At first, I was thinking here we go again - Another self-made reason for this team to give itself as an excuse to fail.
However, after further reflection, this whole mess with Martin/Incognito is just the kind of thing that brings players together. I felt at the beginning of the season, we were a "TEAM." I sense now that we are getting back to that. I believe the coaching staff will get the team ready for tonight, but most importantly, the veterans will step it up and provide the leadership that had been lacking during our 4 game slide. We will play well tonight.
And, make no mistake about it. This will be a slug-fest. Tampa Bay wants to get out of the out-house and into the win column in a bad way. This is like a playoff game to them. We will have to be ready for their best.
Luckily, I think this little melodrama was just the kick in the pants this team needed. I sincerely believe that we will play very well for the rest of the season. I believe we will make the playoffs. And, that starts tonight in prime time after a most interesting 11 days. We are rested. We are galvanized in the locker room. We are ready to take this to the next level. I predict a convincing win as the game unfolds. We may get our nose bloodied some tonight, but we will come out victorious.
Miami 31- Tampa Bay 19