The mess that is the Miami Dolphins organization continued to deteriorate Monday, despite owner Stephen Ross speaking for the first time on the matter and announcing a new committee to look at the state of the team.
Many Miami Dolphins players spent part of the last week talking about how the scandal that has enveloped the team would help galvanize the team and get them to play better starting against winless Tampa Bay.
For all the controversy off the field, you have to wonder how Dol-fans feel about their team being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Lost amidst the ugly story surrounding offensive lineman Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin is the team still has to prepare for Monday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without two starting offensive linemen.
The legendary comedy “Blazing Saddles” featured the line, “What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here.” While that line was uttered in the 1970’s, it perfectly fits the state of college and pro football in Florida.
The 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into the season hoping to ride a big offseason of moves into competing for the NFC South title. It’s safe to say though that the wheels have completely come off that ride.
Only two teams have ever gone winless for an entire regular season in NFL history, the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the 2008 Detroit Lions. This year, two teams remain winless roughly half-way through the season, the Buccaneers and the Jaguars.
Each year, Florida’s high schools and colleges are loaded with talent that routinely dominates high school and college football. The same can’t be said for the state’s three professional football teams.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got tired of waiting for a trade to develop and have decided instead to outright release former starting quarterback Josh Freeman, according to ESPN.com.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has combined to go 0-6 on the young NFL season and in the case of the Jaguars are barely competitive on the field. The offensive ineptitude is reaching levels not seen in a while in the National Football League.