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The Good

It was nice to see Allen Hurns get a TD after his brutal injury in the Cowboys game.

Devante Parker and Preston Williams did a nice job getting open for Ryan Fitzpatrick and helped move the chains.

Raekwon McMillan continues to always be around the ball making tackles. I like what he brings to this defense. Jerome Baker and Sam Eguaveon made a few plays as well. While Pittsburgh ran right through Miami the LBs at least slowed some of the bleeding.

Miami dominated the first 25 minutes of the game and should have stepped on Pittsburgh's and Mason Rudolph's throat, but...

 

The Bad

As usual, this team cannot make halftime adjustments or carry any sort of momentum into the second half.

Turnovers continue to kill any chance at a victory. Nick O'Leary, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Mark Walton all contributed to that cause and unfortunately, Minkah Fitzpatrick was involved in both interceptions.

Mark Walton did not seize the opportunity to prove he can be Miami's running back of the future under the prime time lights. That ugly fumble was probably the second biggest momentum killer in the game.

 

The Ugly

What on earth was with the 3rd and 20 all-out blitz? Xavien Howard wasn't even within 10 yards of his man and it was an open highway for the momentum-changing TD. Calls like that are why people will continue to question whether some level of coaching is in on the tank.

The refs have become a problem. If the NFL doesn't slow down on the whistles you'll see some fans go from fanatic to more casual. It's not that the refs decided the game but you can't throw flags on every play.

How are Miami's coaches being figured out so easily via halftime adjustments? Seriously, what is going on? It is night and day, and no future college QB is going to save this situation.

The OL went back to being pathetic. I saw J'Marcus Webb, a 330 lb left tackle, get pancaked by 260 lb Bud Dupree. Jesse Davis continues to struggle at tackle and the rookies did nothing at guard. Perhaps this OL and the No Name Secondary are the answers as to why this team loses convincingly in the 2nd half of games.


Miami had this game and should have been up by 3 scores going into halftime. There is no excuse for giving up 27 straight points and losing like that. This was the opportunity to tell Chris Grier and his cowardly tank job to go pound sand, and they botched it on national TV. They just got one step closer to getting their precious Tua and driving fans like myself away from the team I've spent over 30 years cheering on.

The Good

Some of the young skill position talent is looking better. Mark Walton, Devante Parker and Mike Gesicki all made impressive plays. Parker may never be a #1 WR, but he's quietly putting up some stats this year.

The OL didn't embarrass themselves. A win?

I'm begrudgingly saying Ryan Fitzpatrick. I don't think he was anything special, but its the first time this year we saw a FULL GAME of mostly decent QB play.

Vince Biegel looks to be a keeper on defense.

 

The Bad

Untimely turnovers once again haunt Miami. Fitzpatrick's interception killed Miami's chance to get points and Preston Williams gave Buffalo a short field with his fumble.

 

The Ugly

Christian Wilkins letting his emotions get the best of him cost Miami some much needed help on the DL.

Miami can't seem to capitalize on opportunities. Just like coming out strong against LA, they had a chance to get a two score lead and blew it. There just isn't enough talent to get these guys over the hump.

Josh Rosen. Yup, he didn't play and we witnessed a guy on the other side take his team to a 5-1 record. Josh Allen was supposed to be bust material who couldn't read a defense and was inaccurate. He has had bad moments but his coaches put their faith in him. Rosen can't even beat out a veteran that no one else wants as a starter. It is a hard pill of reality to swallow.


I said earlier this week that a rivalry game would motivate Miami and it seemed to be true. They played much better than expected and made it at least entertaining. I officially have some faith that Brian Flores may do enough to stop Chris Grier's plot to simply draft Tua.

 

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