The bad news? I don't think being a good team will be enough to make it in the playoffs this year. What makes this loss sting so much more is the fact that Buffalo, Cincinnati , and Pittsburgh all lost today. This was a golden opportunity to separate ourselves from the pack a little bit and it didn't happen.
Truth is I am pretty happy with the way Miami played today. I never expected them to win, but they did play better than I expected. Miami seems to have a bad habit of struggling against teams that have really good front 7's. With that being said, I don't expect them to beat Buffalo on Thursday either, especially with Brandon Albert out for the year and Cortland Finnegan most likely not suiting up.
This team is so close to being great that I think all of us can taste it, but they are not there yet. I will say that Tannehill has been playing a lot better as of late but he can do better I think. They are missing a few things. The deep ball game does not exist. The killer instinct does not exist. Depth at a few positions can be improved. In my opinion, we could use an upgrade at RB and it wouldn't hurt to have a big physical receiver who can win the jump ball, maybe then the timing won't have to be perfect with Wallace to connect on a few deep balls.
This team is close, really close. It is gonna take a few upsets to make the playoffs this year, like sweeping the Jets, beating the Ravens, and another win in Foxborough won't hurt either. I personally don't think Miami will make the playoffs this year, but if they do it's going to take near perfection...