Before I answer that question, I want to talk about some things that I saw on Sunday, and some thoughts, after just watching the game again on the NFL Network's NFL Replay.
- Andre Goodman has turned into a shut down corner. A couple of seasons ago, Andre Goodman was actually the 6th best cornerback in the NFL, in terms of passes caught by the receiver, per passes thrown his way. Last year Goodman got hurt, and never got back into the form he was in, back in 2006. He started off this season much the same, having us calling for his head just 2 weeks into the season, and saying that he doesn't deserve a job in the NFL. Over the course of the season though, Goodman has played the best football of his career, and has gotten better every single week. He had six passes defended against KC, and an interception, having another one that he just could not hold on to as he hit the hard, frozen turf. Hopefully he'll continue his good play, and shut down Cotchery this Sunday in the Meadow Lands.
- A great new wrinkle. It almost seems as though Miami is saving some Wild Cat wrinkles for this final week. They, and probably were at a point where they had to, unveil a new wrinkle on Sunday, with a reverse to Patrick Cobbs. Let's see if we do the same on Sunday, with Ginn this time.
- Cobbs is a great return man! Well, looks like Ginn has lost all his return duties; punts, and now kick-offs. Cobbs had quite a few terrific KO returns on Sunday. However, I will say that on the opening return, Ginn's speed would have gotten 6 on that play.
- Ndukwe has settled at RG. He played very very well against the Chiefs. The holes that Ricky and Ronnie ran through were mostly created by the second year pro.
- We have a resilient football team.
As far as the title of this blog goes, I'm going to copy and paste something that I posted on the forums yesterday, responding to something very similar to this.
I am starting to have more and more doubts as the minutes pass by about this Sunday's game. If we do win though, and get into the Playoffs, it will be tough to do a ton.
If you look at the road we'll have, it goes a little something like this:
WC round: Ravens.
If we win that game, we will be heading to Pittsburgh.
If we win that, who knows who we'll be facing. Tennessee possibly. But I think more likely it will be either Indy, or San Diego who is on a mission. Hopefully it would be one of the latter, as they would each be home games.
While we're all just happy with the season we've had, if we get into the Playoffs, the goal has to be to get to and win the Super Bowl. Can we do it??
I've been saying for a while; the two most important things that I think you need in the Post Season, is good coaching, and determination/heart. It's who wants it more. Talent goes near the bottom 5 of the list, if even there.
I think we have the things that you absolutely need to be successful. Not only those things, but we run the football, and we have a stingy run D. We have a very good intermediate passing game, and our DBs have really been stepping up lately. We know how to win, and refuse to lose. WE CAN WIN ON THE ROAD! We're 5-2 this season away from Dolphin Stadium, with wins like the then hot Denver in Mile High, and that first win @NE. We're a great 4th quarter team.
Offense wins games, defense wins championships. Right now, our defense is winning us football games. And I'd even go as far as to say our D won us the KC game...only allowing 3 points in the 3rd quarter, and none in the 4th, put our offense in position to come back in that football game. We do have everything you need to be successful.
We do a lot of things well. The different between us and Pitt, Tennessee, Baltimore, Indy, ect., ect., is that they do a lot of things great.
GO PHINS!!! Let's go get us an AFC East crown this Sunday in the Meadow Lands!!!