Baltimore is a horrible team with virtually no healthy stars, but somehow they almost beat the Dolphins. When you barely beat an awful team, should you celebrate the win? Probably not.
Matt Schaubb had two ugly passes at the end of the first half, or else we would have been shut out. The Ravens missed a late field goal, or else we would have lost. Yes, it was that bad and that close.
We got a few questionable penalties to go our way as well. We needed that help.
Despite all that nonsense and terrible play, the defense was strong, albeit against a bunch of ham and eggers that no one ever heard of. Man! Whatever happened to the mighty Baltimore D?
Zac Taylor’s offense showed some good signs. I loved how they ran the ball. They ran when then shoulda run, and they ran when they shoulda passed. That’s okay with me. Taylor and Campbell are telling the team that when they want to run, they’re gonna run. No more talking about the run and then calling 7 rushing plays. Lamar Miller tried real hard to fumble the game away, but we overcame it and we can be pleased with his 100 yard game.
Tannehill’s numbers were awful, but the receivers didn’t help. A few passes were head-scratchers,a few were bad, and a few got us mad at the receivers. Things looked out of sync for long stretches, and Zac Taylor couldn’t get it corrected. One offense touchdown is not enough, and I’m sure that all know it.
All in all, it’s probably time to root for a better draft choice, and so watching a few more losses won’t devastate us. But for me personally, I find it so hard to root against the Dolphins in any circumstances. I wanted that win yesterday, and as ugly as it was, it was still a win
When Baltimore lined up for that field goal, I was thinking about where we sat in the draft order. But after he missed it I still cheered. A few draft picks lower probably won’t matter. And then New England lost at home, and I laughed.