Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 10/25/11
It was the worst implosion in a season of them for the 0-6 Miami Dolphins. Up 15-7 with 25 seconds left in last Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, Miami's defense crashed and burned on two consecutive plays — first allowing a three-yard touchdown pass from Tim Tebow to Broncos tight end Daniel Fells, and then allowing Tebow to waltz right in for the tying two-point conversion. After those little disasters, a Broncos overtime win seemed a fait accompli, and that's what happened when kicker Matt Prater booted a 52-yard field goal with 7:29 left in the extra frame. One day after the 18-15 loss, several Dolphins defensive linemen were all too eager to throw defensive coordinator Mike Nolan under the bus for the personnel used on the two-point conversion. Most goal-line packages have more linemen than defensive backs, especially against a quarterback in Tebow who is more likely to run than pass in the red zone. But Nolan had nickel defenses on each play, even after the Dolphins c...
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