Today’s episode of the Miami Dolphins season is brought to by the number three and the letter O.
This could also be seen as THREE and OH! That’s right people, you read that correctly the Miami Dolphins are 3-0. No, this is not a joke and no, this is not a preseason record.
Today was the first time in my life that someone told me I was lucky to be a Dolphins fan. LUCKY. Boys and girls this team is as real as that Jeff Ireland contract extension.
Which means its real, but that doesn’t mean we’re there. Like Ireland, the Dolphins can choose to cut us off at any point. Miami has two HUGE wins against playoff teams. One of those playoff teams was a serious Superbowl contender.
You know what the crazy thing is? The win over Atlanta wasn’t even the best part. The best part is the fact that Miami did not play a great game. There were missed tackles, there were dropped catches, there were missed blitzes leading to a fumble, hell there was even an interception.
Mike Wallace was quiet again, the offensive line needs work, Cameron Wake — the team’s best player — was out for most of the game, Koa Misi was injured, Dimitri Patterson didn’t play, Dion Jordan is still finding his stride, Ryan Tannehill needs to get rid of the ball much quicker, the tight ends desperately need blocking help, but so what? The Miami Dolphins beat the super bowl contender Atlanta Falcons with a grade B performance.
In past years this squad needed a perfect performance with no mistakes to have even a prayer of winning. This time all it took was a beautiful, if not flawless, fourth quarter drive from Tannehill.
How many times have we watched the Dolphins COMPLETELY outplay the opposition, but fall short in the final minutes? New Orleans on Monday night a couple years ago ring a bell? What about those Patriots games where Miami was oh so close, but couldn’t finish?
This team is different and it all starts with our main man Tanny. Ryan Tannehill may not be perfect yet, but boy is he moving. He’s moving fast and its time the national media jumped on his bandwagon. No more of this RGIII or Russell Wilson talk. We’ve got our own 2012 quarterback and he’s here to stay.
There’s no question we might be a bit too excited at this point and critics might say it means nothing until we can beat the Patriots, but this team is ready for the challenge and I have all the confidence in the world they can do it.
So like I said, this episode is brought to you by the number 3 and the letter O because this squad is 3 and OH!