To be fully honest, I don't want to write any of this. But since we already have a few "sky is falling, fire everyone" posts, it felt like I had to. The Dolphins lost 35-0 in a game that felt completely one-sided...until you actually look at why we lost. For instance, it was 14-0 at halftime and our receivers had already dropped 3 TD passes on three different drives. The QBs had taken God knows how many hits. And the defense? Well, they gave up two stupid plays...one run and one pass. The worst part for me is that you can't blame one person- Parker, Grant, Waddle, Wilson and so on messed up on massive downs, returns, etc. If just those four names did their job, we're looking at a 28-21 ballgame going into the 4th quarter. Just by catching the football when there were catchable passes and kicks. The refs also made it a long afternoon with inconsistent calls- we rough the passer by pushing Allen's chest, yet we get no call when Brissett gets hit in the head multiple times. Waddle had possession of that kick return and the ground caused the fumble...even though the ground can't cause a fumble...but that is what it is. The refs heavily favored the Bills and we couldn't beat either of them today. The offensive line- I don't even know where to start. Tua gets sacked twice on the first three plays by an edge rusher that comes in untouched. For this alone, yes, someone should get fired. The line is woefully out of shape- maybe it's COVID recoveries, maybe it's conditioning or technique, but they got beat up on all day. The holding was also out of control; I just don't know what to say here other than they were outclassed in every possible way. Honestly, it's hard to judge this game because absolutely everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Our stud receiving corps played horrible. Our franchise QB is hurt (though not seriously). The line is regressing. It's a long list of horrible outcomes. However, there is one bright spot- the defense played well. I know it didn't seem like it in a 35-0 slaughter, but the offense shares a large part of that burden for not putting points on the board when there was massive opportunity. You can't overcome dropped TD and 1st down passes...there's just no way forward. I would have that whole room on the jugs machine all week and make them run a mile as a group for every drop. I mean literally, run their asses until they're puking, then start all over again. Back to the defense, we hung with Buffalo for the majority of the game and did enough to win- I'm not sweating that. Howard and Jones both dropped INT's and the D as a whole were swarming most of the afternoon. So I'm not worried there- they did their job, despite the 35 points. The only thing I want to see next week vs the Raiders is a bounce-back. The Bills just did it and if we're going to be competitive this season, we need to do it as well. It was such a strange game- I don't think I've ever seen a team in the red zone so many times end up with zero points. Just bizarre! But the sky isn't falling folks, it was just a really bad week where the offense was their own worst enemy.