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!