It looks like it’s time to stick a fork in the 2017 Dolphins after the Panthers destroyed them 45-21 on Monday Evening Football. They’re performed. But Jay Cutler doesn’t see it that way.
“There’s a whole lot of football still left. The pieces are for the reason that locker room. I must say i think that,” Cutler said, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “I have already been around a whole lot of good clubs, there [are] a whole lot of good men in there, a whole lot of skill. And there’s really good coaches.
“So we have to make contact with work. That’s the one thing we can do. We can’t fold up shop because there’s a whole lot of soccer left to play and anything can occur.”
Cutler wasn’t alone. Centre Mike Pouncey agreed.
“We’re great,” Pouncey said. “You’ve merely got to regroup. We even now control our very own destiny. It’s merely we’ve got to gain these sorts of football game titles. It’s the second half of the growing season and we can’t drop these sorts of games. We merely set ourselves in a deeper hole, but we’re going to keep working hard and we’re going to receive us a win in a few days.”
The Dolphins haven’t been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but they’re sitting at 4-4 and trail the Patriots and Bills in the AFC East. If the growing season ended today, they might be stuck externally looking in. Miami’s in line behind both Ravens and the Raiders right now for a shot at a wildcard spot this postseason.
The Dolphins have misplaced three in a row. One of those defeats was a 40-0 shutout against the Ravens, who are 4-5 and averaging 21.1 points per game this year. Opponents possess outscored Miami 112-45 over the past three games.
The Dolphins have also had the nice fortune to avoid game titles against the Patriots and Bills so far this year. That bad information is that they even now have two game titles against each of those division rivals remaining on the schedule. There is also the 6-3 Chiefs looming.
And they don’t even have a bye week to regroup. The league experienced to reschedule Miami’s Week 1 matchup against the Buccaneers as a result of Hurricane Irma and flipped both clubs’ byes to the primary week of the growing season instead.
Cutler’s saying all the right factors. But there’s not much reason for hope after the Dolphins’ Monday night’s loss.