Like all dolfans, I was pleased that the Dolphins performed so well on Sunday. It also showed how precipitously standards have fallen. Fans and players used to get very upset when our team didn't make the playoffs. Then we got extremely irritated when the team finished the season below .500. Last season, we were frustrated because the Dolphins couldn't win at home. Now we celebrate a rare win, one achieved over an NFL weakling. Yes, it is something to build upon. No, we should not react as if the Dolphins have found the missing ingredient to success. If things continue in this vein, we will likely see a ticker-tape parade down Brickell Avenue if the Dolphins beat the Redskins for a rare win at home next Sunday. Some fans are even asking if the Dolphins have a shot at the playoffs this season. Please.
I fully expect the Dolphins to win 2-4 games this season, although this week may not be one of them. The Chiefs were very flat last Sunday. Unlike the Chiefs, the Redskins have a very good pass rush. The Dolphins' offensive blocking scheme will be put to the test. It is also possible that the Dolphins drubbing of the Chiefs has put teams on notice not to take them too lightly. We will see. Whatever the case, the Dolphins have to crawl before they can walk. Unfortunately, these adjustments are being instituted mid-season.