After a week of Jawing back and forth between the Jets and Dolphins, on Sunday one team came to play and the other showed they could not back up their hype and fell flat on their faces.
The Dolphins looked like a team on a mission to prove that they could win games. They showed that all game. One of the biggest statements made by the Dolphins is that they could start off games strong and play good Offense, Defense and Special Teams. Even when losing Ryan Tannehill in the first quarter with a leg injury the team was able to rally around Matt Moore and still walk all over the New York Jets.
After week three when the Jets Played the Dolphins Rex Ryan was thinking he was a genius using Tebow to complete a fake punt that would help affect the final score of the game. Philbin decided to pull some of his own tricks, using an onside kick the Dolphins successfully converted. The dolphins and then also blocked a punt and field goal in the game. It seemed that everyone contributed this week, From Jabar Gaffney catching a 30 yard pass on third down to Jimmy Wilson blocking the field goal, getting two sacks and forcing Sanchez to fumble the ball.
If the Dolphins can continue to play games like this, getting everyone involved and never letting up the Dolphins will continue to be in the hunt and even fight with the Patriots for the AFC East title. If the season was to end right now the Dolphins would have the 5th play off spot. This team seems to be getting better each week so it would not be pushing it to think they can make a fight for the AFC East crown.
The one issue that came out of the Jets game was the injury to Ryan Tannehill. Even though Matt Moore played excellent football under center in the win, I think we all want to see Tannehill in there each week to see him improve and become the Quarter Back we all hope he is going to be. Tonight is when the injury report comes out and we will see how Tannehill is feeling, even though he was out there taking some snaps with the first team today in practice but was wearing a leg brace.