Proficiency, pro-activeness and adaptivity: these three concepts from the business world could determine how far the Miami Dolphins go this season. Proficiency is the fulfillment of predictable requirements of one’s job, pro-activeness is when you take control and make things happen and adaptivity is the successful coping of change initiated by others.
The 3-2 Miami Dolphins have been highly adaptive but neither proficient or proactive enough to be a title contender.
The Miami Dolphins have been impressive in overcoming second half deficits in the first three weeks of the season and even showed great adaptivity in the Ravens game, scoring their first touchdown in the two minute drill right before half-time and was a Caleb Sturgis’ 57 yard field goal away from forcing overtime after falling behind 23-13 in the fourth quarter. A great sign for a team that is currently in wild card position and can still challenge for a division championship and a first round bye.
Out of all AFC playoff contenders, the Miami Dolphins have the easiest remaining schedule, but they are still in the middle of a tough month as they host the Buffalo Bills, make the road trip to New England and return for a Halloween Thursday Night showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals and will need to become more proficient and proactive to get things back on track after consecutive losses.
A proficient NFL team constructs and follows a game plan specifically designed to defeat an opponent and I believe they will be moderately successful this week in establishing the running game, protecting the quarterback and keeping the Buffalo Bills dynamic running backs, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, under control in both the running and the passing game.
They should earn a hard fought victory if they stick to this game plan, but the Dolphins can blow this game wide open by being proactive and this attitude adjustment could be the difference between flirting with playoff contention all season long and making the climb into the elite. (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)