This game was like deja vu, two weeks in a row. They played well, missed a field goal and lost in overtime. It was another heart breaking defeat, in which we definitely had our chances to win the game. The sad thing is, a play here or there in the last two games and this team would be sitting at 3-1, looking down on the rest of the AFC East.
Ryan Tannehill set the Dolphins franchise record for most passing yards by a rookie QB with 431 yards, Brian Hartline set the franchise record for most receiving yards in a game with 253, the defense set the franchise record with most sacks in a game with 8, and the craziest part is they lost the game. Its amazing that with three franchise records set in the game, they still ending up losing. Whats even more amazing is that I am honestly not upset, because once again they came out and showed me something, and most of all they are giving me hope for the future. Lets face it this team is not going anywhere this year, however, with a couple of lucky breaks and a decent draft this team could be vying for a playoff spot next year. Football gambling fans should be careful wagering on any team the Dolphins face this year, because regardless of their record, the Dolphins are going to be in every game right down to the wire.
The one thing the phins should be doing today is looking for a new kicker. Frankly, Dan Carpenter has been fading before this year’s debacle. Now with 3 missed kicks in two games, it is time to bring someone in to compete for the job. When kickers continue to miss field goals this messes with their heads, and sometimes they are not the same after. It is similar to when a thoroughbred horse brakes it’s hoof, and the trainers need to put it to sleep. It appears that Carpenter needs to be taken out back and but to sleep Old yeller style.