Three Things to consider now that the
Thing 1: For the second straight week, the Dolphins made mistakes in overtime that cost them dearly.
"People are going to say we can't finish a game," the Dolphins coach said after this 24-21 loss to the 4-0
This, by the way, was just the second time in their history the Dolphins have played overtime games in back-to-back weeks. It also happened in October 1987, losses to the Jets and Bills.
Thing 2: What happened to ex-Cardinal
According to Marshall, the Dolphins were in zone coverage across the field. Film study all week had showed him that in that set, Roberts runs a short curl in front of the zone.
This time, Roberts made a double move and got behind Marshall. There should have been safety help, but none was forthcoming, and Marshall, playing with a back injury that limited him in practice last week, was left to chase Roberts the rest of the way.
"I sat down on it," Marshall said, "and he went up."
Thing 3: How about that wacky catch-and-fumble by
"Just tried to make a move and lost the ball," Naanee said of a bobble that
Was Naanee changing hands?
"I don't know," he said. "I was just playing. I wasn't really thinking about what I was doing. I just felt the contact and I was still on my feet, so I was just trying to make a move."
He credited Dolphins cornerback
However, Naanee deserves credit for clambering back to his feet and chasing down Peterson to prevent a touchdown return for the speedy former Blanche Ely star.
"You make a play like that, you kind of have to," Naanee said. "It's on you to get the guy down on the ground. I just hustled out and luckily I got him down."
Naanee might have kept himself on the roster with that hustle play, not to mention his good work on special teams.