OK, so this week will be the first, and hopefully the last article called “Mikey Says” Unfortunately, I only got one question this week (Thanks Wyo!). What I then decided to do, was just give my impression of our first effort against the Redskins, and a little preview and some advice of what we need to improve on in that game.
First off though, let’s answer the question that was asked, he certainly deserves that much!
Q – Now that Lynch got STUFFED for a loss to seal the LOSS for the water chickens!
Can we finally quit hearing about “If they would have run Lynch they would have won the SB”?
For the Fins There seems to be a lot of Folks that must have drank the Kool-Aid?
But it’s not the usual Kool-Aid Swillers! It’s the negative Nellie’s!
Did everyone not realize our LB’s were the weak spot of the team?
That our line hadn’t had time to work together and there would be growing pains?
Nah, I still think the Seahawks should have run the ball, you go with what brung ya, and that’s what got the Seahawks to the big game game. It’s not like we were asking them to run from the 5 yard line, they were at the 1, so let Marshawn finish the tired, underinflated Patriots defense off and give Pete the Weasel the trophy.
As for the Dolphins, yes the LB’s aren’t great, but I did expect a lot more from them. Sheppard was non-existent, and although Misi and Jenkins were better, still nary an impact play from that group.
As for the O-line, I don’t want any damn excuses that they haven’t worked together. How did Washington’s O-line with RT Morgan Moses who is a new starter, RG rookie Brandon Scherff, newly acquired C from SF Kory Lichtensteiger, newly acquired LG from CLE Shawn Lauvao and pro bowl LT Trent Williams keep our vaunted D-line off of Kirk Cousins? Look at the Redskins D-line of LE Stephen Paea, NT Terrance Knighton, RE Jason Hatcher, and tell me which D-line would you rather block? We managed one paltry sack against the Redskins newly put together O-line, and it was rookie Jordan Phillips, not “Everything is different, Suh is here”, or Earl Mitchell, Vernon or the great EarthWake. Honestly, there are no excuses. This is what we chose to go with, and we will either be good or bad with it.
Thanks for participating as per usghe Wyo!
OK, now for some scathing commentary on our 2015 Miami Dolphins . . .
So a bunch of cut blocking no name Washington Redskins O-linemen neutralized the best D-line in football? WTF! Seriously? We’re OK with this? I’m not OK with it at all. That unit better show a helluva lot more than what they showed Week 1 against the Redskins. No run stopping, blowing up running plays in the backfield. No sacks, nothing! If it weren’t for rookie Jordan Phillips busting through, we wouldn’t have had a sack against WAS, and don’t tell me one was brought back due to penalty! WahWah!
I’m shocked how bad Sheppard was. This is last chance at ever being s starting MLB in the NFL, and he goes out there and makes 3 tackles and 2 assists, while the Redskins have 37 rush attempts, for 151 yards. That’s embarrassing. Was he spectating? Is he a big fan of Zach Vigil, and he’s trying to give him a leg up? Misi and Jenkins were better with 9 tackles, 2 assists and 7 tackles 4 assists respectively.
Ndamukong Suh? How many snaps did he play? I saw him in there an awful lot, but I don’t have an official snap count, but 1 tackle, 1 assist. He’s not Tim Bowens trying to eat up 2 blockers, he’s a penetrating beast that eats RB’s in the backfield, and drags down QB’s by their locks, but not Sunday. I think Suh was spectating along Sheppard, or maybe he’s a big fan of Jordan Phillips, and wants to see more of him.
OK, enough of the bad, let’s take a look at some of the good!
Jarvis Landry is the man, and I couldn’t have been more wrong with my criticism of selecting him in the 2nd RD. He’s my favorite player on the Dolphins, and if I were to buy a jersey (I’m NOT!!!), it would be his. He is a pleasure to watch every week, and I’m more impressed each time I see him play.
Reshad Jones was everywhere, and although he didn’t get an INT or a sack, he was making tackles all over the field, and yes they were tackles the LB’s SHOULD have made.
Brice McCain got his first INT in Miami, and although I had hoped Jamar Taylor would start, and maybe he will down the line, McCain played well enough. Grimes also got us an INT, and that’s what we expect from him, and he came through. We didn’t killed through the air, especially considering the lack of pass rush.
Jordan Cameron can make catches down the field. The last time we had a guy like him (NO, it wasn’t Charles Clay), was probably David Martin. If he can stay healthy, and he did take a couple of hard shots last week, he can be a good guy for Tanny to have.What a great diving catch he made!
Millertime looked good when we finally decided to actually give him the ball. 13 carries, 53 yards, but why we continue to not give him carries, i’ll never understand it. We could have 20 different OC’s, and MillerTime will STILL get 15 max carries a game. Baffling!
Did I mention that Landry is the man? Great job receiving, and his PR won us the game last week. When all else fails, look to Juice to get it done!
Really surprised to so much of Rishard Matthews. Not that it’s a bad thing, I was just surprised how much we saw Rishard, and how little we featured Greg Jennings and even more so, Kenny Stills.
Go Hot Dog! Franks didn’t miss, nailing his only FG attempt!
Darr averaged 43.5 yards per kick, and left one inside the 20, with a long of 63. Good job!
LaMike is NOT LaBron. Good Luck LaMike!
Fede looked good in the D-line rotation, playing more than expected with Vernon injured.
The O-line, I’m not going to kill them, but they weren’t great. They’re going to need to be a whole lot better when we face better defensive fronts than the Washington Redskins, that’s for sure. Face them we will too, because we have 2 games against the Bills, 2 against the Jets, 2 against the Patriots (Not that the Pats front 7 is so great, but they usually give us fits), 1 against the Texans, and 1 against the Ravens (losing Suggs hurts them, we’ll see how Za’Darius Smith fares). 3 sacks from the Deadskins = a lot more from most of the other teams I just named.
I really want to see our defense look scary to their opponents. They looked scary to me, and in not in a good way, but I want the Jaguars to be talking on the sidelines like “How can we stop those guys, they’re relentless?” I want them shaking their heads in disbelief as the sacks pile up, as well as the turnovers. I want our defense to be imposing!
I want our QB to look like an ALL-Pro, not an also ran. He can be better, he has to climb to that level. Not that he was bad last week, he wasn’t, he just wasn’t great either. Do it!
I want the real Ndamukong Suh led defense to take the field, and I want to see Cam Wake and Vernon reap the benefits of having Suh on the line.
I want us to be DEVASTATING! Do it!
And now for the babe of the week . . .