Redemption or mirage
I'm sorry, I want to be positive because I know you guys love for me to root for the team even though my job is to be unbiased. But if the Dolphins had played any of about 20 NFL teams today, they would have been buried.
Kerry Collins missed about five guys running wide open for looong gainers. Most solid NFL QBs would have made those throws.
That penalty on the punt return touchdown was way away from the play and was a gift from a rookie. And the Miami offensive line gave up five sacks to a team that had two sacks the previous two games.
The more I think about this game, the less optimistic I am about Miami when it plays legitimate playoff teams. Next week's game against a putrid Houston team isn't going to be a test either.
Of course, the Dolphins can still improve and use this victory as a stepping stone.
It says here they had better do exactly that because what we saw today wasn't playoff-caliber football.
Tell me what you thought?