Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
One of the knocks on the city of Miami is that they have a lot of fair weather fans who don’t always come out to the stadium to support their teams. This isn’t just in football – it’s in basketball, baseball, hockey and more down in South Florida. The one exception is soccer. However, Joe Philbin said that the fans can make a huge difference during the game if they got up and got loud.
“I think it happens a lot, especially the second half the other day when we were home (against the Patriots) without a doubt. It can make a difference. And I’m sure there are other (games), but that definitely comes to mind.”
Philbin talked about the crowd noise in Buffalo and noted that they had a great crowd. However, he also praised his team’s ability to handle the crowd noise and adapt.
“Not tooting our horn, we had only three penalties up there, so I thought our guys did a pretty good job handling the crowd noise. But absolutely, if the crowd is quiet, you don’t have to use a silent count then you don’t have to use it. Absolutely, a crowd can impact a football game. I didn’t think it had a real impact on the outcome of the game, but they had a good crowd. It was loud.”
The Dolphins have announced that over 70,000 tickets have been sold for Sunday’s game. Let’s hope the vast majority are Dolphins fans and let’s hope that everyone in attendance can help guide the Dolphins to their second win of the season.