- Fins beat Steelers on final play Antonio Brown steps out of bounds at the 13 yard line, sealing the Fins' win
- Fins shut down Jets Miami's defense dominates in a 23-3 victory at New York
- Fins hold off Chargers Brent Grimes' last second deflection sealed Miami's victory
- Fins lose lead and game to Bucs Stupid penalties and missed tackles put the Fins season in doubt
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1) WR Mike Wallace vs. CB Ike Taylor.
Mike Sherman would be wise to use WR Mike Wallace’s speed to dictate matchups in this game. Wallace has caught fire over the last two weeks (12-209-2) as he continues to get more comfortable with QB Ryan Tannehill. CB Ike Taylor, 33, has been burnt repeatedly over the last several weeks and ranks 107/112 among CB’s by PFF. It would be in Sherman’s best interests to use Wallace both in the perimeter and in the slot.
2) CB Brent Grimes vs. WR Antonio Brown.
This matchup features two players in the middle of Pro Bowl caliber seasons. Brent Grimes recorded his fourth INT last week in a 23-3 blowout win against the Jets. Antonio Brown (85-1106-5) is not only QB Ben Roethlisberger’s favorite target, but the player GM Kevin Colbert gave a 5-year-$42-million dollar contract to instead of paying a steeper price for Wallace two years ago. Grimes will cover him for the majority of the game, but don’t be surprised if Nolan Carroll gets extended action on him.
3) NT Paul Soliai vs. C Cody Wallace.
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1) LT Bryant McKinnie and LG Sam Brenner vs. DE Greg Hardy and DT Star Lotulelei.
McKinnie and Brenner did a solid overall job on the left side in the Dolphins’ win over the Chargers last Sunday, but will be faced with larger tasks this week in Hardy and Lotulelei. Neutralizing Hardy and Lotulelei is key to setting the tone up front, but it won’t be an easy task. Hardy, ranked 7th out of 51 DE’s in the 4-3 by PFF, has 17 sacks in his last 23 games. Lotulelei has become the Panthers’ version of Paul Soliai, eating up double teams on the inside.
2) MLB Dannell Ellerbe vs. QB Cam Newton.
Dion Jordan spying Cam Newton is an obvious solution to this problem, but don’t hold your breath for this coaching staff to put those puzzle pieces together. Look for Ellerbe to shadow Newton in order to keep him inside the pocket.
3) WR Brian Hartline vs. CB Melvin White.
Kudos to undrafted rookie CB Melvin White for earning a starting job on a Panthers D that has allowed the fewest amount of points th Continue reading
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I’ll get to the bigger picture stuff at the end, but here are my observations from the Miami Dolphins’ disappointing Week 10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…
- If Ryan Tannehill was a western, he’d be The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He was able to find a rapport with slot man Rishard Matthews to the tune of 11 completions and two scores, but aside from that this was another disappointing and concerning performance. Even when he’s not pressured, Tannehill appears jittery in the pocket, he doesn’t even see open receivers and his accuracy beyond 10 yards might be among the worst in the NFL. He has no chemistry with Mike Wallace, constantly underthrowing him or leading him out of bounds. And another thing that just baffles me is his reluctance to use his legs even when an opportunity presents itself. Every broadcastwe hearabouthow Continue reading
1) CB Brent Grimes vs. WR Vincent Jackson.
Grimes is having a Pro Bowl caliber season as the team’s lock-down CB. He matches up extremely well with big, physical receivers like Vincent Jackson who can otherwise push around smaller NFL CB’s. Even on an 0-8 Bucs team, Jackson is on pace for 86 catches for 1268 and 8 TD’s.
2) RG John Jerry vs. DT Gerald McCoy.
Never thought I’d say it: RG John Jerry is playing well. PFF has graded Jerry positively in the last 3 games (+1, +1, +2.2), and has been critical to the team’s new found success on the ground. He faces a big challenge in All-Pro DT Gerald McCoy, one of the best two-way DT’s in the league. Jerry doesn’t have to dominate this matchup, but he does have to contain McCoy.
3) RT Tyson Clabo vs. DE Adrian Clayborn.
Shutting down Clayborn forces the Bucs to blitz LB’s Lavonte David and Mason Foster often, which frees up more Dolphins WR’s and TE’s into the secondary. 2011 1st Continue reading
The Miami Dolphins have suspended OG Rich Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team, specifically his harrasing treatment of OT Jonathan Martin. The suspension will be indefinitely, with teams sources reported to say that Incognito is done as a Miami Dolphin.
The move solidifies Martin’s argument about the negative culture in the Dolphins locker room.
The situation is still ongoing and further investigation is more than likely coming. The NFL may also impose punishment for violations of the personal conduct policy and/or other league rules and policies.
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