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