Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Every coach in any sport will always say they want to get out to a fast start. What they say and what happens though are usually two different things. Such has been the case with the Dolphins as they have started off slow the past two games before deciding to wake up in the second half. Joe Philbin can’t quite put his finger on it and figure out what’s going on though.
“We talked about it going into the [Buffalo] game. We knew that we wanted to get off to a fast start as a football team. We certainly didn’t do that and so we’re going to take a look at everything. We have to do better in the first half. It’s not a good formula to be down. We overcame a 10-point deficit the first week. We had a 9-point deficit this week. It’s just not a good way to live. We have to do better. If I had the magic answer, I would have pulled it out of my hat five minutes into the game. Football doesn’t work that way sometimes.”
Against the New England Patriots in week one, the Dolphins scored 10 points in the first half before exploding for 19 in the second half. Against the Buffalo Bills, the team was shut out before scoring 10 in the second half. They will need to continue to do better if they want to have long-term success for the rest of the season.