Okay, I can’t hear what the Little Prawn is saying, but he does recognize that you might not be leaping out of the sea after the Dolphins win in week 1. The feeling after the 17-10 win on Sunday is – the Miami Dolphins have a lot to work on.
(The Little Prawn makes a Squeaking Sound that is barely audible)
I don’t know what the Little Prawn is saying. But he sounds angry. The Dolphins gave up 121 yards to Alfred Morris in the game. They gave up 161 total rushing yards in the game. Ouch. Not what most Dolfans expected.
It affected the entire game. Before you knew it the first half was over and the time of possession was heavily in the Redskins favor. Speaking of Time of Possession, the Redskins held the ball 37:54 to the Dolphins 22:06.
1 sack for the Dolphins! Just 1 sack. Jordan Phillips played early and subbing for Suh made an instant impact. In this photo Prawn points out that Cousins didn’t just slip on a banana peel.
It’s not that the pass rush was completely ineffective. There was some pressure on Cousins. In this photo Wake celebrates a sack…which did not count. Jamar Taylor was called for holding on the same play.
(The Little Prawn throws down his stick in anger)
Cheer up Prawny, Rishard Matthews and Tanny would not let the Dolphins go into halftime scoreless.
These two continue to take advantage of coming in to the league together. Matthews caught 4 passes for 34 yards and this TD.
Tannehill’s numbers weren’t bad. He was 22 of 24 for 226 yards and 1 TD. But some shellfish think he held the ball a little too long in some situations. The Redskins caused a near comical sack fumble in the 3rd quarter. I will spare you the photo.
(The Little Prawn makes a squeaking sound that is barely audible)
Okay Okay Prawny. It wasn’t just old chemistry. There was new chemistry too. Like Cameron and Tanny. Cameron was a big part of the offense. He led the Dolphins in receiving yards with 73 receiving yards.
Cameron made tough catches look easy. The guy is a natural pass catcher. And he better be. The Dolphins other tight end, Dion Sims, suffered a nasty concussion in the first half. It looked worse than it was. Lets hope Sims is ready to go again soon.
So the defense was off. The offense was off. How are we going to win?
Oh yeah, just get the ball to Landry somehow. The irony is most of us thought the special teams was the weakness of the team going into the game.
Andrew Franks made his only field goal of the game. Matt Darr averaged over 43 yards per punt and the Dolphins would take the lead in the game on Jarvis Landry punt return.
Yeah, you are not going to catch Juice…
Actually Prawny reminds us to give some credit to the 2nd half defense. The Redskins didn’t score in the 2nd half. Not even a field goal.
Brice McCain made the interception of the century on the sideline after the Dolphins took the lead. That interception preserved the win. Good job Brice! The Dolphins defense looked much better in the 2nd half.
At the end of the day even though Kirk Cousins had the help of an effective running game from the first snap of the game, he passed for less than 200 yards and threw 2 interceptions. So don’t be so hard on the defense this week.
Here is a link to the box score