Friday, August 08, 2014

Dolphins Starting Units Preseason Game One - Quick Shot


Offense

Lamar Miller - looked like a completely different back. He ran with speed, power and was catching well out of the backfield. Very Sharp! – Grade A

Ryan Tannehill - Looked Great! Throwing different depths and moving around. Could not ask for more. – Grade A

O-Line - Looked good in Pass Pro and was able to convert a 3rd and short in a 3 WR set.  Grade B

Gibson and Mathews - Made the big plays moving around. Mathews making a good case he is the 5th WR. – Grade A

Defense

Linebackers – Struggling (as they have for years) with small quick running backs in a dome. Knucklehead shot to the head on Wheeler.  Had trouble running down backs. Grade D

D-Line – Good penetration and QB pressure. Starks blew up a play. Jordon’s talent is obvious. Grade B

D-Backs – Got hit with the new contact rule. Although they gave up receptions the coverages were generally tight.  Almost picked off a pass.  Not bad considering first preseason against Matt Ryan and Roddy White. – Grade C


Will give some other updates soon – Starters are already being pulled
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Thanks for the update GoFins. The game don't air here in New Mexico until tomorrow morning. One question I have for you, did the first team offense okay with good "tempo"?

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They did Lawrence. The Falcons looked like they did not know what hit them

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Even thought the Falcons's scored in their first drive they also were helped with penalties and had LONG drives. Kinda of like a Tony Sporano type drive. Those are great when they work but it is hard to execute 15 play drives consistent. So I thought the D was not too bad overall considering that

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Not to bad for the first game and lots of players to look at. Now we need to figure out who to keep and start gelling as a team.