I'm sitting in a South Florida airport this morning as I write this. First and foremost, our prayers and thoughts go out to all of our family and friends in the Northeast, hunker down and stay safe!
I walked in to the terminal to see a lot of Jets canceled to New York and other parts North today. It reminded me of another cancellation of Jets that I watched on Sunday afternoon.
I have been saying since Week 1 that this team with Anthill was getting better and better, and the big test that we all dreaded and the question in all of our heads were answered Sunday; can this team win without him?
You all know the answer to that. Matt Moore didn't miss a beat from last season, playing a flawless and efficient game with 11 for 19, 131 yards and one TD. The offense played well, but the defense and special teams was the story today with a phenomenal record-setting day.
It has been 20 years since any team had a blocked punt. onside kick, and a blocked FG in the same game. This was a Gangham style beatdown of the Gangham Green. Mark Sack-chez, er, Sanchez, was never given the time to find his receivers, the Tebow effect was not even there, and to be honest, the only impact that any Jets player made was by ex-Dolphins Gates, Hilliard, and Bell. Two ex-Dolphin coaches, Sparano and Westhoff, looked to be in total dismay by the end of the third quarter. Westhoff's head in his hand looked like the embodiment of total defeat.
Coach Philbin continues to impress me as each week goes by and he learns from the pre-season and the Hard Knocks and the critics and seems to be immune to the pressure and actually seems to relish it. We have a true Coach.
After last years 0-7 start, we are now at 4-3, and next week with a New England Bye we can share first place with a win over Andrew Luck and the pesky Colts.
If you are a Finatic but for some reason missed this game on Sunday, hopefully the NFL network will have a replay scheduled this week, Don't miss it!
Have a great week Finatics! Go Dolphins!