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.
Coaches want you to believe that every opponent is the same, that every game is the same, that every win is the same. It’s a nice act, but Miami coach Joe Philbin knows that wasn’t the case last Sunday, when his Dolphins beat the Falcons 27-23 to improve to 3-0.
The Miami Dolphins are riding high after pulling out a last-second victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday evening, but the Fins still have one major area of concern as the head towards a showdown with undefeated New Orleans next Monday.
The Miami Dolphins are just 1-2 in the 2013 preseason, not that it counts for anything. Fins fans can be happy about several areas of the team including quarterback and defense, but between the running game and the team’s inability to score in the red zone, there’s plenty left to fix.
After a dismal performance against the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame game, the Miami Dolphins will return to the preseason field Friday night with a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill got some very limited work in during the first preseason game. During Tuesday’s first practice since the game, Tannehill looked bad as he tossed four interceptions and the entire offense was out of sync.
Miami Dolphins opponents have been attacking the secondary over the past few weeks with mixed results. While Jimmy Wilson and Nolan Carroll have been picked on a lot, there’s also the offensive struggles that have propelled a three-game losing streak.
The Miami Dolphins entered Sunday’s matchup with the Tennessee Titans as a possible playoff hopeful. By the end of the Titans’ complete demolition of the Dolphins, Miami looked like a broken team.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday on his injured left quad and knee. Tannehill, the team’s starter, injured his leg in the first quarter of Miami’s blowout victory over the New York Jets.
The Miami Dolphins offense continues to exceed expectations week in and week out in 2012, but even with the vast improvements from both the offensive line and the quarterback position, there is one aspect that is sticking in the craw of offensive coordinator Mike Sherman.