Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Based off the reactions on the internet following Sunday’s loss against the Buffalo Bills, one would think that the Dolphins were 0-8 and had nothing to play for during the rest of the 2014 season. The reality is though that the team is 1-1, which is just like more than half of the rest of the teams throughout the league. Luckily for those fans who think the season is over and doomed, the players don’t think the same way.
“You want to win every game. If you didn’t come out and win, that’s frustrating. But I mean if you look at the tape, it wasn’t like we just played horrible all game,” cornerback Brent Grimes said. “There were a couple of plays and they capitalized on them. Hats off to the Bills for that, but we just have to go out and improve on last week, learn from our mistakes and go out and play better football this week against a good football team, and try to get a win at home.”
Ryan Tannehill is in his third year and knows all about the highs and lows of an NFL season and again, fortunately for all of the doom and gloom fans out there, knows how to deal with it.
“They happen. They happen. When you look at the best guys in the game, they have bad games as well. You can’t string those together and have multiple games like that. You have to be able to handle it and handle the adversity and be able to bounce back and perform well the next week. Honestly, the first two weeks were both bad, so that’s not a good start, but I think it’s huge to be able to bounce back and perform well after it happens.”
As I mentioned, there are 14 games left and still a long way to go until the playoff scenarios start coming into shape. If the Dolphins win on Sunday, they have a great chance to go 3-1 heading into the bye week and that is a start that would be quite welcome for the 2014 season.