In hindsight it is really great that the refs allowed that one PI call against Keuchly. Ironic as hell considering what happened later. If they didn't make that call, Rivera might not have changed anything and we would have gone down the same path this year.
I don't think we are lucky. We are winning now because Rivera plays to win and not to lose. We were 2-14 in one score games because of Rivera. If he coached like this last year we would be 9-7 or 10-6 at a minimum.
Our record this year is an indication of a team that has made improvements and a coach that has made adjustments to his philosophy.
We are what we are. The Buffalo game gave Ron and the team the adversity needed to dig deep and change
We just need to get a bye since it came so early in the year. #2 seed is a far more likely scenario. We can beat Seattle in the playoffs but beating Seattle and the Saints at home might be asking a bit much.
Which one was worse today?It's been awhile since I had this kind of rage watching a game. Officials missed or made many terrible calls and myers and Tim Ryan seemed to be openly cheering for the dolphins at times.
While comparable with '96 I think this year's group is more impressive just based on the fact that the game was different in '96 or even 2003. The rules have changed dramatically to favor offenses since that time.