2017 Down The Tubes And Fins Pulling Hard On The Flusher
The Fins organization is consistent in its disorganization on game day
2017 has been a rough Dolphins season to say the least. It’s been bad on nearly every level. The biggest gripe is that now the future looks grim as well. A fields of glory future doesn’t appear to be coming any time soon.
The latest ‘winning’ development was that Rey Maualuga was arrested. This let down was followed by a Fins let-down game against a struggling Tampa Buccaneers team without their starting QB.
Turnover after turnover, and penalty after penalty, Miami did it’s best to beat itself and fail its fans.
Thankfully Adam Gase says that ‘most’ of the penalties are easily correctable, and that if they can clean up their game they’ll be a tough offense to stop.
And don’t worry, Jay Cutler is a better fit for this offensive scheme than Matt Moore, and the Dolphins are ready to get on a roll… at some point.
It’s no big deal, a tweek here and a tweek there, and we’ll be good.
Nothing to see here, so move along… if you believe in a tweeker.
Outside of the fantasy getting spun by Gase, the reality is, we couldn’t get a victory at home against a sub .500 team with their backup QB playing. What faith can you have in anything going forward, unless it’s blind faith.
Fins are in a hole and the Pats have shovels
Barring a dream sequence in a Total Recall like fantasy, there’s no Playoffs, and even a winning record isn’t getting good odds by the pay per head sportsbook sites.
So the rest of this season is probably window dressing, because just the two games against the Super Bowl Champions is likely enough to sink the season with 2 losses.
Now, I’ll watch every snap in every game, for sure. I’ll root every step of the way. And I’m not saying there’s no hope. But there’s no way a team that works as hard, or maybe even harder, at beating themselves as they do beating their opponent can be counted on. And since it’s been 2 seasons of sloppy football, why should I expect next year to be any different?
It appeared we were on the right track. However, this season went off the rails as soon as Ryan Tannehill went down and has never was able to get back on track. There’s no guarantees that Tannehill is even going to be the long term answer because now his durability is in question, after two straight season ending knee injuries.
Who in this organization can you trust to even just be competent?
Gase is still completely confident in Tannehill, which means don’t expect Miami to use a premium chip drafting a QB in 2018. However, Gase has been confident of a lot… and been mostly wrong.
Clearly the Fins are going to have a solid 1st round pick with at least 3 starting quality QB’s in the upcoming draft. So why not a QB? Sure we have plenty of other needs to address, however it’s obvious that we STILL have not found the next replacement, or close approximation, for our beloved and talented Dan Marino.
Of course, there’s the reality of a weak Offensive Line, Linebackers, Tight Ends, over hyped Receiver group, and Defensive End issues and with little money in the kitty for Free Agency ta’ boot… so who knows what to do? Gase? Tannenbaum? Ross? Not so sure these days. Why not… Go Fins!!!