[New York Jets at Miami,
4 p.m., WUSA-9, WJZ-13]
"We can't make two inches? That's embarrassing. Embarrassing. . . . When you fall down, you should be able to make two inches."
Dolphins Coach Dave Wannstedt, on Miami failing to convert a fourth and inches in the third quarter of last week's loss to the Steelers.
Blame Ricky Williams. Or blame the fact his replacements at running back have a knack for one-yard gains and injuries. Or blame the quarterbacks. Or blame Coach Dave Wannstedt. Or blame his moustache. Heck, blame it on the rain. Blame it on whomever or whatever you want, and there's still only one conclusion: The Dolphins stink.
The litany of woe is lengthy in Miami, which is 0-3 and potentially looking at 0-8 when you consider the Dolphins' schedule over the next few weeks.
Miami's offense is the main culprit. The Dolphins rank last in yards per play, last in rushing yards (both per game and per attempt) and last in points. Eight non-kicking players have scored more than the Dolphins' 23 points.
Jay Fiedler will get the start at quarterback today against the Jets, but unless he wakes up this morning channeling Michael Vick in both mind and body, it probably won't matter.
At least there aren't any hurricanes in the forecast.