Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The Miami Dolphins are 2-2 heading into the bye week and are tied for first place in the AFC East. When the schedule first came out, some expected the Dolphins to be at 3-1 at this point but a lot of people had them at 2-2, with projected losses to the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. Of course, there are games that are flipped but nonetheless, their record is at 2-2. With that in mind, Joe Philbin knows they have a lot of work to do.
“I think there’s been some good things on film and some things that haven’t been so good. There are a lot of areas that we need to address and improve upon. We talked to the team today. We want to take advantage of this short week, get a little bit of work done, get a jump on our next opponent. We want them to get away, come back on I think it’s October 6th fresh and ready to roll. There is a lot of football left to be played, and all the things we want to do are out there. It’s all going to be determined by how well we perform on the field. It’s a good spot to be in.”
When asked what the team needed to specifically improve on, Philbin said that consistency would be the number one thing but after that, it’s hard to quantify and narrow it down.
“I think I said I would like to see a more consistent football team. It’s hard to quantify. Does that mean, ‘Well, yeah, I love our third down to be better, in the red zone.’ We are around 20th in the league in both things. I would love us to be better in the red zone. At the end of the day, if you are a consistent football team, a lot of those things take care of themselves. I would like to see us play more consistently as a football team.”
The Dolphins practiced today and will now have four days off before returning back on Monday ready to prepare for the Green Bay Packers.