Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Poll: Dolphins blame game
By James Walker
The Miami Dolphins are on a four-game losing streak, and fans in South Florida want answers.
This was expected to be a better year for the Dolphins. They were 7-9 last season and spent more than $200 million in free agency. There is still plenty of football left to play, but Miami does not look like a team that is heading toward the playoffs.
So who is most to blame for Miami’s issues?
Is it general manager Jeff Ireland? He is responsible for putting this team together. Ireland has final say on all personnel matters in free agency and the draft. This is a big year for Ireland, and the team isn’t performing.
Or should most of the blame go to Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin? It’s Philbin’s job to get the team ready to play. Some weeks, Miami starts slow in the first quarter. Other weeks, such as Sunday, the Dolphins fail to make halftime adjustments. Philbin’s gameplans haven’t produced a win in more than a month.
What about quarterback Ryan Tannehill? He has 10 turnovers during Miami’s four-game losing streak. Tannehill is having issues with interceptions and fumbling. He is going through a sophomore slump and the team is following suit. Is Tannehill most to blame?
Finally, should it be the offensive line? Miami’s blocking has been inconsistent this season. The Dolphins allowed six more sacks, which totals 32 on the season.
Using our SportsNation poll, vote on who gets the biggest blame for the Dolphins’ woes. You can also share your thoughts in the comments section below or send a message via Twitter @JamesWalkerNFL.