Nov 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin in the fourth quarter of a game against the Carolina Panthers at Sun Life Stadium. The Panthers won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Not All Is Lost For Dolphins


It probably doesn’t feel like it, but not all is lost Miami Dolphin fans.

Yes, this game against the Carolina Panthers was a perfect opportunity for the Dolphins to gain significant ground in the wild card race, but when most of us woke up this morning we weren’t expecting this to be as close as it was. Hell, we weren’t expecting to be completely dominating at halftime.

Sure, this was a heartbreaker because this was more of a “we blew it” than a “Carolina’s really good!” There’s no question the Dolphins left some points on the field—multiple times, but what did we expect?

Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace (finally!) connected on a long ball, but both balls were underthrown. Had Wallace caught that last second desperation throw at the end of the game we wouldn’t be saying this, but those two have a lot of work to do to find that chemistry.

A lot of work, but there is time for it to be done. Not all is lost because the Dolphins still have opportunities to make this season worth remembering. That being said, they need to TAKE ADVANTAGE of these opportunities. We all know Miami for generally being a team who can’t live up to expectations or often fall flat when they have the biggest chance to advance themselves

A nine-win season is still very much attainable, but the Dolphins need to adapt more of a winning attitude. Wallace needs to make that extra effort at the end of the game and catch that ball. Lamar Miller needs to be better and the defense needs to make that last minute tackle. The Dolphins aren’t good enough to play OK football and win. Sorry, but they aren’t. They need to execute better—from top to bottom.

And what better way to do that than with a matchup this week against the lowly, pathetic Jets.

Remember, we could have a quarterback that has completely a total of 17 passes the last two weeks…

Not all is lost, yet.

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  • Jcartwright67

    Tannehill can’t throw a deep ball. There, it’s out. It has nothing to do with chemistry and time is up!

    • gofins60

      Strange, isn’t it? At times he looks really good, but he just can’t seem to hit a receiver in stride on the deep passes.

  • J holobinko

    Miami flat out lost this game because again their incompetent coaching staff plays way to conservative! And using all your timeouts the way they did was absolutely horrible! Carolina was playing for a tying fg but once they started stopping the clock they figured hell lets get a td! Philbin is a joke of a coach and be a huge fins fan for over thirty yrs I don’t want him on the sidelines another week!

    • Lenny c

      My feelings exactly. This game was lost due to bad coaching. The coaching has cost this team 3 wins. They have no clue as to 2nd half adjustments especially when leading.

      • gofins60

        I honestly don’t know why these coaches are still here… I would have fired them weeks ago.

  • Elvis

    As a life long fan (42 years) I never get the new ways they find to lose. They always set records… the bad ones. As individuals they are good. As a team they blow. Don’t know the answer. It’s a combination of bad play at critical moments, offense that can’t man up, and poor refereeing. Get rid of one of those components and they are 7-4. Meantime I can’t stand watching them. Another wasted season.

  • Patrick Keegan

    We have talent,,, young talent. Haven’t all are games been close except New Orleans? We need better coaching. What about the DL coach Rogers, he seems to develop talent. He seems like a guy worth keeping around. I give Ireland credit for freeing up all this spending money, but he needs to go.Sherman for sure needs to go and Philbin needs to go. Coyle ,,,,, I dont know yet. As of right now,, he stays. We need motivating leaders for this young talent because I will say it again,,,, we have talent, we lack a depth . I dont want playoffs. I want to keep gelling as a team and LEARN to KILL teams when they are licking their wounds, not give em a break. Dont tear this team apart. Keep adding talent, leaders, motivators and for Heavens sake learn to WIN AS A TEAM… sorry for the rant.

  • LostSok

    Unfortunately, saying “we’re not as bad as the Jets” is setting a pretty low bar.

  • Don Devine

    We absolutely HAVE to beat them stinkin Jets!!!! I cant stand them DANG JETS!!!!