Written by Matthew Cannata at 9:30 PM EST | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
We’ve all seen teams come back from huge point differentials throughout the course of an NFL game. In fact, it’s even happened a few times this season and to hit the point further at home, we saw it years ago when the New York Jets came back to beat the Miami Dolphins in a game that is now called the Miracle at the Meadowlands.
That’s why Joe Philbin and his coaching staff isn’t looking to be passive when holding a big lead.
“It just seems like the production overall league wide is up. Nothing is safe. Even the last couple of weeks with us, it seems like we’ve had some comfortable positions, but sometimes those things can change relatively quickly. Onside kicks, I thought the kid the other day (Josh) Scobee, that was a heck of a kick that he had. I thought it was a great kick. It’s never over.”
With that said, Philbin did admit it depends on the flow of the game and how the opponent is holding up and how much of a threat they are to score.
“It depends game-to-game, who you’re playing, what the flow of the game is, and all of those things. You have to consider a lot of things. You might call it differently if it’s 35-24 than you would if it was 14-3. You know what I mean? You have to take into consideration a lot of factors.”
In all of the Dolphins wins this season, it has been by double digits. That’s evidence of the coaching staff not letting their foot off the pedal if they feel they don’t need to. Let’s hope they get to do that on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.