So I think it's pretty safe to say that absolutely nobody expected to see what we all have witnessed from the Miami Dolphins the last two weeks. They have annihilated the Texans and Titans.
They came out physical. The came out motivated. They came out and executed in all phases of the game. Cameron wake has 6 sacks in the last 2 games. Some will say why do grown men need to be motivated? There are a lot of things we can compare that to but the fact of the matter is that motivation is important, grown man or not.
It is apparent as can be that Joe Philbin was holding back the offense. How is it that Ryan Tannehill breaks passing records and Lamar Miller has nearly 200 yards rushing in a half of football once Philbin is gone? Dan Campbell has publicly said that he will let his coordinators call whatever play they feel will succeed. That screams that Philbin dictated the play calls when he was here. After Tannehill hit Matthews for the first TD of the Texans game, Campbell went over to Bill Lazor and gave him a pat on the chest and congratulated him.
Do we even need to dive into the improvements on the defense since Coyle got fired? Just for fun, let's just say, 6 sacks for Cameron Wake, by himself and 2 pick 6's for Reshad Jones. Enough said.
All of this being said, I can say that I didn't expect this from Dan Campbell. I expected him to be replaced at the end of the year. I expected an improvement out of the Dolphins but nothing this drastic. I know what you are thinking, it's the Texans and the Titans right? The way Miami won was impressive, no matter which of the 32 teams was on the field. So what about Thursday in New England?
I watched most of the Jets/Patriots game on Sunday. I honestly was not impressed by New England. Miami needs to win the turnover margin and put New England in some 3rd and long situations but I believe Miami wins 20-17.