Dec 22, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills strong safety Da

Flat? Dolphins Fail To Show Up


The Miami Dolphins didn’t bother to show up on Sunday losing to the Buffalo Bills 19-0.  It frankly should have been higher if not for a few errant passes by Thad Lewis who is 2-0 against the Dolphins this year.  Ryan Tannehill got hit, then got hit some more on just about every play that wasn’t handed off to a running back.  Sacked a total of seven times.

The Dolphins never had a chance in this game.

Tannehill finished the game with a bum knee and a QBR in the low 50′s.  Matt Moore impressed on one throw but followed up with two interceptions which nicely padded the Buffalo stats.  Miami was so pathetic on the day they only crossed the 50 twice and both times they failed to get into field position.  At one point, the team had six three and outs on eight first half series.

With the playoffs in their control the Dolphins now find themselves legitimately looking at elimination by the seven tonight.  The Cincinnati Bengals won big in their game against the Vikings and coupled with the Miami loss have now clinched the playoffs.  Miami now needs Baltimore to lose and San Diego to win.  A win by Baltimore and a loss by San Diego eliminates the Dolphins who frankly don’t deserve to be mathematically alive after today’s game.

After the cursing and throwing of objects subside, Miami fans will take a deep breath and look to next week to see what needs to happen but for right now, no one really cares.  It was a very bad performance by a team who held their own future securely in their hands.  It’s not anymore.

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  • gofins60

    I hope Ross opens his eyes and does some housecleaning. Ireland should have been fired along with Sparano, and hiring Philbin was a HUGE mistake!

    • J holobinko

      I agree 1000000000000 percent! Everyone must go! Philbin is a joke and tannehill is not a qb!

      • Lcruva

        Tannehill is not a Qb? How are you supposed to get anything done with that Oline and horrible coaching he made 2 bad passes today that I remember under throw to Wallace mainly how does your Oline allow 7 sacks he has no time to perform

  • J holobinko

    No tannehill isn’t a good qb at all! He lacks something you can’t teach, it’s called instinct! Winning qbs have it. They can feel when to get rid of the ball! Not every sack is on the o line! Tannehill can not at all read blitzes! If he could maybe then he could use his running ability! But no sad to say he can’t! When it comes to qb IQ tannehill is a idiot! Now let’s talk about his arm! Tannehill under throws every deep pass! Teams do not fear Wallace getting deep because Miami does not have a qb to throw it 35 yards! Winning qbs must be able to throw the ball down field and he can’t! Big deal miami got a deep threat! Too bad they don’t have a qb to get the ball there!

    • rt126

      Actually tannehill has some of the most 20+ and 40+ passes thrown in the league. It’s not his fault Sherman doesn’t understand basic math and theplays he designed to throw deep literally makes for an under thrown ball. By the time the play has developed and tannehill can set his feet(usually after a fake hand off) Wallace already has a step or two on his defender couple that with Wallace’s speed it seems like the ball is underthrown when in fact tannehill is putting it right where Wallace should be at the time tannehill threw the ball. It is bad play calling. Look at bens plays to Wallace drop back throw or he scrambled and then threw when Wallace was well open. Given that the only receiver that tannehill had his rookie year is hartline tannehill has done very well building a rhythm with his WRs. The game is to be blamed on them switching Brenner for Garner and sticking with Thomas(at least miller had positive yardage) when it was obvious he was struggling and then completely abandoning the running game again when we were only down 10. Sherman is awful and has caused this team easily 4 wins this season.

  • gofins60

    “The Dolphins never had a chance in this game.”

    Under Sparano this team was competitive; they just needed a QB and a few playmakers to get TDs instead of FGs. I’m not suggesting that we should have kept Sparano, but I am saying that Philbin and his staff are not the answer. Philbin’s West Coast offense and his changes on defense have neutered this team.

  • tpl

    Ain’t no way this team makes the playoffs. Something is missing. To beat the pats, and then lose to the bills?