You didn’t see me…
It’s me…Colonpokey…but I’ve been hiding, like the Dolphins offense this season
You almost saw me. Some of you might have felt like you met me after the fist half against the Falcons.
It must have seemed to most of you that you were sure to get pokied after watching another scoreless half against the Falcons.
If you are counting, that’s 3 total offensive points by the Dolphins in the first 5 games this season. And that is pathetic. On Sunday, some most of you were furious – what a horrible first half…same old Dolphins offense…what is Gase doing?!?!?
Actually to be fair: Jay Ajayi had a pretty good first half. Ajayi, who has been running hard all season continued that trend against the Falcons in the first half.
Ajayi actually finished the game with 130 yards rushing on 26 carries.
But Ajayi’s strong first half almost made the pain of the first half offense worse! The passing offense was nowhere to be found and just when the Dolphins were driving late in the first half – Jay Cutler threw a horrible interception.
There haven’t been a lot of good moments for Jay Cutler this season – and the first half of the Falcons game was no different.
The Dolphins went to the half down 17 – 0. It looked certain to be a blow out loss.
But then the second half happened. The Dolphins defense would not give up a point in the 2nd half.
The Dolphins defense is one of two NFL defenses to not allow 20 or more in game this season.
At this point – are any of you surprised by the defensive stellar play.
What was surprising was that the Dolphins offense woke up. Jay Cutler threw 2 second half touchdowns. One to Kenny Stills who finished with 4 catches for 49 yards and the other on a nifty play to Jarvis Landry.
Speaking of Landry, the heart and soul of the Dolphins helped convert a critical 3rd down late in the game with his patented scrappiness.
What can you say about Landry and Ajayi – they bring it every week!
And so far, the 2017 Dolphins defense also brings it every week!
Matt Ryan finished the game with 248 yards and only 1 touchdown. The Falcons collectively ran for 100 total rushing yards – but a lot of this yards were on a few big plays.
Impressively Julio Jones was held under 100 yards receiving. Xavier Howard deserves a lot of credit for helping shut Jones down. But Howard’s rookie counterpart Cordrea Tankersley played well and helped set up the game winning interception by Reside Jones.
But it wasn’t just the Dolphins secondary. It was the contributions of the usual: Wake, Suh and Kiko.
And the contributions of the newcomers as well: Timmons and Hayes.
This defense can play!
Speaking of playing, I hear some of you are planning on having some fun next week at the fest!
This is the first fest against the jests and I’m sure most of you are excited to make some noise.
I can’t make it myself…
I’m going diving…