Phins Opening Leaves Fans Wanting More

The Miami Dolphins new look team looked at times very similar to the same team that went 1-15 last season. Bad play calling, poor blocking, drive killing penalties, and of course shotty special teams play, left the fans in Miami wanting more…than what they got.

While the game easily could have been a “W” for the Phins, the fact is that the Dolphins still found a way to lose a game that they should have won. A 56 yard bomb from Favre to Jericho Cotchery opened the scoring and it would be garbage prayer pass on 4th and 17 that floated to an uncovered WR for their 2nd touchdown. The Jets 3rd touchdown came on a long drive capped by a rushing TD.

The Dolphins however, added a touchdown early with a pass from Pennington to new TE Anthony Fasano. It seemed that the game was going to start picking up after a sluggish beginning by the Dolphins offense. That however did not happen as the team struggled most of the game.

The Phins still hung around long enough to make a real attempt and stealing the game scoring a late TD and stopping the Jets to leave over 1:40 on the clock. Their drive failed on a 3rd down from the 16 yard line of the Jets with an INT in the endzone.

The Dolphins defense however seemed to step up but critical mistakes wrote the tape on this one. The Phins lost by 6 points and at times it seemed the Jets should have rolled up more but in the end it was exciting and showed that this team may have something to build on.

Join me tomorrow as I break down the game vs. my 5 keys to success and take a deeper look into the first game of the season. Final score 20-14

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  • Brad

    To quote the great Denny Green… “The Dolphins are who I thought they were!!!!” Way better than most people were giving them credit for! One blown coverage and a hail mary put the Jets over the top. Not to mention, Mike Nugent is unavailable for most of the game… what a bum! I couldn’t help but have a piece of me rooting for Pennington, though, I’m elated the Jets pulled out the W… I said it before… I think the AFC East will finish the year as one of the toughest in the NFL… I’ve been told I’m crazy, but we’ll see! Anyway, I won’t talk any smack, because this one could’ve went either way… Jets-Dolphins once again proves to be the best matchup of the week (only this time the rest of the country was watching!!!). See ya Week 17!!!

  • RickyNeverInhaled

    if their kicker didn’t get hurt they would have kicked a field goal instead of a rediculously lucky prayer from favre. that made me sick! anyway, if their kicker wasn’t hurt it would have been 16 to 14 and we would have kicked a game winning field goal at the end to win 17 to 16.  A lot of things could have changed the outcome, like good calls from the refs instead of bad ones. But the bottom line is that we are 0-1.

  • MikeyG

    The officating in the game was terrible that pass interference call on Goodman was BS and the pass play to Stuckley right before Jones TD was snapped after the play clock hit 00. And the tripping peanalty on Long was a little nt pick by the ref’s im mean s*** like that happens all the time in the trenches i saw that happen a couple of time in the afternnon games. Also Farve’s reasoning to throw up that duck was it was 4th down and i didn’t want to give them field poistion why can’t he admit to himself he makes that throw all the f***ing time argh. 

    BUt apart from that i thought the Phins played really well would have liked it if they opened the offence a little more and also used Bess as the #2 receiver he looked really good yesterday. I agree with RickyNeverInhaled if they had kicked the field goal the score would have been 10-7. And the score would have finished 17-16 Phins.