Ha! Yes, the math is correct, and technically, the Dolphins are alive. But let’s face it, the season is over.
In my book, the season was over as soon as they picked DeVante Parker…a head-scratching move that addressed Zero of our needs. It showed me, way back in May, that the inmates are running the asylum in Miami.
We have no depth in the secondary, and our first stringers weren’t so hot either. But yet they selected a wide receiver.
Our linebackers are the joke of the league. But yet they selected a wide receiver.
Our offensive line? Who needs blockers when we can instead select DeVante Parker.
I mean no slight to Mr. Parker, and I give him props for his first touchdown today. But the last thing we needed with our first round draft pick was a WR. But yet…
In the preseason, there was a buzz about how good the offense looked. The Miami media and many of our readers were so excited. Does anyone remember what I was saying though? I was NOT excited. I kept pointing out how awful the O-line looked.
I pointed out that we scored two touchdowns under Tannehill in the pre-season, and BOTH were because of defensive penalties on 4th-and-goal plays that gave us new life an because Joe Philbin went for it on 4th down. We needed 11 plays inside the 5 yard line to get it into the endzone! That is not a good offense.
Yes, it felt good to put up 40+ points against Houston, but that was obviously an anomaly. We really aren’t that good.
Bill Lazor is my main culprit lately. He abandons the run far too often, and then blames Tannehill for audibling out of running plays. Or else he says things like you can’t run the ball when it’s 1st and 20. That is just nonsense. Lazor has no killer instinct in him. He calls awful plays at the worst times. The Dolphins D came out on fire today and stopped the Jets twice early. The D gave Lazor’s crew the ball in excellent field position TWICE, and both times the offense blew it.
The O and D never seem to feed off of each other’s accomplishments. Coaching? I don’t know, but it’s a plague in Miami.
Dan Campbell’s inspiration is a thing of the past. The players seem to be going through the motions out there. I’m sure they have tremendous pride, but we don’t get to see it. The defense is inconsistent and the offense is just horrible.
From Tannehill on down, the execution is garbage. I can see i–once in a while–a play looks good in practice but just doesn’t work on Sunday. But for the Dolphins, this happens every week. We need 7 so the receiver runs a 5-yard route. We need to get into the endzone, so they run routes to get to the 3 yard line instead. Jamil Douglas can’t snap a shotgun snap, so we stay in the shotgun anyway. Players, coaches, executives…everyone. They all had a role in this loss today, and even more, they had a role in this lost season.