Anyway, fun! Lolphins got wrecked in the first half against New England but then wrecked the Patriots even harder in the second half. Brady was rushed on nearly every passing play. Miami was mostly flawless in the second half, save for some dropped passes from Wallace.
That Madden GIF thing is fun. Also fun is the new featured running back, Knowshon Moreno. I was critical of the signing in the offseason, but he was nothing short of amazing in the opener. His late 4th quarter touchdown was magic. May he continue to run over defenses like his tears after an emotional national anthem-listening session.
I will probably reference his tear ducts a few more times in the future, btw. Reference point: http://youtu.be/PW8IipJsR6c
I just got done watching the Lolphins. Miami has not played well in Buffalo for ages. The offensive line is same old terribleness and I now cannot blame Jeff Ireland and that kills me. Tannehill has not improved on the deep ball, which may be his undoing.
The only good thing I can really take away from that game is Brent Grimes. I love watching him play, and I am pretty sure this was his best game as a Lolphin. Buffalo had two passes that seemed like certain completions, but Grimes knew how to bother the receiver enough in both cases and managed to break up each pass. Fun stuff there.
The Hurricanes beat a bad team. I didn't get to watch that game but it is good to hear our QB Brad Kaaya finally having a good game. Not an inspiring performance from the defense, but hey, no way they can be worse than last season, I think.
Haven't posted anything about the Marlolins in a while. Giancarlo Stanton took a fastball to face on Thursday which likely ended his season. I feel terribly for him because not only does it happen near the end of a fantastic MVP caliber season, but this is also a contract year for him, and he is set to make a lot of money in the future. Either way, I don't expect him to return to Miami. He has expressed his disdain toward the ownership and management of the franchise. Ah well. It was a hell of a season from him. I won't forget it.
I hope we can actually make the play-offs.
Miami was close last season, and the team is a bit better than last season. I feel like Miami improved their running backs and receivers over the offseason. Now that Knowshon Moreno is out with injury (which I nearly forgot to mention somehow), the offensive burden is pretty much nearly all on Tannehill again. Not ideal, but we're likely at the make or break year with him, as well as coach Philbin. They need the playoffs, and that will at least make this season interesting.