At my wit's end. Perplexed. Justifiably so.
A decade of misfortune, miscalculation, and missed opportunities.
But are the winds changing?
A family left nicked up from abandonment
Wannstedt, Bates, Saban, Cameron, Sparano, Bowles, and Philbin.
Joe Robbie, Pro Player, Dolphin, Land Shark, and Sun Life
All of which are symbolic for the instability.
What to make of this team we all love so much? Overwhelmed with the excitement of each new season. Underwhelmed with the same old results. Why do we keep underachieving? You can blame a number of occurrences, but we all tend to gravitate towards our lack of a franchise quarterback.
I'd like to steer away from this idea for a moment and ask you all a question- Is stability overrated?
Maybe so. Sparano had a fair crack at it. More important than stability is a synchronization of the right players and coaches, at the right point in time.
My point is that the revolving door at head coach and quarterback are necessary until we find a match that works. Those aren't the only two that need to sync up. The team must be one unit.
Do you really want to keep giving each head coach and QB 3-4 years, without the presence of much improvement each year?
As unfair as this seems (or maybe not), I want to see Philbin improve this team's record by at least 3 wins next year. That means 9-7 is all I'm asking for. Do I hope for better results? Of course. I won't be calling for his head if we don't reach 9 wins, but if I don't see us competing, I'll reserve my comments for then.
Philbin seems a lot sharper than Sparano and it's not painful to hear him speak. He definitely talks a good one. I hope this translates on the field.
I only question stability because it seems to be a topic of concern among most NFL fans. Over the past decade, we have experienced more than our fair share of instability and garnered many unsuccessful seasons during this span.
So how important is stability?