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Is this the proper place to post my second day of recovery thoughts? After the last game, I gave...

Is this the proper place to post my second day of recovery thoughts? After the last game, I gave myself Monday off from posting because my head wasn't in the right place. So, here I am and the world is still orbiting the Sun, coffee still tastes great, and my Phins are still alive. We've seen these ugly Jets/Phins games in the past and they've occurred when we were a good team and when we were a bad team, so the fact that we left a funk on the field is not all that new in this rivalry. What leaves me hope is that, while we played ugly against a supposedly better team, we weren't blown out. Some would say that's because of the Jets' ineptitude - I agree to a certain extent, but offer these rays of light: Our run D continues to force the passing game out of our opponent's offense and there's a glimpse of hope that we are turning the corner in the forcing turnovers game --- hopefully it is a sign of things to come. A question mark is the pass rush, of course, so if we can get that going, this could be a top-tier defense. Tannehill hasn't awed me with his numbers, yet, but he has impressed me with his decision making. Yes, the pick-6 was horrible and he missed some opportunities this last game, but he is not consistently making horrible decisions. I know, not sexy, but it is something to build on. He drove us into scoring position in the 4th quarter and overtime three different times. Yes, we only got 3 points out of that, but once again, something to build on. The O-Line is getting better, in my opinion, in run blocking and pass protection. They are getting scary chunks of yards on the run and as Tannehill learns better pocket awareness, this is going to be a top-notch unit. Lamar Miller and J. Lane Thunderball are further ahead than I thought they would be at this time of year. They're both playing like the NFL is their backyard. We all know about Miller's pass protection and his potential miscues on understanding all the plays, but his natural ability to get to the hole and in space can not be disputed. Lane, of course, is the man. I like the minds of Philbin, Sherman, and Coyle and they are all learning what to do with who they have. We want to win, of course, but I think these guys are all smart enough to figure it out as we progress. Yes, I have faith in them and not simply because I am a 'Phins fan, but because we are rebuilding and yet we are competitive; they are getting a lot from these players and that says a lot about the coaches. Ok, I left out a lot of the negative stuff because I already felt that myself and read it elsewhere. We are rebuilding, have a young QB, new coaches, new system, and the kool aid may not be a sexy cherry flavor, yet, but sugar doesn't just fall out of the sky, you know? If you are displeased I knocked a potentially great fanshot down the listing with my post-game rant, all I can say is my neighbors won't let me yell this out of my window because their dogs start howling to refute my silliness! Go 'Phins!

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