The Miami Dolphins opened up the preseason on Thursday and there were a few takeaways. We will highlight the high and low points of the game for Miami.
Now that the Miami Dolphins first preseason game is in the books we can immediately turn around and over analyze it. As someone who often interacts with the fans, it’s incredible how people react to these games.
After one meaningless preseason game, from a win-loss standpoint, fans are ready to fire the coach, draft a quarterback and cut half the team. However, if they had made a first-quarter field goal and won by one point against the Bucs in August, Gase would be the genius coach of a generation and Tannehill would be MVP bound. It’s simply incredible.
While who won the game completely irrelevant, there are other things to take away that are very relevant. Although, everything should be kept in context as just the preseason opener still.
A bad drop, missed tackle or tough interception is not the end of the world. I truly can’t stress that enough. Everything will be okay, or it won’t. But a backup quarterback’s poor connection with a fifth-string wide receiver in August will not be the determining factor.
We will take a look at the brightest spots and most concerning developments in this game. The starters will get a bit of focus but in fairness, they only played one drive so there will be a lot of focus on the backups as well. We’ll start with the good news.