The national media is still lingering on the historical shootout that transpired between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots on Monday night. Each redundant highlight is a painful blow to Dolphins fans, whose high aspirations for this defense were annihilated by Tom Brady's 517 passing yards.
But there is good news, Miami.
That game is in the past.
Week 1 is in the books, and the Dolphins, like 16 other NFL teams, are 0-1. The 'Fins still have 15 games remaining on their 2011 slate to turn the tide and compete for a playoff spot. However, that will not happen if these six veterans do not elevate their respective games in the coming weeks of the season.