The Dolphins loss to the Patriots 27-24 summed up emotions for this season all in one game — frustration! The Dolphins went up 17-0 at halftime. They dominated, I mean really dominated the Patriots in the first half. Dominated them to the point where the New England fans booed Mr. Wonderful, Tom Brady, off the field at halftime — by the way, a classless act.
At one point in the first half, Brady only completed 3 out of 12 passes and had been sacked 3 times. I was pumped seeing Brady sacked, shaken, and stirred. Wes Welker was even dropping passes. And, New England could not run the ball worth a damn. On offense, the Dolphins moved the ball well with Reggie Bush and Matt Moore looking like world beaters.
However, in the second half, a different New England team showed up … and … a different Dolphins team showed up. I wound up screaming at the TV wondering “what the heck was going on?”
Here are some thoughts that really drove me nuts in that game:
1). Where in the heck was Paul Soliai when Tom Brady QB was sneaking for two TDs and three first downs? The Dolphins are paying this guy $12.38 million this year to play NT and stop plays like this. Was he taking a break to eat a six pack of tacos — on or off the field? Believe it or not, Drew Brees only received $7.4 million this year. Soliai isn’t even worth $1.2 million in my book!
Tags: Brandon Marshall Brian Daboll Brian Hartline Brian Waters Chad Pennington Davone Bess Jason Taylor Jeff Ireland Kevin Burnett Matt Moore Miami Dolphins New England Patriots NFL NY Jets Paul Soliai Reggie Bush Stephen Ross Tom Brady Tony McDaniel Vernon Carey Wes Welker