Thoughts On The Loss To Arizona

Crushing. That is the only way I can describe how I feel about the Dolphins loss at Arizona. There is no way they should have lost that game, just like there is no way they should have lost last week to the Jets. By all rights Miami should be 3-1 right now. This time, questionable play calling could be the culprit. The Dolphins had the ball and the lead with 3 minutes left and were driving. Reggie Bush had run for 24 yards on 3 plays to get to the Arizona 43. Why oh why call a pass play? Arizona's Daryl Washington burst up the middle and knocked the ball out of Tannehill's hands and former Dolphin Vonnie Holliday recovered it and that turned the game around.

You can blame Carpenter's 51 yard FG miss or Tannehill's INT in overtime, but that play right there cost the Dolphins the game. No matter how you slice it or dice it. At worst Bush is thrown for a loss, the clock runs and the Dolphins have one more play to run more clock before Brandon Fields punts, giving Arizona a long field instead of a short one, with a lot less time left.

I will say that I agree with what my colleague Mike Oliva says about Tannehill in his article below. It's exciting to see Tannehill develop and get better with each game. And for those still crying about Brandon Marshall, I don't think Brian Hartline had too shabby of a game either.

And one more question: Why is Legedu Naanee still a Miami Dolphin?