Thing 1: Suddenly, one game into his Miami Dolphins tenure, Mike Sherman is feeling some heat.
A rough first outing for rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill had Sherman, the offensive coordinator, accepting the blame for that on Monday.
Nor is Sherman too pleased with seeing his offense go without a touchdown for just the second time in his last 78 games as a head coach or offensive coordinator.
"As a competitior, yeah, it does bother me," Sherman said Monday at his weekly press availability.
Not since a 9-6 win over Nebraska on Nov. 20, 2010 had a Sherman offense been held out of the end zone. That instance, coming against current FAU head coach and former Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pellini, marked the only time in 50 games it happened to Sherman at Texas A&M.
Even then, it wasn't like the Aggies couldn't move the ball. They settled for three short Randy Bullock field goals of 29, 28 and 19 yards.
Sherman also spent 32 games running the offense for the Texans in 2006 and 2007. The only time his offense was held without a touchdown there came in a 34-6 loss at Dallas in Game 5.
"Thank you for checking that," Sherman joked. "I really appreciate that. Usually they check the negative and don't tell me the positive part, but thank you."
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