The idea was that if they could outpace the Colts for the No. 1 overall pick in the April draft, the decade-long search for Dan Marino's replacement finally would be over.
Now Miami has won three straight, and there's a feeling the franchise's passer of tomorrow isn't dressed in Cardinal red, but -- in the person of Matt Moore -- already stringing together wins and shedding the ugly vibe in South Beach.
"He's a huge, huge difference-maker -- the reason we've been successful these past few games."
A quick moment of silence for the much-abused Chad Henne, but we can't help but admire Moore's rising moxie in what, just weeks ago, seemed a lost cause.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.