30-10 and 3 Ryan Tannehill interceptions ! Not exactly the start Dolphins fans would have hoped for.
That being said, slow down and take a big deep breath Dolphins fans. While the Dolphins did break down half way through the game with 4 consecutive turnovers turning the game completly out of hand, it is only one game.
While I understand the idea of patience is not one many Dolphins fans want to hear, the fact is this is going to be a process, even the great Andrew Luck threw 3 interception this week and fellow rookie Brandon Weeden threw 4.
Tannehill showed flashes and was calm and collective throughout the game but had major issues getting the ball past the large hand of JJ Watt and the big arms of the Texans defensive line. Tannehill despite being a tall QB struggling to get his throws high enough above the line of scrimmage, we saw this during the preseason and it appears this has trended into the regular season.
Tannehill as expected did not get much help from his "weapons" as it seemed the wide out group failed to get open early and most of the game. The running game was encouraging as similar to 2011, Reggie Bush might have been the teams best player this week. Daniel Thomas also showed strides before fumbling and getting injured to which the details are not out yet.
While the O-line played strong in the run game, they could not come close to controlling JJ Watt as he dominated all game long.
The defense played a very impressive first half but after the offense helped the Texans gain momentum with 4 straight turnovers it seemed the D lost their mojo as Andre Johnson beat Sean Smith play after play eventually spreading the game wide open. Owen Daniels became yet another tight end to torche this defense as it seems year after year the Dolphins get nowhere in improving their coverage of the position.
There were also questions about the coaching staff as the was much to be desired with the way Joe Philbin managed the ending of the second half. Also questionable not calling many roll outs for Tannehill, not putting him in a situation where he shines the most.
Overall it isn't hard to see that this team will struggle to even get 6-7 wins, however the team will have to try and gain moral victories and hope Tannehill can progress.
It's going to be a very long season, it will be frustrating and very annoying and times but there isn't much that can be done now.
That being said, there was a report on Rotoworld.com that Jeff Ireland's job might be in serious danger, that would make for pretty amazing news for Dolphins fan should it be true.