Pats Deal Fins Humiliating 41-14 Loss
Wow. Does the suffering for Dolphin fans never end? Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse then it does. After a loss in primetime to the hated rival NY Jets, the Dolphins had the opportunity to come back a week later and redeem themselves and play the OTHER hated division rival the New England Patriots. Of course redemption would come in the form of a victory, hoepfully a decisive one that would make a statement. Well the Dolphins made a statement one which simply says "This team is not very good".
When you lose in a blowout there is nothing particularly pretty about any aspect of it. But somehow the fins overachived in their ability to make a blowout as ugly as possible. A blocked punt, a blocked FG, and a kickoff returned for a TD all earned Special Teams coach John Bonamego the boot today. But it were also the four interceptions by Chad Henne. The Dolphin world is more divided on Henne than our country is on politics. Henne is good, and he does have promise. But if he doesn't get his head into the game and start winning them when he needs to then he won't make it. Although he played very well last week, when he needed to get the ball into the end zone to win, he didnt. And the game last night was just not good. Champions win those games and that's what Chad Henne has got to learn from Pennington. How to win games. Yes I invoked the other Chad because trust me, if things don't pick up soon you will see a groundswell of support for Chad#2.
The final thought on this is that the team really does not have an identity. The first two games the defense was taking the ball away and putting the offense in position to win. They haven't done that the last two weeks and it has hurt this team. They also are not running the ball with any regularity or conviction. They seem to be tryingDolph to figure out when to run and when to pass. It all makes for a tough situation as now Dolphin fans are left not knowing which team is their team. The one that upset two road opponents, or the one that dropped the ball in two key games the past two weeks.