The Perfect Season No One Sees Coming

peter weberContributor IMay 14, 2009

24 Sep 1989:  Quarterback Phil Simms of the New York Giants prepares to pass the ball during a game against the Phoenix Cardinals at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  The Giants won the game 35-7. Mandatory Credit: T. G. H

One of last year's most underrated and under-publicized stories was the Miami Dolphins record-tying 13 turnovers given up on the season.

The 1990 Giants had the record and they won the Super Bowl that year. 

Toward the end of the season people were mentioning it, and you probably heard about it.  The thing that frustrated me though, was that people didn't make a big deal about it.  If you NEVER turn the ball over, you might win one or two more games that season—or as many games as you could have lost because of turnovers. 

So I'm calling you out 2009 Dolphins. Yes you, Pennington, Brown, Williams, and our wonderful receivers. My challenge for you this year: don't turn it over at all.  Not one single turnover. 

Pennington—your excuse is you actually have a preseason to work with your wide receivers, not a hurried two weeks to learn the playbook, talk to the media, and get your jersey fitted.

Brown and Williams—you guys don't have that big of an advantage over last season, but however unreasonable or unfair this is, it is achievable...maybe.

Your quest has been given to you.  Good luck and godspeed/godhands.

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