2009 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 17, 2009
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Jacksonville at Miami
Monday 08/17 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Jacksonville +3 (-110) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: PUSH
One of the most successful coaches in terms of playing to win in the NFL-X has been Jacksonville's Jack Del Rio. Del Rio has posted a 17-7 mark over the last six preseasons, and has not had a losing year with five of the six seasons finishing at 3-1! This year he has no reason to change that. In fact, his job is on the line this year so if anything, there's more reason for him to put a gloss on things. Tony Sparano lost his opener a year ago then won the next three. But he may have a different agenda this season as he needed to instill a winning culture at Miami in his initial season at the helm. The Dolphins are off an 11-5 season, and this one will be used to do more evaluating than winning. Getting a field goal on a good preseason coach like Del Rio is a gift. I'll go with Jacksonville here.