By: Jeff Fox
Another failed Miami Dolphins experiment. Another failure in a long line of head coaches and hopeful replacements for number thirteen. Yes, folks, it has been that long. Another Miami Dolphin season that started with so much promise after the Dolphins were high fiving their way to 3-0 after a beatdown of the hapless Oakland Raiders. Dolphin fans were optimistic, could this be the year? In short term, the answer is …no. Sunday’s devastating 27-24 Dolphin loss to the Indianapolis Colts was another painful reminder that those glory days of Dan Marino and the Marks Brothers was so long ago that grandparents now tell their grandkids how great the Dolphins once were. Honest kids, they really were great a long time ago.
I just don’t get it. Let’s start with the quarterback Ryan Tannehill a favorite whipping boy of the fanbase but he appeared to be the team’s best solution at quarterback so they paid him like it. We have been waiting years and years actually seven of them for Ryan to prove the naysayers wrong. Sunday was a perfect situation to find out just how far the Fins signal caller had come and Adam Gase takes the ball out of his hands by running on two 3rd and 10s in the fourth quarter of the most important game of the season. Yet this organization continues to tell it’s fanbase they are committed to this quarterback. Really? This was so frustrating to watch. Everyone knew what was going to happen. We have seen this movie before, too many times in fact.
If ever there was a time for Adam Gase to prove his belief in his “franchise” quarterback Sunday against the Colts was it and the entire nation witnessed the Dolphins head coach running scared as the game slipped away from the Fins. You could say, they let it go.
Stephen A. Smith tweeted this: Just watched the
@MiamiDolphins lose to the @Colts. Yes, there was Luck with an another3-TD game, but here’s the big question: what in the hell was Gase thinking by taking the ball out of @ryantannehill1’s hands on the last drive? What the hell are you paying him for, then?
The question seems obvious enough. The entire Dolphin nation was asking the same thing. Why? This was cruel. Frankly, I am sick and tired of seeing this great fanbase get crapped on by this team. They deserve better.
The time has come folks. Stop torturing your fans. Blow this thing up and start over. Even if you have to stink for a while like the Cleveland Browns but stop giving your fans false hope. Speaking of which don’t look now but after being the lovable losers of the NFL in recent years, here come the Browns. Maybe the Dolphins need to take notes. Enough of this buffoonery.
After Sunday’s disastrous performance a good place to start is by giving Adam Gase a one-way ticket out of town.