Annoyed? Irritated? Disappointed? Or all the above
That is the tone of our team after another lose at home. A lot of questions, with no answers, even our Head Coach had the following comment after the game:
“It’s baffling to me. I don’t have any answers.”
— Miami coach Tony Sparano, after the Dolphins lost their second game in six days at Sun Life Stadium Sunday, this one to Houston
Tony better be ready to answer a lot of questions, especially to us the fans. There seems to be a growing amount of ‘frustration’ and it’s all pointing towards Tony and Jeff. As it should be, they are the two responsible for the product on the field. If you look at the game day stats, which is something I think everyone needs to look at, the most depressing one is listed below:
Houston Texans, New England Patriots and the New York Jets have better records in our home stadium then we do. Each of those teams listed above our 2-0 in recent trips.
I don’t know where this team started to slide, but yesterday’s game was decided when Daniel Thomas fumbled the ball. Momentum was building after our first and only touchdown. We held the Texans down. Jason Taylor came off a shield call, and sacked Schaub, which then lead to the Texans punting the ball, and we were in great shape. Ball at the 40 yard line and Henne hands the ball over to Thomas who was having a great game, then the rookie mistakes showed up. Trying to make something out of nothing, Thomas fumbled the ball after a second spin out move.
What happened next is even worse. Schaub leads his team downfield, and Vontae Davis was on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. Nolan Caroll was in the game, and you could see the pre-set read. Caroll looks back at Rashed Jones places his signal for over the top help. The play is set and Schaub delivers a nice over the top throw connecting with Andre Johnson in the end zone.
What I liked about the play, Nolan was vexed. He looked immediately over to Jones, who gave the dazed and confused look back at him. This was the second game in a row that this Free Safety has allowed two huge game changing plays. It’s obvious that Houston game planned for this, all they had to do was watch New England game and see the “free parking” sign we have in our backfield.
Frustrated, words can’t even begin to explain how upset I was on that play. I’m honestly looking forward to Chris Clemons returning. Jones is not the answer; he’s the problem with our secondary. Do I think the return of Chris Clemons is going to make a upgrade, no. The upgrade needs to happen with what we thought was the best part of our D, the line. Where is the pressure? All the preseason talk about the amount of high level players we have on our Dline…where is it? The best secondary is one that doesn’t have to work longer than expected. Schaub had all day to pick apart our secondary. The more time a QB has, the worse it is for us. Where was Starks? Langford? Odrick? Wake? I barely heard their name called.
Coming into the season it was our D that we were supposed to lean on, but this isn’t the case. Which leads to questions all around for our team, and with all other team in our division at 2-0, it just makes you feel $%^&*() _+ (aka Frustrated)