Well, this being our 6th loss, I think the far fetched dreams of sneaking in to the playoffs are just about over. Not impossible, but so incredibly unlikely that it's safe to say we're not going.
I think the team really is closer to success than we may think. The defense really is set. We have been hitting on defensive draft picks lately. Our offensive picks have been 50/50 with no real stand outs (Bess was undrafted). Henne is the best back-up in the league but I'm not seeing the starter come out. He seems inconsistent even with 6+ seconds to throw. I think we need to inject a serious amount of draft picks in to the offense to include a Center, Guard (run block specialist), and QB X2.
IF Henne is the answer, they are 4 pieces away: OC, OG, #2 TE, RB option on 3rd down.
As far as the playoff picture, I was playing with the playoff generator, and here is what Miami has to do:
-Win out AND
-Jets lose their next 3 (@NE, us, @Pitt) and lose to Buffalo in Week 17. OR...
-Pats lose to Jets, Chicago, GB and us (3 of those in Foxboro). OR...
-Pittsburgh lose to Baltimore, Cincy, NY and Cleveland AND KC and Jax each lose 1 AFC game.