After yet another 0-2 start where the team looked completely inept and abysmal in pretty much every facet of the game, players are coming out and saying they suck in games because they suck in practice.
“We have to start practicing like it’s the game,” safety and defensive co-captain Yeremiah Bell told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “We have to do that because so far, we’ve been playing a lot like we practice.”
Said running back Daniel Thomas, “I definitely agree with that, we have a lot of mental mistakes in practice, and sometimes it carries on into the game.”
The Dolphins work on their red zone packages in Friday practices, and when asked why they’re struggling in the red zone on Sunday, quarterback Chad Henne said, “We’ve just got to do better in practice on Friday.”
Meanwhile, Jason Taylor had this to say:
“Yeah, to be honest, we [have a confidence problem]” Taylor said. “Not everybody, but I’m sure there’s a faction of the group that’s trying to figure this thing out, figure out where we are. That’s kind of the product of losing sometimes, you start to question, second-guess a little bit, question what you’re doing as a team. And until you win, those things will linger out there a little bit. We’re kind of stuck in mud right now trying to figure out how to get everyone in this room to believe and play like they expect to win.”
"I think what Jason's saying is true in some senses of the word," Sparano said a day after the 23-13 defeat. "We've got to get over the hump as a football team and figure out how to win these type of games."
And just a day earlier, Sparano said this:
"It’s baffling to me. It really is. I don’t have any answers for it. We’ve got to do a better job."
The only way the players could have made it more obvious that they too think Tony Sparano sucks is to have tarred and feathered him.
It’s to the point now where you wonder if he even knows what a football is. He probably thinks it’s a tiny spaceship, or a legless turkey.