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    Dolphins 27 (1-0) Giants 10 (0-1) I created a system to grade players via film study using statistics that I’ve either invented myself, borrowed from other football enthusiasts, or some combination of the two. I watched the game against the Giants just like most of you probably did -with a beer in my hand while […]

    Beyond the first two series, here’s a scope of the offense for the remainder of the game:

    Tunsil had a good night. He sealed his man on the Damien Williams touchdown scamper and he portrays a wall in pass protection a lot as his man is often stonewalled immediately upon contact. I’m confident he’s going to be what we thought Jake Long would be. An all-pro level lineman for a lot of years. I’ve been on the bandwagon for playing him at left tackle and moving Branden Albert inside – but that’s not an option, I suppose.

    But the star of the offense was Jakeem Grant. His ability to start and stop is ridiculous. He’s a decisive return man with elite speed, that’s a winning combination for that position. I love Juice (Landry), but he can get even more targets with Grant taking the return job. We knew he’d likely win the return man job, but he’s earning reps on offense.

    On Grant’s perfectly executed screen play, Leonte Carroo held his block for the entirety of the play and was the spring board for the long run.
    The two rookie receivers are showing nicely. Carroo has a big frame and strong hands and an innate ability to wall off defenders.


    Stars of the night:

    Jakeem Grant – On one possession, he caught three passes on back-to-back-to-back third downs to move the sticks. He gets in and out of his breaks quickly, has a knack for finding the soft spot in coverage, and showed good hands.

    Bobby McCain – An explosive ball hawk that can finish plays, McCain gets out of his backpedal quickly and closes even faster. His interception was a play we haven’t seen a Dolphins defensive back make in some time. Well, aside from Lafayette Pitts just a couple drives later.

    Chris McCain – He will absolutely make this team and get rotational work. I see him spelling Mario Williams and hopefully coming in for exotic blitz packages on third downs.

    Laremy Tunsil – I’ve read some mixed reviews on him for the game but I loved his game. He anchored in pass pro, opened a huge hole on the Williams touchdown run and never really got walked backwards.

    Walt Aikens – He was all over the field, played in the box extremely well and wasn’t asked to cover deep. That’s not his game, playing downhill is.

    Isiah Pead – He ran harder than anyone, shook a lot of tackles (including four missed tackles forced on one run) and has to be the front runner for the third tailback job.


    More at the link... Some good stuff in there. I appreciate these sort of reviews.

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