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After trampling by Bills, Dolphins still in hunt

The Dolphins allowed the Buffalo Bills to trample all over their playoff hopes on Sunday. It was the combination of bad offense, bad defense and bad coaching coming together to form one enormous disappointment of an outing.

The bad offense? Six first downs. Only 103 total yards. A shutout.

The bad defense? The Bills rushed for 203 yards.

The bad coaching?

Miami couldn't stop a team from running the ball after that team came into the game without its starting QB, its No. 1 wide receiver, and then lost it's No. 2 wide receiver (ejected) and No. 3 wide receiver (knee injury). The Bills were effectively one dimensional in the second half and was still able to rush for 141 yards in that half.

Also, the Dolphins had to run the ball to beat the Bills. The Bills expected the Dolphins to try and run the football but the second-most pass heavy team in the NFL ignored the run.

I know the Dolphins -- specifically Mike Sherman -- will argue that there is no use running the ball when you've tried it and it has failed early. I say ridiculous. Did Sherman quit throwing when it failed time and again and his QB kept getting sacked?

You have to continue to run the ball to be able to run the ball.

Amazingly, the Dolphins today are the No. 6 seed. They actually are in better shape today than they were last week. But they still need help to make the playoffs.

The Dolphins make the playoffs if they win AND either the Bengals or Chargers win next Sunday. The Bengals host the Ravens. The Chargers host Kansas City.

Amazingly, the two teams that were tied for the final AFC wildcard spot heading into Sunday both lost ... by a combined score of 60-7.

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Yup. We are still alive.

Not sure why anyone is surprised…other than the fact the Dolphins lost to a team with only five games coming into the day. The Dolphins already lost to this team earlier in the season, the Dolphins were coming off three emotional wins right in a row (are you surprised by a let down game), the Dolphins lost in Buffalo, and the Dolphins are still the stubborn Dolphins -- none of this is surprising.

Now, what are they going to do about it? My hope, pull it together, win the game in Miami on Sunday and head into the playoffs on a high.

Frustrating team to root for over the past several years, but we will see a corner turned this coming weekend...

Exactly Oscar…at the end of the day, thats all that matters! They won enough games over the season to allow themselves to be in the position at the end of the season. Win one and back into the playoffs. Need to get into the playoffs to take the next step!

"The Dolphins make the playoffs if they win AND either the Bengals or Chargers win next Sunday. The Bengals host the Ravens. The Chargers host Kansas City."

No Mando, Dolphins have to win and either, Ravens lose to Bengals, or Ravens win and then the Chargers also have to win against the Chiefs.

I Dolphins and Ravens both win and Chargers lose we say thanks, Philbin, sherman and the mighty minds of Coyle.

Mike Sherman has got to be the most pig-headed OC in all of football! His arrogance is what is holding this team back. His refusal to do the things that are KNOWN to work against the kind of defense they faced on Sunday just goes to show that he would rather make a "statement" at the cost of his team winning or losing, than doing the expected things to neutralize the Buffalo D.

He is trying to prove to the world that he knows more about this game than any of the previous coaches that have had success in defeating Buffalo. Well Mikey boy, you LOST! Your way is NOT the best way, and you need to GO AWAY!!

Marco, are you dense? Armando's comments are accurate. Miami is in the playoffs if they win and either the Bengals OR the Chargers also win.

Mando, Sherman has zero room to argue, he has continually blown games for us with his play calling.

What is worse is the pig-headed attitude to keep going with the same plays all year long. He does this because of the very limited skills of Thill, who has shown again he is only successful with near perfect o-line play.

The Dolphins haven't had anything even remotely close to "near perfect o-line play" this year. In fact, they have arguably the worst OL in the NFL.

I retract my earlier question of whether you are dense. You have answered it emphatically.

"I felt very good about our preparation," said a surprised Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. "I thought our guys practiced well. [They were] ahead of schedule in the practices that we had planned. I thought our attention to detail was good."

That just shows us all how far away Philbin is from making it as a head coach in this league. If he can't react during games to things not going to the script he has ZERO answers. Coaches have to think and coach on the fly and react to the bloody games. He isn't the man for the job, nice guy, great administrator I hear ? Philbin better with paperclips than players.

Wow!, this is really what is called going down to the line.

Posted by: editor maximus | December 23, 2013 at 06:30 AM

Are you dense ? Your are wrong.

Dolphins have to win and either, Ravens lose to Bengals, or Ravens win and then the Chargers also have to win against the Chiefs.

Go learn how to think you Dolt. You say if either Ravens OR Chargers win and we win we are through is BS

So if the Ravens win then and we win, Chargers lose we are out you thick arse-hole.

Now Miami needs help to reach the playoffs. The Dolphins must beat the Jets in Week 17 and hope for a loss by the Baltimore Ravens, giving Miami outright ownership of the second AFC wild-card berth. If Miami and Baltimore both win, the Dolphins need the San Diego Chargers to prevail and finish 9-7, creating a three-way tie that Miami would win.
There thicko go read this and get your head out of your arse-hole boy !!!

No-one cares about you PI$$ of TROLL.

Posted by: Marco | December 22, 2013 at 10:41 PM

So this is why you responded with 4 paragraphs of defensive gibberish? LOL


Get a life dude. What you need no blog can supply.

Posted by: Froido | December 22, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Just reading through the blog you can see from the time stamps Marco has absolutely no life at all. Marco is here at dawn, morning, noon, .afternoon, dusk, evening, and nighttime, all day, every day.

This blog is like his little private ant colony where he comes to pester, provoke and annoy.

Nothing more.

Perhaps I am missing something. Though not elite this team appears to have some talented players. The coaches seem to be hell bent on playing their system as opposed to putting the players in the best position to win.

Es possible que Marco necesite un Ping-n.

Fire Ireland
1 more year(chance) for Philbin
Fire Sherman
Draft and Sign many O-Lineman
ReSign Grimes
Bring in a veteran Q.B to compete for job
.............& bring back Welker,Marshall,Bush,Dansby & CARPENTER !!!

I thought this was supposed to be a West Coast offense. Where are the quick slants? Where are the cut blocks? Where is the WR in motion back to the inside then cutting into the middle of the field for the quick strike passes?

Where are the draw plays? Where is the screen pass? This is not a West Coast offense this is a bastard child concocted in a Mike Sherman drunken stupor. This is Shermans Hermits, it has no semblance whatsoever to a West Coast offense, it more resembles a trash can offense.

The Bills lost 9 games previous to this game, it's not like there wasn't already a formula for success readily available from NFL films for the offensive brain trust, and I use that term very loosely, to pore over to pull out the things that our personnel can do to take advantage of the vulnerabilities in the Buffalo defense.

Just look back the previous two losses, what beat them? Screen passes, wheel routes out of the backfield, RUNNING plays! How many times do you have to beat Mike Sherman over the head with a 12X4 to get him to realize that he doesn't have to REINVENT the wheel every friggin game?

Is the obvious LOST on that mutherfukka?

Just reading through the blog you can see from the time stamps Marco has absolutely no life at all. Marco is here at dawn, morning, noon, .afternoon, dusk, evening, and nighttime, all day, every day.

This blog is like his little private ant colony where he comes to pester, provoke and annoy.

Nothing more.

Posted by: Marco Exposed | December 23, 2013 at 06:49 AM

As you are my friend it seems ?

John,

I agree!! I have no clue what offense this is!!! No screen passes, slants, swing passes. I knew this game was going to be tough and I was right.

We have the worse offensive line and it showed. To the people who said on this blog sign back McKinnie are simply clueless. Next season there will be one player back. Pounced that is it.

I said this before we are not physically tough enough to run or stop the run when we need to. We didn't run because Sherman knew we couldn't. Philbin said we are not going to change who we are now and thats a finesse quick passing team The bills had a great scheme defensively make us throw against man coverage and the elements which played to their pass rush strength. The jets will be motivated as well and will try a similar defensive m/m scheme. Thill has got to vary his snap counts better to help his line some. Happy the team has been relevant this long but we gotta get more physical up front and stop all this arm tackling mess. It's time to bring incognito back.

This team does have some good talent but when the Bills have 2nd or 3rd and long, they screen and pick up the 1st down with the Dolphins unable to stop them or run or pass for the first down. Moreover the offense get's shut down without an answer the entire game. The coaching really has to be a major issue with adjustments just not being undertaken. It's insane; doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

The offensive line with this coaching staff, brain trust and other staffs along with Ireland have been the most addressed position and yet they still have to be replaced.

Bad D, no O, just bad play, bad coaching, pathetic at every level. But even with all that, Miami probably would have only needed some sustained offensive drives and 14 points to win the game. The last 6 Buffalo points were a result of the Miami D spending all afternoon on the field combined with the desire to just get it over with at point. Tannehill missed some throws, receivers dropped some throws but mostly, the O-line was just atrocious. Even when they knew what was coming they could do nothing about it. And Buffalo was getting pressure with their 4 man rush alone, all day. The O-line was the single biggest reason why Miami showed nothing in this game. Yet, they somehow are still in the wildcard race. I have a hard time feeling that they deserve it after yesterdays showing.

The thing that has bothered me most this entire season is that Ireland went out and spent a load of money this past offseason but he actually thought that this O-line was good enough to get the job done. And Martin and Incognito are NOT the reason why the O-line stinks. It stunk when they were on the roster. It was an afterthought, at best, for Ireland and that's incompetent and inexcusable. Especially when you are trying to groom a QB that you believe is the future. I honestly hope that the future goal is focused attention to O-line personell and I hope it's another GM doing it. I know that wont happen, Ross is married to Ireland.

Even if Miami makes the playoffs, they will do it at 9-7. They were swept by a bad Buffalo team. Miami is an inconsistent and, once again, mediocre football team. They have been for a long time with the one exception being the 11-4 playoff team 5 seasons ago. Ross needs to get his house in order. As much as I want to see Miami in the playoffs, they aren't contending for a Super Bowl. On the "anything can happen" if they get in ... don't kid yourselves. If missing the playoffs means Ross finally waking up and realizing what he will continue to get with the personell he has in charge, then I'd gladly forgo the playoffs for the future for the franchise. But I know that's not realistic so it is what it is. His franchise will need to hit rock bottom before Ross has that bell go off in his head. Despite the BS Martin-Incognito melodrama, Dolphins haven't even come close to rock bottom yet. So, I think we may have a long line of mediocrity yet to come before we see any meaningful change coming from Ross.

In the meantime. I hope for the best, root for the fins and lose my lunch after pathetic efforts like yesterdays.

Bane,

This is on Sherman and Philbin. They went up against the best pass rush in the NFL and sent Thill three step drops from the shotgun, he has little pocket awareness and just folds everytime.

Thills delivery takes so long that he has to throw quick strikes, not drop back deep and just await a sack, he does this time and time again. He has the David Carr ability to walk-in sacks and do very little to avoid the pressure. Its part of a QB's job to avoid the pass rush, you can't expect to have all day to throw.

Sherman and Philbin takes the blame, here, they don't give Thill's limited passing skills, much consideration. The guy is awesome on quick ans short routes from the pocket, he can also throw well on the run and is fast, but he looks so scared when that rush comes, to the point where he raises the white flag and goes to the ground or just throws the ball away.

HI Bane I think one of the biggest problems this team has is that the concept of "the obvious" is foreign to this coaching staff. It's almost anathema to their way of going about the business of putting a product on the field.

It's like they are going to force the square peg into the round hole regardless of the consequences, losses be damned.

In the process of prosecuting their arrogance, they are hamstringing a group of talented playmakers. The greatest coaches are not the ones that force a system on those ill equipped to project it, it is the coach that recognizes what he has regarding the personnel he is given, and creates a game plan that uses those people to the best of their ability and does not try to force a SYSTEM on them that they cannot excel within.

The successful coaches can take any group of players, and guide them to victory. Unfortunately the ones we are stuck with has this idea that you have to force the all mighty SYSTEM onto the players, regardless how ill equipped they are to run it.

While Im ranting why the hell is Wheeler still out there ?

He kills us all year, teams either throw on him or run at him, its a guarantee he will lose it and give away a dub penalty, like he did against the Bills. Philbin should be roasting the guy for that, but he just carries on, with his Jaw draggin along the sideline. PATHETIC !!!

Marco,

If the Bengals or the Chargers win and we beat the Jets, we are in. That simple.

Posted by: Grier | December 23, 2013 at 07:17 AM

Good post. Philbin and Ireland worked together building this team. The two are as bad as each other. The arrogance of Ireland and Philbin is incredible. The line had played well the last 4 weeks, but coaches have to make adjustments, or keep the other D off balance, we did none of that my friend.

Wow- someone really needs a reading comprehensive class!

What Armando said, "The Dolphins win AND either the Bengals OR the Chargers win" makes perfect since to literate individuals.
1)If Dolphins win, Bengals win, Chargers lose= Dolphins make playoffs.
2) If Dolphins win, Bengals lose, Chargers win= Dolphins make playoffs.
**(note Marco, both these examples= either Bengals OR chargers win)
so if Ravens win, chargers lose (like you argue) that means that neither the Bengals or Chargers won!!
Isn't that what Armando said to begin with!!

I don't usually correct anyone on here, but come on, use your brain!! And we wonder why the world is falling apart!?!

Marco,
If the Bengals or the Chargers win and we beat the Jets, we are in. That simple.

Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | December 23, 2013 at 07:21 AM

No my friend you have to replace the word, 'OR' with the word, 'AND@. Ravens beat us in a tiebreaker at 9-7, UNLESS THE CHARGERS WIN TOO, then its on the AFC record.

ProMichelle, just to let you know there is a 2 for 1 sale on Vagisil at Walmart.


I know you are plain dumb so that means if you buy 1, you get another 1 free.

I'm a fan of the Dolphins and want them to win. However I believe the changes needed will only come about if this team does not make the playoffs. If this team loses to the Jets it will certainly bring about the needed changes.

The O line got beat down by the Pats last week and got beat down again yesterday.

Hartline killed us with the drops.

Defense played good enough to win but too many 3 and outs.

Shermans play calling is very disturbing.

We needed Cogs yesterday. Philbin is a douche.

Now there saying his pep talks are scripted.

How do you slow down a mad charging defensive lineman running full bore at your QB? CUT BLOCKS!! Take out their legs a few times and you will slow them down. Did we do that at all yesterday? Not that I saw.

Set the tone early in the game, run quick ins, slants etc. while the offensive line dives into the knees of the defensive line. Do it often enough at the beginning of the game and the DL will slow right down, right now!

Once they have the idea that their legs might get cut out from under them on any play, then you go back to a more traditional pass blocking scheme, but keep putting in that cut block every now and then and you can hold them in check.

They're not going to like it, but that's football, and its perfectly legal within the tackle box. As bad as our OL is, you have to give them whatever tidbits of strategy you can to make them successful. If the DL thinks that on any given play they might be getting carted off the field, it will tend to make them think twice about sprinting into the backfield on every play.

1)If Dolphins win, Bengals win, Chargers lose= Dolphins make playoffs.

Miami lose on head to head tiebreaker !!!

YOU ARE WRONG, come on wake the hell up,

The 8-7 Dolphins win the No. 6 seed with a win over the Jets and a Ravens loss or a Chargers win. A win by all three teams would result in a three-team tie, which would go to the Dolphins based on won-loss record in conference games (8-4 for Miami vs. 7-5 for Baltimore vs. 6-6 for San Diego).

Mando, what a ridiculous thing to say...

"Amazingly, the Dolphins today are the No. 6 seed. They actually are in better shape today than they were last week. But they still need help to make the playoffs.

BS, we now don't have sole control over our own destiny, as we did last week, we now need help from the Bengals and or Chargers... what are you snorting these days ???

If this team loses to the Jets it will certainly bring about the needed changes.

Posted by: promichael | December 23, 2013 at 07:31 AM

This is the same thing everyone said after Shula and Jimmy and Wanndope and Saban and Cameron and Sporano.

God are you dumb. Do you ever think or just write?

The offensive play calling was horrible again a lot of the same formations and plays over and over no imagination at, Sherman reverted back to form. Why try the same plays over and over again if they are not working. Has Sherman ever heard of a screen pass, that actually slows down the rush, you should ask him the Armando. Sherman has to be fired at the end of this year.

Posted by: ProPro | December 23, 2013 at 07:41 AM

He is right you Dolt, sure you would just take it like a good biy, in another orifice.. touch those toes !!!

The only way the Dolphins will go to the playoff's is if they win on Sunday and the Ravens and Chargers win and they go on a three way tie and the Dolphins will go on conference wins. I said here last week that the buffalo game was a trap game and they usually don't handle their business when they have to. Im in therapy right now. LOL

Posted by: scott | December 23, 2013 at 07:41 AM

Watching some of the other teams on O is quite shocking when you then flick back to watch Miami on offense. The plays look tired and the players look tired of the plays.

The only way the Dolphins will go to the playoff's is if they win on Sunday and the Ravens and Chargers win and they go on a three way tie and the Dolphins will go on conference wins. I said here last week that the buffalo game was a trap game and they usually don't handle their business when they have to. Im in therapy right now. LOL

Posted by: El Duque | December 23, 2013 at 07:44 AM

WTF, no no no. THIS ISN'T THE ONLY WAY.

If Ravens lose and we win thats it done deal.

Bennett3,

"Wow- someone really needs a reading comprehensive class!

What Armando said, "The Dolphins win AND either the Bengals OR the Chargers win" makes perfect since to literate individuals.
1)If Dolphins win, Bengals win, Chargers lose= Dolphins make playoffs.
2) If Dolphins win, Bengals lose, Chargers win= Dolphins make playoffs.
**(note Marco, both these examples= either Bengals OR chargers win)
so if Ravens win, chargers lose (like you argue) that means that neither the Bengals or Chargers won!!
Isn't that what Armando said to begin with!!

I don't usually correct anyone on here, but come on, use your brain!! And we wonder why the world is falling apart!?!

Posted by: bennett3dolfan | December 23, 2013 at 07:25 AM

"1)If Dolphins win, Bengals win, Chargers lose= Dolphins make playoffs."

Posted by: bennett3dolfan | December 23, 2013 at 07:25 AM

I'VE NOT HEARD BACK FROM YOU ON THIS SECTION OF YOUR BS. IF THIS HAPPENED DOLPHINS GO HOME AND RAVENS GET 6TH SEED, THATS WHAT I'M TRYING TO GET INTO YOUR AND MANDO THICK HEADS !!!

Every time you hear the coaches talking about a trap game, you have already lost.
Trying not to lose as opposed to trying to win is a recipe for failure.

Mando, not sure how you can say "They actually are in better shape today than they were last week"……no, last week they didnt need help from anybody, they simply needed to win out……which now sounds ridiculous to say after yesterdays performance--awful, embarrassing……shocking, given the stakes

Marco,

But what if the Bengals win and we win?

Yes you are correct. I leave now and go back to my cell, till the nurse comes back with my pills.

thank you my friend.

Why does this loss come as such a surprise? Fins were outcoached and outplayed by a hungry young team that will continue to get better.

Where are you all the homers today? Come Dashi, come prancer, come comet, come stupid.

You see, the homers don't get it. Guess how many Bills rookies contributed to this victory in a big way? No less than 4? Meanwhile, our rookies can barely sniff the field. Ireland finds acorns falling off other teams practice squads and a stud from the CFL, but his draft record SUCKS and, to make matters work, his interpersonal skills are sorely lacking. Plain and simple. Lose Ireland and this team can take it to the next level. Keep him and you will quickly watch the team that kicked our arse yesterday pass us by. Because that team is filled with bright young up and coming stars, while our team is comprised of some nice players and a whole lotta question marks.

Trust me fellas, this team is headed nowhere until we find someone that knows how to draft

Anyone else notice Philbin just standing there with that dumbfounded look on his face...with no emotion at all.

He was not talking into his headset, not moving, not engaged with his players, or even his coaches.

Just standing there like a statue watching in disbelief as his team got dismantled. I've been a Philbin supporter up to this point, but I'm starting to wonder if he's got the ability to lead under pressure.

ProPro,

You should be getting ready for school. If fact your late and most likely will not be placing another post......Stay away from the drugs they will make you more of an idiot if that's possible.

Oline is obviously the biggest offseason priority/need, but the Fins have other major holes that need addressing--I wouldnt say the LBers stink but they're not good as a unit, and we need to find a true #1 RB, a back that doesnt go down when a defender brushes up against him--considering we probably need 3-4 Olineman, thats a bunch of holes to fill in one offseason…..not to mention potential holes on the Dline and CB--they're sort of stuck for another season or two at LBer because of contracts…..they got alot of work to do.

I stated multiple times before this game that it would come down to the Running Game on both sides of the ball. I am no NFL level coach. I am just a fan. But I knew the basic keys to success against this Buffalo team in the weather that was surely going to be an issue to contend with.

1)Fins must stop Buffalo from running and force the backup QB to beat them. They didn't come close to stopping the run. In fact its been this defense's weak spot all year.

2) Fins must establish a running game to prevent the defense from blitzing and creating crazy pressure on THILL. Well that was a blantant failure. We see that this line is completely inept. We see that the supposedly great Lamar Miller is very pedestrian as a between the tackles RB (just like Bush was).

This is how you win in the winter months and into the playoffs. This is what will prevent this team from being successful this year.

yeah NH, the look on Philbin's face and the fact that he's not talking into his headset for the 3 seconds they actually show him is really the biggest issue here……wow, what are you talking about?--if you watched the Fins/Steelers or the Steelers yesterday, did you see Tomlin's blank stare time and time again? Did you see Trestman's blank stare/no emotion/words last night, over and over? THAT is what you pick up on, as a major factor?

Hubris: excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.

The above is the best description of the Miami Dolphins game plan vs. the Bill yesterday. I don't know if that's on the HC, the OC, or whom, but it was worse than atrocious.

What else do you call running the EXACT. SAME. FIRST. PLAY. OF. THE. GAME as you did the last time you played (and pretty much every game you played this Season)? I mean, with the limited plays the offense had anyway, how can they just give a play away? That run play has NEVER worked for any positive yardage as the first play of the game, so why run it? It's not like it was setting anything up? Didn't set up a Tannehill keeper, didn't set-up any misdirection play, did nothing but make it 2nd and long (against a better defense than our offensive line).

Bills didn't need to watch any film, they saw the exact team (on both sides of the ball) that they saw the last time around. That's why it's arrogance, Miami didn't think it needed to do anything different against a team it already lost to in order to beat them this time. They thought they could give them the same look and still win. Good for them, I'm almost glad we lost. I doubt at this point it will matter, but it SHOULD expose that the Dolphins are NOT good enough to play conservative, uninspired, conventional football and win a game on any given Sunday. They need to be creative, mix it up, feed off energy, get extra chances, in order to win.

When Philbin said (as he always does in a loss) the better team won today, he's NEVER been so right. The Bills weren't just better than Miami yesterday, they were better than Miami ALL SEASON. If we played them 16 out of 16 weeks, we'd be LUCKY to win one of those games. From the coaches on down, they are a better team.

Miami doesn't deserve to be in the Playoffs, but they might just back into it. If we play the Jets like we did the Bills, we can forgot all that and lick our wounds in the offseason.

I am like most Dolfans and was extremely pissed yesterday thinking here we go again. However, we still have a decent shot at making the playoffs. Sometimes a team just has a horrible day and I think that was the case yesterday. Look at the Eagles. In Week 15 they get crushed by Minnesota and then turn around last night and absolutely destroy the Bears. That is what make the NFL so great, on almost any given Sunday either team could win (with a few exceptions). I think we just forget about yesterday and realize there will be days like that. If we can get in I feel we can play with anyone if we are on our A game. We beat Indy, Cincy, San Diego, New England and played with Carolina (and should have beaten) until the end. Every week is so different so let's just beat the hated Jets and root for Cincy and/or San Diego and see what happens. Keep the faith!

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back 2 normal
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The NFL & news media people like Armando Salguero & Jeff Garcia continue to sound like ridiculous Idiots ! They are ALWAYS making season (final team judgment calls) on games that are no where near as detrimental as they are making them out to be. All week long the media kept saying if Miami lost against Buffalo their season would be over. THESE PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PROFESSIONALS & YET THEY ARE RARELY RIGHT ! I told my 3 brothers & their friends at the last Thanksgiving party that Buffalo was the toughest game left on our schedule & they all laughed at me & called me crazy. They all told me it was impossible for Miami to win in Pittsburgh or beat New England, but that Buffalo was a joke. DO YOU ALL SEE MY POINT HERE ? The MEDIA & ALL THE IDIOTS BUYING INTO THE MEDIA'S OPINIONS ARE IDIOTS. Now Jeff Garcia is saying Miami is in trouble against the Jets, because of how they lost to Buffalo. Could he be ANY STUPIDER ? The Jets aren't any way near as dangerous as Buffalo was yesterday. The circumstances & conditions are completely different. Miami was ripe for a let down after 2 strait emotional draining games beating, Pittsburgh & New England on nail biters. Then there was the weather conditions. Southern Teams that don't fair well running the ball, rarely win in these weather conditions. It was 33% & Raining throughout the game with a swirling 13 mph. wind. So when you consider this weather, Buffalo's devastating pass rush (Top's in the NFL)& Miami's possible emotional let down, It was VERY VERY easy to spot this Buffalo game as a trap game for Miami.

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Danny, I'd agree with you, but there ARE some constants in the ever-changing NFL. One is, in December and the Playoffs (when inclement weather is likely) you need a run game to help your offense. We seem not to have a consistent run game to offer our young QB any help.

The good news is we don't play the Bills anymore. They are more of a match-up nightmare than the Pats, Indy, Bengals or anyone else we might see in a Wildcard game. But we should have made a better game of it yesterday. I agree a team can have a bad game, but not twice vs. the same team. Not a game that could have pretty much sealed a Playoff berth. Not a game vs. a backup QB with no pass game. That's not a game where it's even remotely acceptable for a team to implode.

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