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This wasn't the outcome the Miami Dolphins had in mind versus the New Orleans Saints. For most Dolfans hovering over Twitter, this wasn't the type of lame duck performance they were looking for. Not to mention, the Dolphins fans in Miami who are deliberating to buy an economical 3 game flex-pack to watch the Dolphins or a 10 game pack to watch the Heat.
Recapping the game quarter by quarter, here were the big things that stood out.
First Quarter: Dolphins answer Saints first drive with a drive of their own. Connecting with Mike Wallace and then later a zone read play with quarterback Ryan Tannehill taking off for 26 yards and putting the ball in Saints territory. Dolphins on defense played porous and allowed the Saints' running back Darren Sproles to be the leading pass catcher in yardage.
Second Quarter: Dolphins cut the lead down from 14-3 with a pretty swing pass to running back Marcus Thigpen only to be tackled inside the 10. The Dolphins f...
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Let’s not get too excited about Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins just yet.
It’s rare for a team who went on a spending spree during free agency to start off well, but give credit to the Dolphins.
Despite the fast start, don’t believe the hype and here’s why.
Reason 1: The offensive line
Ryan Tannehill has been sacked a league-leading 14 times in only three games...
The Ravens are looking to trade left tackle Bryant McKinnie now that they’re in the process of finalizing their trade for his replacement, Eugene Monroe, from the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to league sources. Bryant McKinnie is 34, and has his fair share of injuries. Today he participated in the Ravens’ walkthrough practice, but his status remains unresolved. Whether […]
Tonight, the Miami Dolphins will face the New Orleans Saints, and both teams are undefeated. When you look at the Saints roster, the thing that scares you the most is their tight end. Jimmy Graham is an animal and has been tearing up teams left and right. What the Dolphins will need to do to […]
The Miami Dolphins' first loss of the season makes their deficiencies look a lot more glaring.
Pass protection is poor. Turnovers are a problem for Ryan Tannehill. He's struggling to mesh with $60 million receiver Mike Wallace. The ground game tends to disappear. The defense turns soft on third down. And the secondary is shaky, especially when it comes to covering tight...
While tonight's matchup serves as a litmus test for the Miami Dolphins, the New Orleans Saints have the division secure by two games over their rival the Atlanta Falcons.
The Dolphins absolutely need to play more than well in order to win the game.
Here are three keys collectively for the offense and defense:
1. Quarterback play must be superb:
Monday night's big win was tough on Saints cornerback and New Orleans native Keenan Lewis in a personal way as he faced off against his childhood best friend for the first time ever.
Lewis and Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace have been close since they were 5 years old, played together at O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans, then again as Pittsburgh Steelers for four...
There are many points to be made about Monday night’s Miami Dolphins game, which readily come to mind without getting too deep into stats and analysis. First, let us not forget that this is a team has been and continues to be plagued by injuries, and not just to borderline players, but to some of our best, specifically, Wake, Soliai, and Patterson. There were others who were...
BY SEAN DONOVANNo quarterback has been sacked this season more than the Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill, and his Week 4 opponent has taken notice.The Dolphins travel to New Orleans in preparation for a Monday night matchup with the Saints, whose defense has singled out Tannehill's inconsistent protection as an area to focus on."We're definitely chomping at the bit...
Too often this season, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has turned around at the end of a play only to find Ryan Tannehill sprawled on the turf.
''If he keeps getting hit like that, he won't last too long,'' Pouncey said. ''That's something we have to correct. We've got to keep him on his feet.''
While better pass protection might keep...
The Miami Dolphins hopes of continuing the 2013 season undefeated were thwarted by an elite quarterback and a raucous crowd in the Superdome Monday night. Drew Brees using his patented pump fakes left the Miami defense guessing wrong all night. Miami’s Ryan Tannehill could not match Brees, faltering with 4 turnovers leading to two New Orleans scores.
Poor play calling early...
Twice in the second quarter, Ryan Tannehill had the ball in his hands with the chance to give Miami a first-half lead and quiet the Superdome crowd.
Both times, the young Dolphins quarterback turned it over, the crowd went wild and the Saints cashed in.
Tannehill fumbled the ball away once and threw three interceptions, which wasn't nearly good enough to keep pace with Drew...
The Miami Dolphins had a chance to enter the national conversation.
That will have to wait.
The Dolphins, playing their biggest game since a 2008 playoff affair, could have gone to 4-0 with a win Monday night at New Orleans. Alas, they lost 38-17.
Turnovers started the onslaught. The Dolphins had little margin of error, and they had two pivotal turnovers in the first half that...
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco are both likely eager to get back on the field after Week 4 losses.
They probably just want it to hurt a little less when they square off Sunday in Miami.
Tannehill has been sacked a league-high 18 times, including four in Monday night's 38-17 loss to New Orleans, and the Ravens' 23-20...
DAVIE, Fla. -- Offensive linemen only have one statistic anybody really eyes. So you want it to look good.
Unfortunately for those on the Miami Dolphins, it's a sad stat of affairs.
The Dolphins are last in the NFL in having allowed 18 sacks for 113 lost yards. The latest shaky showing was giving up four in Monday night's 38-17 loss at New Orleans.
"It's a high...
The Miami Dolphins are in a position they may or may not have thought they would be at the first corner post of the season.Three wins, possibly looking at four and challenging New England for the top spot in the AFC East and one of the top spots in the NFL makes them a target all other franchises are aiming at.Coming to New Orleans to continue an unbeaten streak is a pretty tall...