Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/11/12

Last week: 27 (+0)

Record: 0-1

Maybe starting a rookie quarterback with 19 collegiate starts will prove to be the right move in the long run, but for now, it’s really stifling their offense, especially with no one at the wide receiver position who can create separation. Tannehill’s 20 for 36 for 219 yards and 3 interception performance is going to be pretty common for him this season and while they have talent defensively, there’s only so long a defense can hold them if the offense can’t stay on the field. Eventually they get worn down and give up plays. You saw it this weekend. You simply can’t consistently win games in the NFL if one of your units is playing as poorly as the Dolphins’ offense figures to play this season. You need some balance.

Studs

LT Jake Long: Allowed 0 sacks, quarterback hits, or quarterback pressures on 40 pass block plays, run blocked for 19 yards on 4 carries, 1 penalty

DT Randy Starks: 2 sacks and 3 quarterback hits on 21 pass rush snaps, 3 tackles and 4 stops on 24 run snaps

LE Cameron Wake: 2 quarterback hits and 2 quarterback pressures on 26 pass rush snaps, 2 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 missed tackle, 2 stops on 31 run snaps

SS Reshad Jones: 5 solo tackles and 1 stop on 35 run snaps, did not allow a completion on 1 attempt, 1 quarterback pressure on 1 blitz

RB Marcus Thigpen: 5 kickoff returns for 137 yards (27.4 per), 2 punt returns for 76 yards (38.0 per), 1 punt return touchdown

Duds

RT Jonathan Martin: Allowed 1 sack and 4 quarterback pressures on 40 pass block plays, run blocked for 2 yards on 1 carry

RB Daniel Thomas: 11 yards (6 after contact) on 3 carries, 1 fumble, 1 catch for 32 yards on 2 targets, 1 drop, allowed 2 quarterback pressures on 4 pass block snaps

LG Richie Incognito: Allowed 1 sack and 2 quarterback pressures on 40 pass block plays, run blocked for 14 yards on 2 carries, 2 penalties

QB Ryan Tannehill: 20 for 36 for 219 yards, 3 interceptions, 2 throw aways, 2 batted passes, 3 drops, 59.0 adjusted QB rating, -1 rushing yard (0 after contact) on 2 carries, 1 fumble

WR Legedu Naanee: 0 catches on 2 attempts on 12 pass plays, 2 interceptions when thrown to

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