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2015 Dolphins Draft Picks
Kenyan Drake had a monster game with 96 total yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.
Xavien Howard keeps having a terrific season. Two big time interceptions in a span of 30 seconds of game time. That puts him at 5 for the season and tied for second place. He should definitely be in Pro Bowl consideration.
Being in position to win this game, the offense and defense were both ineffective in the 4th quarter. The offense couldn't pick up first downs in crunch time and the defense couldn't prevent them. Whether it was missed assignments or stupid penalties. These issues continue to permeate throughout the team.
The 4th quarter playcalling was putrid. Up 10, the Dolphins decide to pass on first and second down and barely eat up any clock. Understanding the situation can often times be the difference between winning and losing. This team seems to do a poor job of understanding the situation. This points to poor gameday coaching.
While Tannehill is clearly better than Brock Osweiller and his numbers look good on paper (119.4 rating), you can see the difference between him and Andrew Luck. When pressured, Tannehill rolls out and gets rid of the ball, which is decent game management football. When pressured, Andrew Luck hangs tough in the pocket, finds a gap, keeps looking downfield and makes critical plays, which is franchise quarterback football.
The Dolphins are on the outside looking in for a playoff spot. Aside from the 8-3 Patriots, their remaining competition is 17-26. That being said, this team is capable of losing against anybody. They have not had a single WOW game this season, where everything is clicking. This team is simply too inconsistent to expect them to make the playoffs.
Next week, the Dolphins face the Bills. Their defense has played well this season while their offense may be worst than Miami's. It is a game Miami should win, but it will probably be another close, ugly game.