The Miami Dolphins fans did not hesitate to share their opinions on social media following the team's season opener.
Despite the win, the Twittersphere was rich with realists pointing out statistical flaws, like the 20 yards of total rushing offense, and haters pointing out the past failures, like having 10 opening day starting quarterbacks since Dan Marino retired in 1999.
I've been watching THIS Dolphin game for a decade. I stopped watching today when Dolphins first offensive play of season was a QB sneak.— Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) September 8, 2013
Not huge news...that is unless you know some history. You see, Dee left the Dolphins to become CEO of the San Diego Padres, and Garfinkel left the Padres to become CEO of the Dolphins.
Twitter user @JFox320 put it in perspective for all Dolphins fans.
Replacing our CEO with the CEO our CEO replaced is so dolphins— Josh Fox (@JFox320) September 9, 2013
In on-the-field news, the Dolphins' biggest offseason acquisition, wide receiver Mike Wallace, was visibly unhappy about his number of touches in the season opener, putting a definite damper on the victory. Parody account @EvilMikeTomlin found some humor in Wallace's attitude so soon in the season.
Mike Wallace is complaining already...have fun Miami— Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) September 9, 2013
That likely wasn't the most upsetting news from the first game of the season for head coach Joe Philbin. One of his defensive stoppers, defensive tackle Randy Starks, decided to shoot the sidelines a middle finger after a sack, apparently in response to some contract disagreements.
In retrospect, Starks probably should have shot the bird to the luxury boxes and not at the sidelines, as I don't think his coaching staff or teammates are the proper target for such attacks.
It wasn't all high-profile temper tantrums and contract disputes, however. Most of the Dolphins were in high spirits after the game, even holding their own interviews and having some fun with reporters in the locker room.
I am also unsure whether he was being serious when he made the following stat prediction, but regardless, I got a laugh out of this tweet from Miami Dolphins TV and radio host @finsjesse.
Dolphins defense now on pace to pick off 128 passes this season. NFL record is 49. #FunWithStatsAfterOneQuarter— Jesse Agler (@finsjesse) September 8, 2013