Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Raiders Sunk by Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins shined in their game against the Oakland Raiders beating them 33-21. This win represents our best offensive effort since our first regular season game with the Denver Broncos. Vonnie Holiday sacked Oakland’s quarterback Kerry Collins three times and Ricky Williams went 34 yards for a touchdown in the final four minutes of the game. Great plays like these were a common occurrence in this game and it almost felt like we were a better team than our record reflects. Everyone knows that is true, however we have to work our defense before anything really big can happen for us.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Injuries Plague Losing Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins had their seventh loss against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and the season is looking lost for good. We have won the last six games against the Browns so it is no surprise they came into this game ready to make big plays. With Zach Thomas out with a shoulder injury our defense was weakened. We were kept to 67 yards passing because Frerotte was playing injured and Sage Rosenfels started the game but was benched after throwing 2 interceptions and only completing half of his passes. I hate to dwell on the negative but we just don’t have a cohesive structure on offense and we aren’t playing well as a team. It is time to focus on Oakland though and with their record we have a good chance of pulling off a win if we have more healthy players to work with by next week.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Patriots Win over Dolphins

Sunday night’s game against the New England Patriots carried with it a heavy price. Gus Frerotte injured his right index finger and is listed as questionable for our game against the Cleveland Browns. We had a chance in the last quarter to score again but Frerotte’s fourth-down pass went incomplete and became a crucial turnover. The Patriots defense was impenetrable, fast and just too effective against the run and the pass. Tom Brady was the star that night completing two touchdown passes to Benjamin Watson and throwing for just under 300 yards. Hopefully we can do something about this 3-6 record.