything went wrong for the Marlins back then. Despite being traded, he accomplished a lot in a short time period for the team.

Miguel Cabrera

Cabrera was a hit with the Marlins; he joined the team back in 1999 as a very young kid. He is ranked as one of the best players because he helped them win a World Series title, and was one of their first farm products that turned out to be a hit. His position as a power hitter who also hits for a high average leaves him as one of the absolute best players of his generation.  Sure, he has moved on to the Detroit Tigers, but you can’t ever forget his early years when he played several positions for the Marlins and was probably the best hitter in the game.

Giancarlo Stanton

This is one of the best power hitters to have ever played the game.  He has more power than anyone else that has came through the organization.  So, he hasn’t had a lot of success in winning yet, but he has put up some impressive numbers and has filled the stands with fans.

Hanley Ramirez

Ramirez is one of the best players I ever witnessed with the Miami Marlins. He came on strong as a shortstop but has also played some third base.  He has since moved on, but he’s the all-time leader in wins above replacement player while suiting up for this team.

Cliff Floyd

Floyd has a great impact on the history of the Miami Marlins. As a great outfield player and a well-designated defender, he was a fearsome batter from the left side of the plate. Batting and fielding are some of his major successes. His scoring position and power of defense at the Marlins make him deserve the position as one of the best.

Best Miami Dolphins Players of All-Time

Best Dolphins Ever

When it comes to the history of the Miami Dolphins, there are many names that come to mind. These are names that are legends not only for the Dolphins, but in the history of the National Football League. It can be difficult to put them in order or rank them, but I’m going to give special attention a few Dolphins that stand the test of time and have made a really positive impact on the franchise with their work on and off the field. The great thing is there is more to come from Miami, and there are more historic players that can arise in the future.

One cannot forget about the 1972 Dolphins that went 17-0, a record that still has not been broken to this day and probably never will be. Let’s start by talking about a few players from that team as no list would be complete without a few of those legends.

Mike Kolen: We all know the rules have changed in the current NFL, so you can’t hit people like you used to, but back when football was football, Mike Kolen was a feared defender. His nickname was Captain Crunch, which tells you all you need to know about how he played and the kind of hits he put on the opposition. When you can strike that kind of fear in the opposition, you have already won before the game even started as you are in their head. He played for the Miami Dolphins from 1970-1975 and then in 1977 again. Those hits are still ringing in the ears of the opposing team.

Paul Warfield: We all know that you need to also stretch the field in order to win football games. You need to be able to have a receiver that can strike fear in the opposition. He was an important part of those teams in the 70’s. As the old adage goes, speed kills, and he had plenty of it, as he amassed 156 passes for 3,355 yards and 35 touchdowns in his career playing for Miami Dolphins.

Larry Little: He might have had the last name of Little, but there was nothing little about the way he played on the football field at right guard. Oftentimes, offensive linemen don’t get enough credit for how they help stop pass rushers and also how they help the run game. They do all of the grunt work and oftentimes get overlooked and ignored. When it comes to the history of the Dolphins, his hard work, team-first attitude will never be forgotten.

Moving onto other players …

Zach Thomas: You would be hard pressed to find anyone that was tougher or played the game during his heyday with more passion than Zach Thomas. As an inside linebacker, he put up stats that are truly and utterly mind-blowing, such as 1,041 tackles, 17 interceptions and four touchdowns. When you were the quarterback playing against him, you always had to know where he was on the field.

Finally, no Miami Dolphins list is complete without the greatest Dolphin of all and perhaps the greatest pure passer of all-time: Dan Marino

People love to talk about how he never won a Super Bowl, but as we all know, football is the ultimate team game and you win as a team and you lose a team. Marino had one of the prettiest throwing motions in football and he had a way of making magic happen on the field. You have to remember that he played in an era where the QB’s weren’t as protected as they are now. Imagine how great his stats would have been had he played in today’s game. However, during his day, his stats speak for themselves: 61,361 yards and 420 TD’s.

I know I’m leaving a ton of Dolphins off the list, but these are the names that stick with me and stand out when I think of the Miami Dolphins and their great history.

Best Miami Football Players of All Time

Best Miami Football Players

The University of Miami football team, popularly known as the Hurricanes, is a team with a rich history in football. I believe that it puts its mark in history by producing some of the most entertaining games especially in the last three decades both offensively and defensively. There were dozens of players that I believe are responsible for this match winning performances but some of them stood out, and they deservedly need honorable mentions.

Steve Walsh

Playing as a quarterback in the year 1987, Walsh was able to throw massive 2249 yards with only seven interceptions and made 20 touchdowns. This fantastic year is what led to his record breaking 5364 yards and 49 touchdowns in his two-year stint at the school. It is this performance that resulted in the Hurricanes winning their second national title and blew me away to include him in this list.

Ken Dorsey

Dorsey makes my list for his achievements in the junior year. He threw 2652 yards and made 23 touchdowns. He was also able to grab an MVP title when Hurricanes played against Nebraska in a national title game. In this particular match, he made three touchdowns on 22 of 35 passing and threw 362 yards. His statistics as a Hurricane quarterback are 86 touchdowns and 9565 passing yards.

Clinton Portis

Portis makes my cut of the top ten for having made the team in a very talented Hurricanes 2001 squad and making history as the second best running back in the school’s history. On 220 attempts he was able to rush 1200 yards and scored ten touchdowns.

Bernie Kosar

He did not break records, but in my opinion it was his spirit as a quarterback that was of value. He led the team to their first ever national championship. This win formed the foundation of the rich history of the Hurricanes.

Warren Sapp

Playing as a defensive tackle, he was able to amaze me by leading the defense of the 1994 Hurricanes team with stats of 84 tackles, two fumbles recovered, and two fumbles caused. These stats helped him bag several awards which include the Lombardi Trophy, Big East defensive player of the year and Bill Willis award.

Edgerrin James

I believe James is the best running back to have ever played for the Hurricanes with his incredible speed giving him the ability to break tackles and run through the smallest of gaps. He was able to run 1416 yards scoring 17 touchdowns on 242 carries.

Ray Lewis

Though small in size for a linebacker, Lewis beat odds and claimed the fifth rank in all-time tackles despite playing for only three years and for that he makes my list. In his final year, he made one touchdown and averaged 156 tackles.

Ed Reed

Reed played for the Hurricanes for four years compiling stats that I fear might forever remain unbroken. In the year 2001, he was able to make nine interceptions and covered 209 yards. He finished his university school career having returned a total of five interceptions for touchdowns and made 21 interceptions.

Jerome Brown

He is another player who did not rack up in stats, but his attitude is what impressed all in my opinion. He is credited with being the motivation behind the fire that the Hurricanes played their game with thanks to the bad boy image he gave the team that received criticism which the team took positively. He led the 1987 team defensively to win the national title.

Michael Irvin

By all means he is perhaps the best player of all time breaking all sorts of records. Although yards record was later broken, he was able to rack up 2423 yards, make 26 touchdown receptions and grab 149 career catches. His love for the game helped the team rack up significant statistics offensively.