The Miami Dolphins are completely lost.
There’s not a map or a compass that can lead them painlessly out of this dilemma.
The franchise is in a state of absolute darkness. Actually, there’s a slight red glow emanating – but that’s just from the crimson cheeks of embarrassment.
The season is a quarter of the way finished, and
I can count on one hand the number of players on this team who have performed admirably this season:
- Zach Thomas (and he’s missed two games with a concussion)
- Ronnie Brown
- Chris Chambers
- Jay Feely
That’s it. Four guys, one of whom is a kicker – and even they have been inconsistent (other than Feely. 7/7 on field goals, oh yeah!!). There are a handful of other guys who have been mediocre. The rest? Appalling.
Zach Thomas is rightly being held on the sidelines while he recovers from a concussion. Will this latest head injury make him question his continued emotional and physical sacrifices for this wholly undeserving organization? Everyone knew the day was coming, but who is going to replace Thomas and Taylor after they decide to hang up their cleats? Whoever that may turn out to be, I’m pretty sure they aren’t on the team right now.
To put it simply, the days of a dominating Dolphins defense are done. Over. And out.
On the other hand, the offense has been improving. Just not enough to actually, you know, win games.
I didn’t have a problem with Cam Cameron choosing his quarterback. Every new coach should have that opportunity. However, I was very displeased with the price
During the offseason, it was clear that
As the situation stands now, the defense is in a freefall and the offense is making baby steps toward improvement. The offense won’t have a chance to shine until John Beck is anointed the starter and the young offensive line finds cohesion. That won’t be happening for several years.
This leaves the franchise in a situation that I have never witnessed it in. Neither its offense nor its defense can be called dominant or even very good.
Neither unit is strong enough to carry the other, and the special teams are hurting more than they are helping.
This is a new, precarious era in
But fear not