1. Contain Reggie Bush
- Without a doubt, Bush is the Dolphins’ most dangerous offensive player, a fact Bush proved with his 172 rushing yards and two scores against Oakland last week. With Bush playing effectively, teams aren’t able to key in on rookie QB Ryan Tannehill, allowing the Miami offense to maintain balance. If the Jets want to win, they’re going to have to stop the run, and put the game on Tannehill’s shoulders.
2. Attack with their passing game
- Miami actually has the top run defense in the NFL, in terms of yards-per-carry (2.1). Shonn Greene is rather ineffective anyways, so the Jets need to attack a weak Miami secondary. All three of the Jets’ starting receivers are capable of making big plays, so it is imperative for the Jets to get the ball into the hands of Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill.
3. Play smart
- This is a big reason why the Jets lost to Pittsburgh last week. Dumb, fundamental errors that cost them the game. Wrap up your tackles. Don’t let the quarterback extend the play (something that Tannehill is quite capable of). Don’t turn the ball over. Don’t get one-dimensional in any phase of the game. Simple things that the Jets need to do if they want to win this Sunday.
4. Pressure Ryan Tannehill
- At the end of the day, the Dolphins are still starting a rookie QB against a tenacious Rex Ryan defense. If the Jets can get after Tannehill early and rattle him with hits and sacks, it shouldn’t be too difficult to imagine that they can leave South Florida with a victory. If that’s going to happen, the Jets will need Quinton Coples and Muhammad Wilkerson to apply interior pressure, and finally pick up a sack, and have Aaron Maybin and newfound talent Garrett McIntyre (two sacks last week vs. the Steelers) to come off the edge and get after Tannehill.
By Arun Morace
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