I’m afraid I started this season with exceptionally high hopes. The Dolphins were among the worst in the league. Then, with Coach Gase on board, we’re suddenly in the playoffs. Additionally, they acquired some quality talent in key positions during the offseason so my expectations were high for a winning season in Miami this year.
To say the season has had a rough start would certainly be an understatement. The Dolphins started with a canceled game, a hurricane, Tannehill out (again), international travel, continuing pre game controversy and the embarrassing offensive line coach debacle. True, some of these distractions are self–inflicted, but not all.
Yet here we are at 2-2. This is a very important week for the Dolphins. After all they’ve been through and continue to face, can they turn it around? These next few weeks are pivotal and could be their defining moment. I believe the talent is there but they need a leader. They need someone to rally them as a TEAM! Someone who can inspire them to WIN! So far, I haven’t seen them play as a real team….a cohesive unit on the field.
Their division is probably the toughest division right now. They’ll have to find a way to dig deep and come together as a team to stay in the hunt. Hopefully, the coaching staff can regroup to rally and motivate the players into a winning season.