Friday, August 09, 2013

What We Better See Tonight Against The Jags

Sunday night's game against Dallas left many of us Dolfans feeling like we just got bait and switched by some slick car salesman.

Everyone was excited after all the free agent signings and then the draft, including trading up to grab Dion Jordan at #3.  We walked on the lot expecting to drive off with what was advertised as a model that had all the capabilities of making a solid run at the playoffs.

Instead, we wound up test driving a car that couldn't even get started.

That had better change tonight.  And it all begins with both sides of the line of scrimmage.

Yes, football games are won by the battle in the trenches.  Run the ball successfully and your play action passing opens up.  Stop the run and force them into long down and distance situations and you greatly increase your odds of getting off the field.

Tonight, it all starts up front.

Now the Jags have a new head coach in Gus Bradley, the former Seahawks DC.  And whenever a new head coach comes in, no one feels completely secure.  Every position seems to be up for grabs and players are a lot more motivated coming into their first game, even a preseason game. The Jags will be coming to play tonight.

So I want to see a lot more fire burning in our starters tonight than what we witnessed Sunday against Dallas.  Sunday, our starters were getting beaten up front on both sides of the ball.

Emotion!  That's what I want to see.  Guys firing off the ball and moving mountains.  Guys wanting to be here and showing it by playing with a sense of urgency!

Somebody needs to jump start this latest model of Dolphins or surely they will be standing around an empty lot wondering where all the buyers are.

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
Carldleone@aol.com
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