The NFL season began 3 weeks ago and the separation from the elite to pretenders are becoming clearer. Like every season it starts with volunteer training camp followed with regular training camp to mini camp to preseason to regular season, and ultimately Superbowl Champions.
As the hype build the teams of “elite” players to average players the fan bases became excited for their team to reach their ultimate goal. One of those hype teams was the Miami Dolphins. After following an off-season of paying Ndamukong Suh 115 Million for 6 years, and revamp their squad, the excitement around this team was there. But as they began a road game with a sloppy win against the inconsistent Washington Redskins, the fan base got worried. (overreacting, honestly, they should’ve)
The trend continued on their second away game against Jacksonville Jaguars. Although, this time the luck ran out and lost a close game. The game that placed this organization on the hot seat- or should i say, head coach- Joe Philbin is lost against Buffalo Bills today.
This lost wasn’t about the score (41-14 didn’t help the cause) but the idea of this team lack of urgency, motivation and play calling . The talent is definitely on this roster. The fan base is here. The expectation was there. This fan base deserves a team that SHOULD win games but as this season continues, the panic button for personnel, and owner Stephen Ross was press. Now, they want to know how this team can be turned around because as this season progresses the teams and record will indicate playoffs or bust.