Monday, January 2, 2017
Playing With House Money
This Dolphins team winning 9 out of their last 11 games had a turnaround that will be talked about for many years not just in South Florida but around the National Football League. This team isn't perfect, it has many flaws, it has many injuries at the moment, but the one thing it also has is a lot of heart.
Even vs the Patriots on Sunday this team got down 14-0 early and they came fighting back to force New England to keep playing hard and Miami had some pressure on them in the second half for a while. This team in 2016 has never lacked effort and that was on full display again this past Sunday.
The Dolphins weren't expected to be in the postseason this year and after starting 1-4 nobody gave them a shot to finish .500 in reality. But this Dolphins team is now one of the 6 teams left standing in the AFC after the regular season and folks we are playing with house money at this time. I don't care how this season ends, this season has been a glowing success on every level.
With all of the injuries the Dolphins have on defense right now, starting 5 back-up's in the back 7 on defense, I don't know if the Dolphins will win or even be competitive at Pittsburgh next Sunday. The fact of the matter is as fans, enjoy this moment and take it all in. Next Sunday at 1pm should be a celebration for an amazing Dolphins season and a celebration for a bright future this franchise has.
The Dolphins have a young head coach who clearly "get's it" and understands the modern NFL game. He can relate to players and get the most out of them as well. That is a trait many of the 32 head coaches don't have in this league. Miami has a definite keeper at coach and for all of the Tannehill haters, time to give it up. Tannehill was amazing this year and is also the future QB of this franchise for many years to come. The two most important pieces on any NFL team (head coach and quarterback) are in place and the future is bright for the Dolphins.
In the coming years hopefully this becomes the norm and the Dolphins are a consistent playoff team year in and year out. But it has been far too long since this team has been in the playoffs and it's time to applaud this 2016 team for giving us fans an enjoyable ride this season that hopefully continues beyond next Sunday!
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