After watching that nail biter between my beloved Phins and the terrifying Patriots all I can say is...wow!
It would appear the Dolphins have finally fueled up the pass game and taken flight. While for much of the game I had to wonder why the Dolphins abandoned the run so much, I was very impressed with the receivers and with Chad Henne.
Brian Hartline is running fade routes to perfection, Davone Bess looks like a young Wes Welker, Greg Camarillo is finally getting open and Ted Ginn is finding his hands. Henne for the most part was getting the ball on target and finding several different receivers.
This is what will make Henne great in the future, his ability to complete passes to different receivers instead of relying on one go to guy. While Davone Bess is clearly the best receiver on the team it's not only him that Henne throws to, Hartline has been getting his fair share of catches, Camarillo has some of the best hands I've seen when he gets open, and Ginn is making catches when he needs to.
Henne did make a few mistakes during this game, I don't think he's perfect...yet. His one interception was ugly and he missed a few wide open receivers, this isn't an indicator of his potential though, it's simply a case of a young QB getting a little anxious.
Henne adds so much to this offense. Now the pass game has been seen, we just have to hope it stays consistent. If the run works like it has all year and the pass game gets going, the Dolphin's offense will be an unstoppable force.
With Ronnie Brown healthy next year, the Dolphins may be striking fear into opposing defenses.
I'm not taking anything away from the defense who was rock solid after going down 14-0 in the first quarter, I'm just so impressed and shocked by this pass attack that the Dolphins put together that it kind of overshadows the defense.
The defense, too, was awesome. They gave up twenty-one points but when it came down to the key moments in the game they wouldn't break.
This Dolphins team looked great and from here on out I think it's just a matter of consistency. They have the ability to win their remaining games, 10-6 could be the final outcome of the regular season and I still can see the Dolphins in the play-offs.
Dolphans, keep believing and remember this famous baseball Yogism "It's not over, 'til it's over."