Well, thanks to the Dolphins generous defense, we managed to make RB Adrian Peterson look like AP circa 2014. Peterson ran over and around our defense to the tune of 118 yards on 23 carries for a healthy 5.1 YPC. That’s more than half his season output. Ah, it wasn’t just the defense that smelled bad, the offense was worse. Josh Rosen looked confounded by the Redskins pass rush and wasn’t up to the task on Sunday. I have no problem with Coach Flores naming Rosen the starter and then pulling him from the game. Just because he named him the starter doesn’t mean he’s not accountable for his play. He was awful and deserved to be pulled, and for what it was worth, Fitzpatrick handled the offense better than Rosen. We all knew this season was going to be ugly but many of us thought the Dolphins had a decent shot to beat the Redskins in our house.
Now the schedule becomes difficult again with a trip north to Buffalo. Buffalo’s defense is heads and shoulders better than the Redskins so that game in Orchard Park will be even more challenging for young Josh Rosen. Hopefully our game plan has him up to speed. This past week it was RB Mark Walton who got some action and he looked pretty good doing so. Drake and Ballage both took a back seat to Walton in production as Walton lead the team with 75 yards rushing and receiving combined. Drake got more action in the 2nd half with Fitzpatrick as the short passing game was used often. I saw us using 6 OL a few times to no avail, and I also multiple TE formations. Our O-line is bad folks, and it may look worse against an aggressive Bills defense.
Hey, whaddaya know, our defense got no sacks this past week! No Taco time? Charles Harris remains sackless! Read that as you like. 🙂 I realized the most painful thing about watching the game in the stadium is you can’t change the channel on the 4 big screens. Oh how I wished that I could!