When Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll intercepted a deflected pass in Friday's game at Jacksonville it represented a promising step in the team's development. Takeaways are a rarity for Miami.
And when the offense turned Carroll's interception into a touchdown well that was a giant leap forward. Touchdowns are also a rarity.
So too was the 58-yard field goal by rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis.
Yes there were a few promising signs in the Dolphins' 27-3 victory at Jacksonville on Friday much more promising than what Miami showed in last week's 24-20 loss to Dallas in the Hall of Fame game which means things might be moving in the right direction overall.
Among the priorities for coach Joe Philbin against the Jaguars were his team getting off to a fast start winning the turnover battle and improved tackling.
Miami accomplished Philbin's first goal kind of by jumping out to a 14-0 lead a stark contrast to a week ago when the Dolphins fell behind the Cowboys 17-0 and seemed to be sleep...