Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The Miami Dolphins have a 2-2 record and are currently tied for first place in the AFC East. Despite that, Joe Philbin isn’t ready to sit back and claim that everything is all good and that they have this thing in control and ready to go. Instead, they’re focusing on how to improve and how to become more consistent.
“We'll just kind of go to work. You know what happens a lot of times is in coaching you kind of have this little cocoon and you go to work and you watch the tape and you evaluate things and you're putting together a plan and you're a little bit isolated from things. We're 2‑2, a lot of football left to be played. A lot of improvement to be done. I told the team afterwards, that's a glimpse of some of the things we're able to accomplish when guys don't care about stats, guys don't care about who's getting the credit. Guys want to play as a team and you get a lot of guys pitching in and making a difference, and you can do some great things.”
If the Dolphins continue to play together like they did against the Oakland Raiders, they can easily become one of the top ten teams in the NFL. If they don’t, which we saw in weeks 2 and 3, it can make for an ugly season with a lot of pain and misery. It’s up to the coaches and players to decide which way they want to go and then they’ll have to execute to make it a reality.