Dolphins Pointing Fingers After 0-3 Start
Dolphins Are Pointing Fingers After 0-3 Start
The Miami Dolphins have now dropped three consecutive games to start the season, all to fairly decent teams who could be playoff conteders. They managed to hang around with the New England Patriots in week 1 until Brady ripped them for over 500 yards through the air. They played a tough Houston Texans team that has proven that they are on the verge of becoming a legitimate contender. They struggled offensively in week 3 against a very good Cleveland Browns defense and couldn't stop Colt McCoy on the final drive that ultimately won the game for the Browns.
This has resulted in some finger pointing around the organization, mainly at head coach Tony Sparano. Davone Bess expressed that the team has a communication issue. He said whether it's the receivers not getting open, not running the correct route, or the quarterback not releasing the ball quickly enough, they are not prepared in practice enough for game situations.
The players think that most of these issues could be fixed in the meeting room. They don't feel they're that far off from being a good team, but competition is stiff and they need to start wining now, or it's going to be a long season.
Reggie Bush also said lack of preparation is key to the Dolphins not converting on the field.
Most of the 53 man roster agree with these remarks, so what does that mean for the Dolphins? Remember, Sparano was brought here from Dallas with Bill Parcells. The Tuna is no longer in Miami, so how long can Sparano hold his job in South Florida? Only time will tell, but it looks like they are the obvious door mat in the division, which could result in six losses right there. Some early favorites to take the position right now are Bill Cowher, Jeff Gruden, and Jeff Fisher. We'll see how things unfold and which one of these head coaches are interested in taking over a team that has talent, but lacks discipline.