The Miami Dolphins’ urinator has returned on the heels of Miami’s 21-point victory in New York while Matt Moore produced a career performance that included four touchdown passes on a mere 18 attempts.
‘They’ve got a good record and they’ve done more winning than I thought they were gonna do and they’ve done it against a lot of bad football teams,” Dan Le Batard said during the local hour of his radio show on Monday. “They don’t beat good ones and those are the only kind that are in the playoffs, other than Houston.”
Le Batard went on to say he doesn’t see them beating a team like Kansas City or Pittsburgh without Ryan Tannehill, who is out indefinitely with a knee injury and appears unlikely to return before next season.
“I don’t want to be the guy who poops on victories but yes they beat the Jets and they beat the Jets impressively but when you look at that stat sheet they didn’t exactly outplay the Jets,” he said. “First downs, time of possession — I know you don’t want to hear this. Total yards. The Jets turned the ball over because they have that crud quarterback.”
Suh & Wake just killed Bryce Petty pic.twitter.com/G60Pel44Hn
— Eric (@EricElizondo8) December 18, 2016
He went on to say, “you cant win at New England with your backup quarterback” which is likely factual.
But beating an NFL team, no matter how putrid, on the road by 21 points with playoff aspirations on the line should not be shat on, certainly not with how this team has fizzled in past Decembers in similar situations.
Look, the Miami Dolphins may not exactly be a feared team if and when they make the postseason. They have a plus-1 point differential (10th in the AFC) and are playing without two of their best players in Tannehill and Reshad Jones.
However, they have a downright lethal combination on the defensive line in Cam Wake and Ndamukong Suh and what’s quickly becoming a really nice offering of offensive playmakers. In the NFL all it takes are a few random bounces to affect the outcome.
It may be unlikely the Dolphins beat a great team on the road in a playoff game but there’s no need to piss on the hope of a fan base that hasn’t sniffed the postseason since 2008. The Dolphins are freaking 9-5 and have won eight of nine!
Enjoy the ride and stop rationalizing why this team should fail.
The urinator’s past work: