Well, Miami is 5-5 and currently holds the 7th spot in the AFC playoffs. Given the way they've played this year, 5-5 is exactly right. Miami's about as close to being 6-2 as they are to 2-6. The next 3 games are absolutely critical if Miami is to hold onto some playoff hope. I mean, at this point, every game is critical for Miami's playoff hope. I'll spare any personal narrative for this thread and just get straight into it. This week, we're back to "Good", "Bad", and "Bizarre". Good: - Usually I start off with something on offense and work my way into the defense, but this is something I think is very good. How's this for a quick stat? For the first time since week one of this year, Miami held it's opponent under 20 points. Let that sink in for a while. - Ryan Tannehill is pretty good. He's been basically the entire offense for the better part of this season. Yes, he made a bonehead play by going out of bounds in the 4th quarter. I think he'll learn. You could see him mouthing "Sh!t" on the sidelines immediately after; he knew he screwed the pooch there. There's still 2-3 plays a game that make me scratch my head, but this kid is pretty damn good. For the terrible receivers he dealt with in 2012 to the terrible offensive line and coaching he's dealt with and is still dealing with this year, this kid has gone out and won games. And he's getting better. - Daniel Thomas has a pulse. One of his better efforts. Ever. - Rishard Matthews might be my favorite receiver on the team. I think he and Brandon Gibson, provided he fully recovers, have brighter futures on this team moving forward than Mike Wallace or Brian Hartline. - Charles Clay had a pretty nice game today. - I'm not really sure what to make of the O-line. It wasn't pretty, not that O-line play typically is, but they did fairly well today. Part of that is due to San Diego having absolutely no capable pass-rushers whatsoever, but for a makeshift unit, that was respectable. That said, I'm still scared about Carolina's defense. - Randy Starks needs to be re-signed. I don't care what scheme Miami plays, who the coaches are, who the general manager is, this man is the best DT Miami has, and he's the best by a pretty wide margin. - Jared Odrick had some nice moments. - Dion Jordan might have more impact that hasn't shown up in the stat sheet than any defensive rookie I can recall. He's going to be good. - Chris Clemons had his standard performance. - Brent Grimes had his best game as a Dolphin today. - Caleb Sturgis was shaky, but shaky worked today. Bad: - Ryan Tannehill running out of bounds in the 4th quarter deserves mention here. It was THAT bad. - Lamar Miller didn't have a very good game today running the ball. He should study some tape of Clinton Portis and Jamaal Charles this offseason. If he can mix those two together, that'd be what I'm looking for out of him. - Brian Hartline deserves mention here. He had some good moments. He had some really poor moments. - Bryant McKinnie probably had his roughest day today. I'm not sure if that's got something to do with playing next to Sam Brenner, but I've got him for two of the three sacks (Tannehill running out of bounds was 4). One was a missed assignment, one was him getting beat 1-on-1. - Olivier Vernon had a big sack late on the last drive. D.J. Fluker pretty much beat the crap out of him up until that point. - It's a double-edge sword here. For only the second time in 10 games, Miami's defense held someone under 20 points. Kevin Coyle's scheme is horrid. You all know I think that and I've said it every week since the Atlanta game. It is what it is at this point I guess. Here's to hoping he's long gone next year. I mean seriously, how do you not try and incorporate Dion Jordan more? If anything, he better receive more snaps based on OV's lacking performance today. I will say, Dion Jordan did see a few reps at OLB today. To quote Jerrell Root, "It gives me a chubby." - Nolan Carroll was pretty bad today. I mean seriously, give that guy two hooks instead of hands. Maybe he can stab the ball out of midair. - Reshad Jones. Woof. I'm not sure what else to say. He's not been used the same way as last year...but that doesn't excuse his play. Bizarre: - Isn't it bizarre if you hold someone under 20 points, you most likely win in the NFL? - It's very bizarre how Miami used Sam Brenner and Danny Watkins today. Jim Turner is a bizarre individual and I'm a little frightened at what kind of grotesque reports we'll hear about after he's interviewed by Ted Wells. - It's bizarre the more Dion Jordan gets on the field, the less time opposing quarterbacks have to throw. Imagine if he were lined up opposite Cameron Wake on a regular basis. - It's bizarre that Miami actually came out well today. - I found it bizarre that that many people were in attendance today. - Tweet from Jeff Darlington during pregame warmups: "Dark Poetry, Jeff Ireland walks by Darius "Dolphins Make Me Cry" Rucker on field while #Fireland Banner flies overhead." Dolphins football baby.