We aren't BAD enough to get Lucky.


Warning: the Miami Dolphins are not the worst team in the NFL.

To celebrate, or not to celebrate?

For all the advocates in the #suck4luck campaign I have terrible news; we are NOT the worst team in the NFL. No my friends that title belongs to the Colts, they are wretched. Why are they so bad?

One word: defense (proverbially for the lack there of).

Their defense has allowed an astronomical number of 252 points against this year! Their point differential is -131, we however are only in the negative 59 points (-59 for those keeping score). To keep in perspective how bad they are, the team that comes in second behind the Colts is only at 207 points against (the Panthers not the Phins, who have only allowed 166). Lets break that down:

 

The Dreadful Colts – 252
Panthers – 207
Broncos – 200
Vikings – 199
Rams – 192
Saints – 189
Cardinals – 183
Raiders – 178
Bucs – 169
… and THEN our beloved Phins 166 (10th)

WE are actually 59 points off of the least PA (49ers 107) which in essence makes us much closer to the top than it does the bottom. Guys, we aren’t that bad. We just have NO leadership, and that connects to our lack of ability to play in the 4th quarter. You can argue on and on about what wins and loses games, but this is the bottom line: You have to STOP the opposing team.

Could this be the end?

I know that there are a lot of rumors out there about Peyton Manning’s health. But, we have to look at the real threat of Manning never playing football again. My day job is in the medical field, and because of that I have friends in all types of practices. The other day I had a conversation with Dr. Jeff Grossman, a neck and back pain specialist in Atlanta. Dr. Grossman greatly believes Manning will never play again due to the information that he has been able to gather from the story. He is under the opinion that this neck injury is not something that he will be able to completely recover from, ever. Granted we aren’t looking directly at Manning’s medical file, but when a specialist tells you that they think an injury is too severe to recover from, It grabs your attention. Now if Manning cannot recover from this injury the Colts HAVE to take Luck. Manning was the only thing relevant in that town, and he will go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks in history. If they take any thing away from what the Miami Dolphins have shown after losing their marquee quarterback it’s that you don’t want to wallow in your own pity for the next 12 years. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but folks we are a lot better then the Colts. Thanks to that we are not going to get “Lucky.”

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  • notquiterosey

    Yes, I do agree that the Colts are worse than the Dolphins, but that doesn’t always matter. Looking at the Phins schedule the rest of the way, honestly the only game I see that is feasbily winnable is on the 13th against Washington. Outside of that, maybe the Dallas and Oakland games are possible, but right now I think at least we are looking at a 2-14 or 3-13 season. The Colts still have two games against Jacksonville, a game vs. Tennessee and Carolina, all of which are possible for the Colts to sneak a victory. They also play Atlanta this week who have been hot and cold all year and the Ravens, who one week looks like Super Bowl contenders and then the next week, they look like the worst team in the NFL. So you never know here.

    The Dolphins have been in most of the games they have played, but that doesn’t matter if they aren’t closing. It’ll be a dogfight till the very end for the #1 pick.

  • Lespaul

    I have been saying this from the very beginning…the Miami Dolphins will not get Luck. Even if they did land at the bottom i believe they would trade Luck or the spot for more picks. On man doesn’t make a team and although Luck would probably be the best QB coming outin 2012, there are others that can hurl the ball and win games. The Dolphins need D-line that can get the QB, DB’s that can cover and TACKLE and O-linemen that can block and keep the new QB from getting killed. This team needs lots of help and working a deal to get more top players would be prudent. Look at the way the Patriots draft players and work deals…this is a good draft year for linemen as well as qb’s.

  • mscout99

    Outside of us and potentially, the Colts, who are the other teams that need a QB?

    I have no doubt that the Colts will draft Luck even if Manning could play. He’s about my age, which is no spring chicken for a QB, and the Colts will want to hand the reigns off to someone after Manning is long gone.

    So, say we don’t get Luck…..what is plan B? I was a huge fan of Robert Griffin III from Baylor, but he’s tailed off a little bit. I’m a little shaky on Landry Jones, I just don’t see him being worth a top five or even a top ten pick.

    Matt Barkley, on the other hand, might be the second best QB in the draft. He played a pretty good game, and while the Pac-12 is about as challenging as a PS3 game on easy, I think he might have the stuff to be a franchise QB. Of course, there’s still a chance that both Barkley and Luck stay in school for one more year.

    So, what is plan C, where Barkley and Luck go back to school, and we have a top five pick? Do we take a shot on Landry Jones or an RG3?

  • AustinLopez72

    @Lespaul I agree. Luck looks fantastic but the Dolphins need help in a lot of other areas first. Tackle Matt Kalil out of USC would be a great pick and solidify our line with two bookend tackles. In the games I saw this year where Henne played, he didn’t look all that bad. He noticeably made progress from last year and certainly wasn’t the problem in the first two games we lost. Also, some young talent in the defensive backfield would substantially improve our chances. You’re right in that we need to address other positions.

    However, let’s say the Dolphins and Colts both have the worst record going into week 16. What do you think happens? Do we play to win and maintain integrity of the game or throw the game (possibly rest starters) to get the #1 pick? It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out