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Temperature check: Miami Dolphins fans

9/8/2013

CLEVELAND -- After months of free-agent acquisitions, hype, practices and preseason games, it’s finally time for the Miami Dolphins to face their first real test. Miami travels to play the Cleveland Browns Sunday at 1 p.m.

So how are you feeling about Miami's regular-season opener, Dolphins fans?

Are you extremely confident? Miami added a lot of talent, such as receiver Mike Wallace, cornerback Brent Grimes and linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler. On paper, the Dolphins are better than the Browns.

What about being cautiously optimistic? Cleveland is 1-13 in season openers. However, this is a new regime and a new coaching staff. The Browns will be hyped for this game.

Does this opener make Miami fans nervous? The Dolphins were 2-6 on the road last year and made a lot of mistakes to lose games. Can Miami turn around its poor play on the road, starting with this game?

Or is this a disaster waiting to happen? The Dolphins have a brutal five-game stretch to open the season. A loss to Cleveland would set up Miami for a rocky September.

Using our SportsNation poll, vote on how you're feeling entering Sunday's game. Dolphins fans also can share their thoughts in the comment section or hit me up via Twitter @JamesWalkerNFL.