Saturday, November 03, 2007

Midseason report card

We're at the midway point again. And the Dolphins are a scintillating 0-8. So, what have I thought of the season's first half? What a stinker-ooo. Its almost as if its preseason still.

Miami starts off slowly every game and then suddenly decides they're ready to play in the third quarter. By then, its too late, and they make a mad rush for no reason. Maybe they should try playing half a game about 2 hours before each game??

Anyway, here's my take on the team at the half-way point...

Best game: at oh for 2007, there's not much to draw on. Maybe last week's game in London, because they played well enough to win against a winning team?

Worst game: Bellicheat's Patriots embarassed Miami in pretty much every way and Miami did nothing to stop them.

Top rookie: I'm gonna go with Samson Satele. He came right in, won the starting center position, and has played very, very well. I like what I see in him.

Top offensive player: Ronnie Brown did great for 7 games, so I'm going to give it to him here at the mid point.

Top defensive player: Channing Crowder is the only guy who has played at a consistent level this season, though he did miss a game due to injury. So, by default, we give it to him.

Mid-season MVP: Jay Feeley has two miscues this sesaon - a missed field goal (his only one) early against the Giants, and a kick out of bounds in a rain slick in the same game. Otherwise, he's been Miami's chief scoring threat, and has played well. He deserves the MVP.

Biggest disappointment: Well, you've got Joey Porter, of course. But, I'm also giving some consideration to the decision to keep Lorenzo Booker off the field. Everyone says he's outstanding in practice, but he's only been active once. What's up with that?

Funniest moment: Without a doubt, the announcement that we've draft Ted Ginn (jr's) entire family. Gotta love it.

Mid-season wanker: Dom Capers, because he can't seem to get his defense working. Read more in the wanker section.

How my prediction is faring: I said they'd win 6. That would mean they'll have to go 6-2 the rest of the way, which seems improbable, and unlikely.

Ah well, at least there's humor in the season.

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