Too little, too late?
How many of you believe that? I mean, actually believe that?
I do not. I believe the Dolphins still have a fine defense -- a playoff-caliber defense at that. But the offense is simply not good enough to get them into the playoffs.
They don't get enough plays out of the quarterback position to make this fantasy run everyone is talking about. Joey Harrington on Sunday didn't throw any interceptions or touchdown passes and everyone in the locker room was talking about him like he made some terrific improvement.
Actually, he did. That was his first Miami start without an interception. But the point is a good NFL team needs its quarterback to help things along, not simply get out of the way while the rest of the players do their jobs.
Speaking of doing their jobs, I've heard grumblings that some of you think Mike Mularkey tries too many gadget plays. Nonsense. The element of surprise is valuable and one way to get it is to do it so often that any team might think, 'They won't try anything now.'
That fumble on the reverse Sunday? Strictly the players' fault. Bad execution, not bad play-calling. But I digress.
Regardless of what you've seen in these two consecutive victories, I know no one is crazy enough to believe this offense has cured its ailments. Regardless of how much you've enjoyed this mini-streak, I would be stunned if any of you really think this team can overcome a three-game deficit in the AFC East standings.
You guys aren't crazy enough to buy that stuff, are you?