Fish rot from the head.
This game showed every reason not only why Jeff Ireland should be on his way out but also why Joe Philbin and his coaching staff should follow him out the door.
Along with a poor offensive line (which I must again mention was already poor), you have a team that's undisciplined (which is how "bullying" scandals happen by the way, no matter who's side you may be on), seems low on football IQ and has failed to develop (but continues to find new ways to regress).
Since October 20, I've been in favor of this team cleaning house. That came off an embarrassing loss to the Buffalo Bills at home.
While I gave props to the coaches for the way their team played against Cincinnati, I also said they had to be like that in every game.
It only took one game, against the worst team in the NFL, for them to regress once again.
Sure, blame the distractions, blame the media for "picking on the Dolphins," blame the NFL for being "out to get" them, blame Jonathan Martin or Richie Incognito for his end of the scandal.
In the end, this goes back to Jeff Ireland (who bought the groceries) and Joe Philbin (who can't cook them). The only responsibility that Martin and Incognito have for this mess is their poor play while on the team, not the scandal.
The NFL isn't out to get the Dolphins, and the media doesn't want to destroy them either.
Even if they wanted to, they wouldn't have to do a thing. The Dolphins are doing a great job of destroying the Dolphins all by themselves.
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