The Dolphins find themselves in quite a hole right now.
They are 0-3 after playing their worst game of the young season today, a 23-13 loss to San Diego.
And the news gets worse:
Miami's prospects of salvaging this young season have taken a hit in that starting quarterback Chad Pennington left the game in the third quarter with a right shoulder injury. The extent of the injury is not known right now, but it didn't look good. Pennington could be out a while.
On defense, Joey Porter, who led the team in sacks a year ago, also could not finish the game. He left the game in the fourth quarter with the hamstring injury he was nursing all week.
Chad Henne took over for Penninton and didn't exactly play Lou Gehrig to Pennington's Wally Pipp. Henne was chased, hit and picked off.
That interception was by Eric Weddle and returned 32 yards for a touchdown.
Henne finished with 10 completions on 19 attempts for 92 yards. His long completion was for 27 yards to Ronnie Brown. His QB rating was 44.2.
Henne did lead an inconsequential fourth-quarter TD drive.
The defense? Fine up front. Terrible in the secondary.
The Dolphins gave up two looong pass plays -- of 55 yards and 47 yards. And, the troubling thing is there was double coverage on both passes and the receiver still came up with the ball against two Miami defenders.
As outlooks go things look seriously bleak for the Dolphins now.