Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
By now, the word “panic” should replace the shield in the locker room. It’s been one of the words that has been used the most since the end of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. We had Ryan Tannehill, Cameron Wake, Cortland Finnegan, Brian Hartline and a few others talk about how they can’t panic yet because the season is still young. This carried over into Monday’s press conference with Bill Lazor and he had the same message as the players – don’t panic because there’s no reason to.
“I’m absolutely not afraid. There is no panic. I feel like I’m fielding questions based on panic, but hopefully you feel from me that there is no panic. When we’ve coached young quarterbacks in the past, we’ve done studies on a whole bunch of quarterbacks in the NFL and what their numbers were their first year and their second year and their third year, so I’ve seen those who’ve gotten it real quick and I’ve also seen some that have gotten it slower, seen them statistically. I can’t tell you all of the reasons why because I wasn’t with all of them. I’ve also been through some seasons where we started 1-2 and haven’t been real happy with what our production was and have been able to make it into something that we were pretty proud of and that’s what I expect us to do.”
Yes, the Miami Dolphins are 1-2 and are heading to take on an Oakland Raiders team with many questions. However, it seems like they are a distant 1-2 with two back-to-back blowout losses to teams they probably should have beaten or at minimum, played them pretty evenly. If the Dolphins lose against the Raiders, panic will continue to be the key word around the Dolphins’ headquarters.