Okay. so enough of this nonsense about Dan Campbell being a rookie interim coach and still learning and…
The man has been in football his entire life. He has played in the NFL and was a Super Bowl champion.
He should know that when your defense has just stuffed the opponent on third down, and you’re about to get the ball back…you let those cards fall. Period.
Period. Instead, Dan Campbell decided to give the Bills ANOTHER third down.
We don’t have to get into the details, the down and distance, the score, or anything else. Dan Campbell gave the Bills an additional third down. And that blew a close game wide open. Campbell’s fault.
Right before halftime, there was horrendous clock management. Alleged genius Darren Rizzi might be to blame for this, but it falls under Campbell’s watch, so Campbell must own it. And that play call to end the half? When Miller was doing well? When Jay Ajayi was on fire? When Tannehill rollouts or keepers have been effective all year? Bill Lazor (and the man who lets him call plays) need to own up too.
Brent Grimes falling down every other play hurt. Jason Fox playing like he was in 8th-grade j.v. didn’t help. Jamar Taylor being invisible for the EIGHTH straight week added to things.
But two things I will say, as facts, are that Ryan Tannehill did not cause this loss. A couple of awful decisions from Dan Campbell, combined with another lethargic defensive showing, caused the loss.