Dolphins 24, Jaguars 3 - The Good, The Bad and The Uglyhttp://www.phinfever.com/newsite/index. ... 0&Itemid=1
Written by Rich Rodriguez
Monday, 17 December 2012
Ryan Tannehill - possibly his best statistical day as a pro. Tannehill completed an astounding 78% of his passes for 220 yards and two TDs. He finished with a quarterback rating of 123.2, his highest of the season. He also contributed 52 yards with his legs, basically accounting for 70% of the Dolphins yards from scrimmage. If Tannehill wants to offer a glimmer of hope for the future, now's the time. He's an "arrow up" player right now, although he's definitely had his fluctuations all year long.
Reggie Bush - his best game in a while with 104 yards on the ground and a long of 53.
Anthony Fasano - his best game in a while as well, with 6 catches for 56 yards and 1 TD, as well as a reception on a 2 point conversion. Where has this been all season?
Brian Hartline - congratulations to Hartline on a 1000 yard season. This has been a breakout year for Hartline, who has shown improvement every season. The one negative was the dropped touchdown. Hartline has had a couple of these this season and his stats would look a lot better if he had hauled those touchdowns in.
Chris Clemons had a nice day from the safety spot, coming up with 10 tackles.
Kevin Burnett contributed 8 tackles and a sack.
Jared Odrick continues to show up late in the season, sacking Henne one time and getting 3 QB hits on him. Odrick has 3 sacks in the past four games after getting 2 sacks in the first 10 games.
Not a lot of bad in this game, just the Ryan Tannehill fumble. Not much to complain about when you win 24-3.
I guess the ugly fact here is that we played a very bad team, well on their way to the 1st overall pick in the draft. But a win is a win.
Even though the Dolphins are not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, they are more than likely sitting at home during the post season. Some fans argue this is the time to tank games and get better draft position, but others probably feel they want to see the team show some improvement going into next season. At this point, the games really are meaningless for the Dolphins, but from my point of view the one important thing is how Tannehill does. If he can finish the year out strong, it will build his confidence and his standing in the locker room.
Let's see how he does the last two weeks of the season.