SAN FRANCISCO -- The optimist will say the Dolphins traveled across country and gave one of the better teams in the NFC a tough game. The pessimist will see this as another example of the Dolphins not being good enough.
The 49ers beat the Dolphins 27-13 on Sunday.
This realist sees it as a fine effort that fell short because, well, the Dolphins don't have enough horses.
Don't make enough plays in crunchtime.
Probably don't know how to win tight road games against very good teams this because they haven't done it in a long time.
You shouldn't be disappointed. But neither should you be at all excited.
The Dolphins have lost five of the last six games. They have clinched their fourth consecutive year without a winning record
It is what it is.