I'm not a big Elandon Roberts fan as he usually takes wrong angles to the ball, but every game he makes one play that makes you say, "$#% !!". Sunday, it was a 4th and 1, and he stuffed Gore in the backfield. If you saw how well Gore was running Sunday, then you know this was a superb play by Roberts.
PFF blamed only 2 of the 4 sacks on the offensive line. That's interesting because from my cheap seats it looked as though Fitzpatrick was under a lot of pressure throughout the 2nd half. According to PFF, it looks like our veteran guards struggled.
Under Gase in the past, a prime time game was the kiss of death as his Dolphins teams played in embarrassing fashion, but Coach Flo's teams have been a steady presence week-to-week since midseason 2019. This will be a good match up of up-and-coming teams.
Rich breaks down the Dolphins 20-3 win over the Jets on the road.
In the past people would defend our coaches by saying that "the players should execute better". Coaching puts their players in the best position to succeed at their jobs.
It wasn't an exciting or even a dominating game, but a win is a win, and you don't want to lose one to a divisional rival. The offensive line gave Fitzpatrick a lot of issues in the 2nd half, but the Dolphins held on in this one as the Jets pretty much beat themselves. Oh, we tried to keep them in it with a couple of fumbles in the 2nd half, but the defense was steady.
PFF head-to-head stats: Dolphins Defense vs Jets Offense
PFF head-to-head stats: Dolphins Offense vs Jets Defense
Dang, out by association. And, Royce Freeman was a running back at Oregon (as with the Broncos), but he did take handoffs from Justin Herbert. I guess that qualifies as a QB. It will be the Wildcat all game long. It looks like we played the Broncos one week too early.
Well, it's Breida time. Expect to see a lot of Fitzmagic time as Breida has not as explosive to the hole as either Ahmed or Gaskin, but he has the home run threat if used correctly.
Tua has been downgraded to "doubtful" for tomorrow's game. I had a bad feeling. And, "doubtful" on the injury report usually translates to "out" on game day. I'm glad we have a good option in Fitzpatrick for the Jets. Need a sweep.
PFF says that "DeVante Parker leads the league in explosive receptions in the last calendar year with 35." There used to be a debate on what exactly a "deep pass" was, so, things have been defined a little by labeling passes that are 25 yards or more "explosive receptions". Got it? lol
Crazy times, isn't it? I do think that even with a PROVEN vaccine that we will be battling both the flu and COVID for the rest of our lives.
Well, the good news is that RB Myles Gaskin (I would count on it) and DT/DE Christian Wilkens are back from injury, and the OT/OG Jesse Davis had a false positive COVID test and will play.
So, we knew they weren't getting a lot of separation, but that's actually worst than we thought. The thing is that there are things that Parker, Preston, and Gesicki can do that most other receivers cannot do and that is use their large catch radius to where the smallish corners have no chance of getting the ball. Fitzpatrick took advantage of it last year, and Tua will learn that he doesn't need a large window to get it to the receiver who is in single coverage.
I do think the Dolphins need 3 major contributors in next year's draft: a very good linebacker, a speedy wide receiver who can gain separation, and a center. Of course, we'll add one of these in free agency and may extend Karras at center who has done a good job and has earned an extension.
It was a false positive. Two big thumb's up because we need him as Solomon Kindley missed a 2nd practice with a foot injury that knocked him out of the Broncos :// game.https image-cdn.parler.com/w/7/w7GI2v0M3B.png
Here comes "the sky is falling" fans who didn't want the Dolphins to draft Tua saying he is injury prone. It's a jammed thumb which means that someone wasn't blocking well in practice.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Enjoy the day with family and friends, but please be safe.
I'm seeing some panic from the Dolphins faithful over Tua. Even the national media are scolding Flores for benching him as if Tua will be damaged by it. As Schad says, "R-E-L-A-X" as learning is a process for our rookie.
You won't guess who PFF rates as Miami's best edge defender. Chalk Van Ginkel as another Grier 5th round (and later) steal. I love his motor, and he excels on special teams. And this is after being slowed down due to missing a lot of last season with an injury. The only reason a comeback was even possible this weekend was because of Van Ginkel punching the ball out on the Dolphins 1 yard line. The score would have been a lot different (27-13).