After a slew of dreadful losses, a depressing game against New England this past week, and the firing of Tony Sparano, what better way to end this horrid season than handing the final blow to the arch-nemesis New York Jets. The Jets require a win against Miami and a few losses by other teams to reach the playoffs, after what seems like a blown top pick on QB Mark Sanchez and repeated bold comments by obnoxious Coach Rex Ryan, the Jets Super Bowl window seems all but shut unless they can get young again with RB LaDanian Tomlinson and find their way at quarterback.
What better way to kick off a new year, a new draft, a new hope, than to surround Fireman Ed with hellfire, pass a tsunami on Revis Island, run the ball through the teeth of the defense, and knock Mark Sanchez into next week?
The Jets are as obnoxious as anyone, with their trash talk mirroring their fans and New York as a whole. I would know, 90 percent of my family root for “Gang Green” and it’s hard not to hear them all the way in Florida.
After an awful season that began on day one and culminated with a loss to Broncos QB Tim Tebow, adding to his fan-generated cult of personality, the ‘Fins have a chance to make things right, and have the players and coaching to do so. While the team was adamant in their support of Coach Sparano, interim head coach Todd Bowles has the ‘Fins fired up and rearing to spoil the Jets party.
Bowles may not be the lock to stay as the head coach, but he has the ‘Fins playing their best football late even in the midst of a sad loss at Foxboro. With the Jets reeling after discovering they are now no longer the top team in New York, the hour is nigh for the ‘Fins to let the Jets know who’s boss and beat them down to end their season on a three game slide.
All reports indicate that Dolphins LB Jason Taylor plans to retire. What better way to be remembered than by making an impact in his final game against a rival he spent most of his career at war with? The Dolphins defense looks their best, even though they gave up the lead against New England, several of those scores were due to short fields on Matt Moore turnovers.
If the defense can overwhelm the Jets solid offensive line with the same creative packages that DC Mike Nolan crafted in Foxboro, QB Sanchez can be reduced to ashes, with an ineffective rushing attack led by RB Shonn Greene and the aging Tomlinson.
If the ‘Fins offense – namely the skill trio of QB Matt Moore, RB Reggie Bush and WR Brandon Marshall, play with any of the fervor they showed in the first half at Foxboro, the Jets could be in for a cruel summer.