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Barry Jackson Sports Buzz Dolphins notes Monday 9/28/15

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  • Barry Jackson Sports Buzz Dolphins notes Monday 9/28/15

    A few things that stand out from Pro Football Focus' analysis of the Dolphins-Bills debacle and a couple other items:

    ### PFF gave an unspeakably bad grade to right guard Jamil Douglas (a minus 8.9). Can't remember seeing a grade that poor for an individual performance in a Dolphins game. He allowed six QB hurries and two hits. And PFF says his run blocking was even worse.

    The other guard, Dallas Thomas, was given a minus 2.9 and allowed three hurries. The Dolphins' guard play has been consistently substandard through three games. What else is new?

    ### The gruesome numbers on the Dolphins pass defense: As poor as the defensive backs were, the linebackers were also atrocious in coverage. Kelvin Sheppard allowed the one pass thrown against him to be caught for 24 yards. Koa Misi, beaten by Charles Clay, allowed 3 of 4 to be caught for 53 yards....

    Among cornerbacks, Brice McCain allowed 6 of 10 to be caught for 100 yards, Jamar Taylor 3 of 4 for 49 yards (that includes the Chris Hogan TD where Walt Aikens was out of position), Brent Grimes 3 of 3 for 14 yards and Zack Bowman 1 for 1 for 12 yards.

    PFF graded Brice McCain and Olivier Vernon worst among defensive players.

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    Thomas and Douglas rank #71 and #74 according to PFF...the only lineman with a positive rating is Pouncey at 4.4. James breaks even at 0.0. Albert is #44 at -3.0 and Fox is #47 at -4.8.

    Miami's line ranks 28th in pass blocking at -19.4, but ranks 8th in run blocking at -1.6.

    Maybe, just maybe they should commit to the run more and let these guts fire off the line...just a thought, but what do I know.


    • #3
      That pretty much jives with the eyeball test as well. Not sure why the coaches had Douglas over Turner. The backs have been bailing Douglas out.

      Agree on the commitment to the run. We had our highest rush totals against the Bills - 20 runs for 102 yards. In the meantime, we threw the ball 50 times and couldn't convert on 3rd downs.

      If we'd have rushed 20 times for a 100 yards against the Jags, we likely beat them.


      • #4
        Unfare assesment of my boy Tannehill. If you got whip cream for your wall!!!!!!
        Just frolic and live in the now like Dolphins and Man's best friend.


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