The team certainly didn't look motivated against the Bears, unless you mean Marshall...who was motivated to be an a$$. If he put half of his energy into making those easy catches, we might have actually scored once. Special teams still stinks as well...giving up good return yardage. Why even punt to Hester? Really...
The offensive game plan was a joke, and the defense played their hearts out but couldn't get off the field despite forcing the Bears to many 3rd and long situations. The team was not well prepared...I don't know how anyone could argue that Sparano has had this team well prepared. The one exception would have to be the Titans game....they should have bottle whatever it was they did right that day.
The regime has to get some of the blame for the constant run of injuries....and it wasn't just this season. Either we pick players that are just breakable, or the conditioning and training is suspect. Playing at home, in the heat of south Florida should be a plus....especially early in the season.....but it is the Phins that are dropping like flies, not the opposition. The winning record owes much to that soft 2008 schedule and Chad Pennington playing his a$$ off. 7-9 last year, and I don't see us being any better this year. We are a young team because the staff has chosen that direction. It doesn't seem to be working. You need to have some amount of veteran leadership.
The offense wasn't well prepared? What were you expecting out of a QB who had 2 days of practice with the first team all season, with a stiff of an OG playing at Center, with his LT playing with a more serious injury than Penny's season ender, with his number 1 WR dropping passes and out for over half the game...Not to mention a ton of other banged up players playing on a short week.What were we expecting?
The playcalling falls on Henning, not Sparano.
Being young doesn't seem to be working? What are you trying to say? We should trade all our draft picks for veteran players to try and win a Super Bowl this year??
We're an extremely young, developing team. Just because we are not elite less than 3 years after 1-15, means Sparano has to go? Give me a break....
This is a young team that will get better with experience.
They have the 6th ranked D in the NFL right now, and considering their youth, that's pretty darn amazing. We could be looking at a top 3 Defense in the next couple of years. The offense has a foundation, but needs to be infused with some speed and playmakers. Even the biggest baddest teams have finesse in their game.
If after 2007, you would have told me that we'd have a 23-19 record half way through year 3, I would take it in a heart beat.
I can't believe how impatient some fans are.