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Friday, September 09, 2016
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Here is why Miami will win this matchup:
1. The Seahawks will be coming into this game with a level of overconfidence that borders on disrespect. The Miami players know this and can't wait to pop these guys in the mouth.
2. Frankly, having watched every play the Seahawks played in preseason, I am certain that Miami's offensive and defensive lines are marginally better. The only positions in general that are slightly better than Miami's is QB, RB, and the back 7 on Seattle's defense. And, since I believe 90% of games are won on the line of scrimmage, I feel Miami has a very good chance to win this game based on this advantage.
3. Offensive play calling will determine the outcome. Seattle OC Darrell Wayne Bevel is no where near the play caller that Coach Adam Gase is. The Seahawks will be lost trying to defend our multifaceted offensive attack.
4. Ryan Tannehill will surprise everyone. Finally, Ryan actually is in charge of the offense. And, the new schemes and game plans are prepared with the help of Tannehill. He finally knows this is his offense, and you can already see the difference. Every game, Ryan will get better and better.
5. And lastly, Miami's front 7 on defense will keep Russell from exploiting Miami's only real weakness, their corners. First they will stop the run, then, they will keep Wilson from escaping and turning broken plays into huge gains. Wilson will move the ball some, but Miami will keep those plays to a minimum.
Miami 31, Seattle 20.
Unfortunately for Miami, Denver was feeling stung by the Osweiler defection and they unexpectedly matched Anderson's sheet. Watching the game tonight, I couldn't help but think of what might have been. Anderson was averaging 6 yards a carry, 15 a catch, and dominating the Carolina defense.
Good organizations make good choices. Well done, Denver. On Sunday we'll see if we have anyone who can run on an elite front seven. With Anderson, we certainly would have.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
I am not talking about the stadium improvements, which he deserves some credit for.
I just found out the Dolphins traveled out to Seattle today.
Think about it.
Putting up 60 players, 20 odd coaches, equipment personnel, trainers, etc in hotel rooms for at least one extra day.
Most teams flying cross country would leave on Friday instead of Saturday for a division game.
Our Dolphins are already out there.
Plus you got to feed them all. I couldn't afford to feed Cam Wake let alone Suh and Phillips or Albert or Tunsil.
Try 80 to 90 people.
And you have to get a field somewhere for Friday practice with security.
Oh yeah, add in the Dolphins security that travels with the team too.
I gotta give Ross some props.
He is truly trying to give this organization every opportunity to succeed.
He is trying to give the fans, of which he is one, something special to cheer about.
Love him or hate him, you gotta admit he puts his money where his mouth is.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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Franchises decide where their strengths will be. Let's make a spot comparison. Seattle has invested 8,597,413 dollars in their offensive line. Not in a player- in the line (spotrac.) They are 32nd in the league in spending- the next lowest is Chicago at 13.5 mil. Put another way, Seattle's Oline earns 5.85 % of its team's collective salary.
Miami's Dline, on the other hand, makes 42.7 million dollars and occupies almost 30% of our cap space. The team's philosophy is clear. We will beat you on the line of scrimmage. Ok- fine- now do it.
put another way: If you lose this battle, you discredit our whole operational philosophy.
Our offense is going to have a hard time against Seattle's legion of probowl. But our defense should have its best opportunity of the season. A terrible Oline matched up against our organizational strength? Wilson should be running for his life. Their running backs should average fewer than 3.5 per carry. They should be three and out and turnovers throughout the day. They should be sub 17 points unless their defense and special teams score.
If not, our Dline is essentially an overpaid retirement community. Man up- win the trenches- and no excuses. Your fans love you- earn it boys. Phins UP!!
Monday, September 05, 2016
Ok, first of all, yes I do in my heart believe we could pull out an upset. I believe the Dolphins can match up well against Seattle. I also believe Seattle tends to start slow and gets better and better as the season goes on, it's probably better to play them week 1 than say week 10 or later. Although I think because of the new system and coaching staff Miami will also get stronger and more dangerous as the season goes, nobody specially an NFC team knows what we're going to do. What worries me is that if Seattle finds our weakness early and burns us it will leave a massive blueprint on what to do against us, I mean if they tear us up running the ball or the corners don't hold up( and remember that our off season acquisition Byron maxwell is their old corner and Pete Carroll knows his weakness and strength, on other side a rookie that missed most of training camp ) the problem will escalate because everyone will see the tape. We need good quarterback play and I mean not just throwing the ball but we need Tannehill to be able and willing to run and extend plays and make things hard on their defense. We also need a running game to show up weather it's Foster or Ajayi someone has to step up and make a difference. How about linebacker this is the first shot we get to see if Kiko Alonzo is the player that he was as a rookie when he was the rookie of the year and had I think over 160 tackles that year, we need that kind of production from him if we want to stop the run. Not worried about S, but worried about O line. OMG, may it turn out well for our loved Dolphins! GO FINS!!!
Sunday, September 04, 2016
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