Winning out now is the only way to guarantee a playoff berth. One win and One loss can still get us in, but–as usual–we’ll need help (which we never seem to get). Compounding matters is that Tua is in concussion testing again, meaning that Teddy Bridgewater will 99% being starting Sunday in Boston. This is not horrible news. Teddy’s been adequate when he’s been in there. His inconsistencies have been the result of bizarre circumstances. When Tua got hurt in the Bengals game, Teddy came in ice cold off the bench and did what he could. The following week, he got a full week ofRead More →

Three times in a row, all in the 4th quarter, our quarterback threw the ball Tua defender. Yes, I should trademark that one, but I don’t have the legal acumen. And while the Tua was the main culprit–again–in a winnable game vs. an inferior opponent, others share the blame. Namely our rookie hipster coach and our atrocious special teams. Look at the shot above from Tua’s third interception of the quarter. Look at the 31 yardline. Can Jeff Wilson (orange circle) possibly be more open? Look at the Pack defenders running from top to bottom. If Tua hits Wilson (who’s running bottom to top), he’sRead More →

The Christmas game vs. Green Bay seemed unwinnable at the start of the season. A perrenniel playoff team vs. a young Dolphins team with no playoff experience. But then the Dolphins started hot, and the Packers started cold. Then it seemed like a sure win for Miami. Now, we are back to normal. Aaron Rodgers is finding cohesiveness with his ragtag group of unknown WRs, while the Dolphins have scuttled into a 3-game losing streak. There are only 3 games on Christmas, as the NFL does its best to make money and spread “Week” 16 into games on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I loveRead More →

Can the Dolphins still make the playoffs? The short answer is yes. Absolutely. I’m never ever one to candy-coat losses, but I somehow feel surprisingly optimistic after this particular loss. No blowout, no cold-weather letdown, no ineffective Tua. Just a hard-fought game vs. a superior opponent on their own frozen turf. Coming into the game, I was more concerned with how we shook off the California losses. I figured we’d lose to the Bills, but would Tua look like his September-November self? Yes! Would the defense roll over? No. Somehow, some way, the defense stopped Josh Allen much better than they stopped Mr. Irrelevant. WhenRead More →

Before getting into the upcoming game, I wanted to mention a quick note on the schedule. Only four NFL teams have to endure a 3-game road trip this season. With all the rigors of travel to begin with, the league compounds this by forcing only 4 of its teams to go three straight weeks without a home game. The Dolphins are obviously one of them. Parity is one thing, but fairness should be tantamount. And it’s not fair. It’s blatantly unfair to force only four teams to endure a 3-game road trip–especially during crunch time of December–while 28 other teams do NOT have to endureRead More →

Let me say right off the bat that I’m a Tua supporter. I’m not questioning him as our leader whatsoever, and I’ve been with him since day 1. That being said, I criticize when it’s due and when it’s fair. And December has been a disaster for #1. It’s fair to renew the debate again… unfortunate, but fair. Tua has cost us two games in a row. Yes, I know Cris Collinsworth was continually amazed at how great the Chargers’ defense was, but was it that defense who was throwing the ball behind open guys all night long? Nope, that as QB1. Remember the playRead More →

If the Chargers were a better team this year, then there would be more hype surrounding this game with the Tua vs. Herbert angle, as it’s the first time they are meeting. The Dolphins had their pick of either QB. For my money, we made the right choice. We have more weapons and a much better defense (except when we play against unknown rookie QBs) This is a hugely important game for our playoff chances, but it’s also a very accurate way to test if the Dolphins are for real. Did Tua have one bad game? I’d like to think so, but if his troublesRead More →

Well, the best piece of good news is that the Dolphins can play great without Terron Armstead. Except for a few blemishes, the offensive linemen backups played an outstanding game and gave our QBs all day to pass. The other piece of good news is that of the 53 men on the active roster, 51 of them played their hearts out, only to be let down by today’s underachievers, both of our QBs. I’ll start with the short one first, and that is Skylar Thompson not being a good player. Yeah, I know soooo many people were gung-ho for the kid when he played wellRead More →