Seven days from now, we get to see for real if the Miami Dolphins can possibly be as bad as they looked during a winless preseason.
Wednesday’s rout at Dallas ended an unsettling week in which the team’s best player, tackle Jake Long, got injured and arguably the team’s best cornerback, Vontae Davis, was traded to the Colts. At deadline time for this column, the club was auditioning other teams’ discards, including receivers Donte’ Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney, desperately seeking help for rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Fittingly, somehow, the Dolphins were delayed three hours leaving Dallas after Wednesday’s loss when the pilot of the team plane backed into another plane on the tarmac, necessitating a change of aircraft.
We offer two punch lines:
A) When did Jeff Ireland start drafting pilots?
B) Who let Rex Ryan in the cockpit?
Meantime, an ESPN.com panel of 16 NFL experts came out with its season predictions and none of them — zero — picked Miami to make the playoffs. A fan poll on the website had Miami winning the AFC East at 0.9 percent, lowest of any team in any division.
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