Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hurry Up Offense is the Key to Beating Raiders

There are a lot of match ups that are important in beating the Raiders but the one I think is most important keys comes from the hurry up offense. If the Dolphins can successfully run the no huddle it will tire out the strength of the Raider which is their front line. Seymour is a big guy who is disruptive in the middle but if the Dolphins can get a high tempo game going it will tire out D-linemen, greatly slowing down the pass rush and opening up the run game. Now this is easier said then done, the no huddle offense might not work initially when the line is fresh but if the Dolphins stick to it, sometime late in the 1st or in the 2nd quarter you will see the pass rush diminish. The Raiders CBs hurting after their top corner got injured and the extra time in the pocket should allow Tannehill to find the open WRs and let Bush find open holes in the defense

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Still Perfect



Miami, FL – In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Miami Dolphins 1972 Perfect Season, the organization has announced a host of unique events, activities and promotions in honor of this singular achievement. 


To commemorate this historic anniversary, every fan attending the season opening game at 1:00 p.m., September 16, against the Oakland Raiders will receive a commemorative 40th Anniversary 1972 Perfect Season cap. Titled "Still Perfect", the high quality caps will be presented by Publix. Additionally, members of the 1972 team will be at stadium gates greeting fans as they enter the stadium.


"40 years later, the achievements of Coach Shula and the '72 team remain unmatched and continue to be a great legacy for the Dolphins franchise," said Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee. "We are proud to partner with Publix to ensure that every single fan in attendance on Sunday can take home a piece of history with these throwback hats, handed to them directly by the players that brought Miami its first Super Bowl championship."




Sunday, September 09, 2012

Analysis of the game

The Dolphins lost again. There were some good things to look back on however, like the fact that for the most part our defense looked pretty good. Reggie Bush was able to find holes and became a patient runner. Thigpen ran a punt back for a TD. The o line was able to push the Texans around in the run game and played decent in pass protection. In the beginning it seemed like a lot was going the Dolphins way, tipped passes were completed and Tannehill was able to get out of trouble and looked good. However during the latter part of the 2nd quarter everything just went downhill. 4 possessions, 4 turnovers. Tannehill was picked off three times and Thomas fumbled the ball on a play in which he got injured and would not return.

I know most of you are probably mad at Tannehill but take a moment to think that he is a rookie playing his first NFL game. Besides RG3 the other 1st round QBs struggled as well. Luck tnhrew 3 INTs and Weeden threw 4 INTs. Tannehill needs to pump fake the ball more but you have to give credit to Watt. The man was a monster today and it's hard playing QB when you got that guy running after you. The Texans did have the 2nd best defense last season so you knew that it was going to be a struggle on offense. We will find out what Tannehill has in him next week after watching film on this game and making the necessary adjustments.

We need to pick up another WR this week, preferably a bigger receiver. Today confirmed what we already knew, the Dolphins don't have a play maker at the receiver position. Sure Bess and Hartline played well but we need someone else to give Tannehill another option. Too many passes were check downs and not enough throws to the outside and not too many passes went for big gains.