I was protesting writing this column so I decided to take a knee instead.
The Miami Dolphins in week three however only their second game of the season lost to the New York Jets 20-6 in their home opener.
The J-E-T-S who my peeps in the desert predicted to finish as the worst team in the NFL won their first game of the season against the Dolphins.
The Dolphins were a little under six-point favorites but I did not see this coming. Moreover, a dominant performance led by quarterback Josh McCown.
McCown finished 18 of 23 for 249 yards, 1 touchdown, and a 126.3 passer rating. The Jets defense did not give Miami time to breath suffocating the Dolphins on the ground and the passing game. Allowing only 225 yards of total offense for Miami.
“The beat the s**t out of us,” Head coach Adam Gase stated. “That’s the best way to put it. We didn’t show up, didn’t play physical.”
The Jets made the Dolphins look like the team many predicted the Jets would look like going into the season. Miami is a Los Angeles Chargers made field goal away from being 0-2.
Jay Cutler only made his second start but I am not going to hit the panic button yet. Cutler did not look good and his wide receivers may have been back at the team hotel. Dolphins failed to convert its first eight third-down chances, not getting one until early in the fourth quarter, and finished 1 for 12.
“I think that game was a wakeup call for us,” Cutler stated.
Cutler was 26 of 44 for 220 yards with an interception and the TD toss.
The Jay Train did not leave the station. I know what to expect from Cutler but the running game is what turned the season around last year leading the Dolphins to make the playoffs. Jay Ajayi carried the ball 11 times for only 16 yards. The team rushed for a total of 30 yards.
Here is a bit of good news leading up to Dolphins traveling to London to play the New Orleans Saints. Jarvis Landry will not be charged with domestic violence stemming from a March incident. And Miami’s secret weapon is back, linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been reinstated.