So much for Andrew Luck heading to Miami. The Dolphins are on a winning streak.
After starting the season 0-7, the Dolphins have now won two in a row and won them both decisively, first blowing out the Chiefs this week and then handily defeating the Redskins today. Miami is finally making the most of Reggie Bush’s talents — Bush ran for two touchdowns — and quarterback Matt Moore is demonstrating that he can be an accurate, efficient passer.
Of course, for Dolphins who were hoping their team would draft another accurate, efficient passer — Luck, the Stanford quarterback projected to go first overall next year — may have mixed feelings about seeing their team play so well with Moore at the helm the last couple of weeks. Now that the Dolphins have won two games (and therefore two more than the Colts), it’s looking highly unlikely that they’ll end up with the first overall pick. Moore is trying to show that the Dolphins already have the quarterback they need.
The Redskins, on the other hand, most certainly do not have the quarterback they need. Coach Mike Shanahan changed his mind once again about the quarterback position and started Rex Grossman today, but going back and forth between Grossman and Beck is akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Grossman’s two interceptions were costly today.
Ultimately, what we saw in Miami on Sunday was a pair of bad teams on the same field. But the Dolphins looked like a bad team that’s starting to make some progress. The Redskins looked like a bad team that’s getting worse.