The Miami Dolphins should be fired up and excited that they are playing this Thursday night. The last game was like a short but horrible relationship, and the best way to get over it is to get back on the field. This short week is probably a blessing in disguise because it forces the team to quickly forget about the last game and prepare for a prime time game.
This whole team including the coaches staff should be excited to get the chance to play in a night game and to be able fix the mistakes they made in the last game. As bad as last game was, I feel very confident that the coaches and players will be able to rebound nicely, and play like the team we saw beat up on the New York Jets. The two things that definitely need to be addressed is the porous secondary and the flat footed running game. I think both areas are not as badly as it appears on the surface, but still need improvement. The running game is non existent, however it appears that we are a pass first team, so it makes it a little more difficult to run when it is not the focal point of our offense.
In regards to our secondary, even though they are getting lit up like a christmas tree every game, this is a bit deceiving because our rush defense has been so stout during much of the season. If teams can’t run on you, then they often shelf the running attack, and just focus on passing the ball. Obviously we need to get better in both of these aspects of the game so we can be a more balanced team, because those are the teams that are successful. Thursday can not come soon enough for football gambling fans and I believe the Phins will be much more prepared in this game then the previous game.