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.