Turnovers, penalties, missed field goals, lots of punts, a regular Phins/Jets game. We had plenty of chances to win the game, but it was just not meant to be. Watching the game just seemed like watching a train crash in slow motion. It was not that the Dolphins played that bad, it was just that you could tell, eventually the Jets were going to take the lead at the end of the game. Then when RT admirably drove the team down the field, we had our chance to score a touchdown, but instead they settled for a game tying field goal. Then when we have a chance to win in overtime, Carpenter shanked it wide left Again. Then the rest is history.
It was a real shame that Reggie Bush got injured before the half, especially since the Dolphins should have just taken a knee. There was 34 seconds left, and they were already babying RT with the extremely conservative play calling, so it would have been logical to just take a knee and enter half with a 10-3 lead, but instead they call a useless run up the middle play, and Bush hurts his knee. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, so he should be able to play soon, but unfortunately this cost him the rest of a game in which he could have made a real difference in.
Football gambling fans around the country saw that pick 6 at the beginning of the second half coming a mile away. The real problem was that after the interception RT basically had the ball taken from his hands until the last drive of the game. I understand he is a rookie QB, but take the training wheels off the guy, and let him come back out there and throw it around a little. When his number was called to make plays on the last drive in the 4th quarter and in OT, he did well, and proved he could shake off the errant pass earlier in the game. Tannehill appears to have the “IT” factor, I feel like the coaching staff does not have to call their plays so conservatively, because RT has the ability to bounce back from mistakes and play well.
The biggest turning point in the game was of course a Tebow play; it makes me sick. As soon as he came out on the punt from the Jets own 25 yard line, I don’t know what the rest of the Phins news fans were thinking, but I knew they were going to fake it and he was getting the ball. I hate to admit it but, I have to give Rex credit for having the balls to fake it on his own 25, it was a huge momentum swinger.
Anyway it appears that we are what we are, which is a young team that is going to play their asses off, but at the same time, unfortunately this season is going to have its fair share of heart ache.