One of the best NFL coaches of all time, Don Shula, passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Shula is best known as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, winning two Super Bowls in the 1970’s, including the only undefeated season in NFL history (17-0 in 1972).
Shula also had seven very good years with the Baltimore Colts. He is the winningest coach in NFL history with 347 victories, including the postseason. New England’s Bill Belichick could conceivably catch him with 304 wins, which is third all-time right now, also trialing George Halas (324 wins).
Shula is revered in the Miami area and is the owner of several steak houses which bear his name. Look for the team to wear patches with his initials this year, along with several other ceremonies in his honor.
Miami’s Regular Season Win Total sits at 6.5
Shula’s beloved Dolphins have a 6.5 Regular Season Win Total at Winning Poker Network Sportsbooks. You have to pay more juice for the Under at -125. The Over pays +104.
Miami was thought to be “tanking” at the beginning of last season but coach Brian Flores did a great job in leading the team to five wins in their last nine games.
Some of the fans thought Flores did too good of a job last year, with the team falling to the No. 5 pick in the draft, which could have been outside the range of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Fortunately, Tagovailoa slid to them and they look like they could have a signal caller for the next 10-15 years, as long as he stays healthy.
Remember the AFC East is a lot easier this year with New England’s Tom Brady out of the division. However, I still see Miami staying Under the 6.5 wins.