Todd Bowles was granted his first win as the Miami Dolphins (5-9) defeat the Buffalo Bills (5-9) in impressive fashion 30-23 Sunday afternoon.
The questions involving if running back Reggie Bush can be an every down back are slowly evaporating as the former Trojan had a field day. Bush rushed for career-best 203 yards in the victory, he is now 27 yards shy of a 1,000 yard season.
Going into the game there were no doubts that the running game would show up but how about the Dolphins’ passing game? Quarterback Matt Moore showed no effects of the mild concussion he experienced in week 14, in connecting on two touchdowns involving a 22-yard pass to tight-end Anthony Fasano and a 65-yard pass to wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
Buffalo had trouble scoring throughout the whole game. Bills’ running back C.J. Spiller scampered 24 yards for a touchdown. The former Clemson Tiger finished with 167 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback, had a jagged day giving up three interceptions. Two of them caught by Miami Dolphins’ cornerback Vontae Davis.
The snow was pouring down all game and you would think it worked in the advantage of the Buffalo Bills, but the cards didn’t fall their way. Miami converted the cold into some fun as running back Reggie Bush sealed the victory sliding into the end zone.
The Miami Dolphins have won five of their last seven games and get a victory in the debut of their interim coach. I wouldn’t count on Bowles becoming the head coach but if he can help this team win out, he could state an argument.
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Coach Todd Bowles Press Conference
Todd Bowles will be the head coach of the Miami Dolphins for the time being. Since, Bowles is an unknown coach in the National Football League, I will do the honor of introducing him to you.
Bowles is a New Jersey native, who played cornerback in the NFL for eight seasons with mainly the Washington Redskins. He won Super Bowl XXII with the Redskins and finished his career with a total of 15 interceptions and seven fumble recoveries.
After his NFL career as a player, he transformed into a coach. The 48-year-old became a defensive back coach with the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, and Dallas Cowboys.
He will have little time to make a name for himself to be the next official head coach. The Dolphins need a big change to turn around their playoff woes in years past.
“I don’t think it’s about separating myself. I just think it’s just about winning football games. Believe me this is not about me. I don’t stand up here… I’m not trying to be Don Shula. I’m trying to win football games. We have guys in place to win football games. I just have to make sure I manage the game smartly.”
The interim coach has been with the Miami Dolphins since 2008, he worked with Tony Sparano in his time with the team. Over the past three years, the franchise has not gone the way as expected. With that Todd Bowles becomes the 9th coach in Dolphins’ history.
In these upcoming weeks, it will be tough with the in-battle division games. Make sure you check out the Miami Dolphins preview in days to come.