[Main game post on Dolphins-Steelers may be found directly below this in blog. Click on Steelers Steal One for my column off the game].
DOLFAN SATISFACTION METER: PITTSBURGH @ DOLPHINS: Results are official, and the latest Dolfan Satisfaction Meter poll indicates 40.9 percent overall satisfaction in the wake of Sunday afternoon's 23-22 home loss to Pittsburgh putting Miami's season record at 3-3. That's actually a fairly high number following a loss, likely reflecting both the 1-point margin against a quality opponent, and the We Wuz Robbed factor.
The DSM is a continuous gauge of how fans feel about the team and its direction. Right after each game, I invite you to share your overall degree of satisfaction. Criteria for voting is your own, but I suggest fans consider the most recent game's performance and caliber of opponent, the season as a whole, the direction the club is heading and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations.
Poll and comments section stay open; however, poll results are certified official on the morning after one full day of voting. In this case, that was late morning Tuesday.
Previous DSM scores may be found beneath this latest poll:
DSM 2010 RESULTS:
Game 1: 76.1% satisfaction (9.8 very, 66.3 somewhat) following 15-10 victory at Buffalo.
Game 2: 96.7% satisfaction (52.4 very, 44.3 somewhat) following 14-10 victory at Minnesota.
Game 3: 62.8% satisfaction (11.8 very, 51.0 somewhat) following 31-23 loss vs. N.Y. Jets.
Game 4: 7.0% satisfaction (4.5 very, 2.5 somewhat) following 41-14 loss vs. New England.
Game 5: 82.7% satisfaction (17.4 very, 65.3 somewhat) following 23-20 victory (OT) at Green Bay.
Game 6: 40.9% satisfaction (8.3 very, 32.6 somewhat) following 23-22 loss vs. Pittsburgh.