Miami committed drive killing penalties over and over. This team beat itself with undisciplined penalties. The challenge flag play was not a turning point or a deciding factor. The team had lost long before that and you could feel it.
perhaps but of that you are not sure, no one can but wouldn't it have been nice to try and find out? Too bad we couldn't because Gase's hierarchy is not on the ball.
and I do agree with the rest of what you said, but that is who the Dolphins are and they can't afford coaching lapses in addition to their lacking in most areas, specifically preparedness, discipline and talent. Ummm....wait, I think that is most areas. Sorry.
I'm not saying Gase was perfect and didn't have his flaws. But I think he had the right plan to get his team ahead quickly and it would have changed the entire game. His players didn't execute.
There is a definite lack of confidence on offense. I know you aren't a Tannehill guy, and I'm not saying he is elite by any stretch, but by this point last year the team seemed to know both he and Ajayi were each good for a few drives per game. The defense was far worse than this year, but they did enough to keep things competitive and the offense just made those clutch plays.
Now the offense clearly cannot overcome big yardage issues because Cutler and/or the line can't get anything to develop beyond 10 yards. I had been saying for a few games that something seemed different about Ajayi as well. I didn't know if it was confidence but now it was him straying off the reservation and eventually off the team.
When you lose wto very key pieces like that it is hard to overcome.
To your points about Gase, I don't disagree. He may have to surrender a little power on offense to sharpen up his overall game management. He may have a little too much faith in himself in turning chicken poop into chicken salad. I just think last night he had a pretty good scheme in place and the offense should have scored 30+.