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2015 Dolphins Draft Picks
Frank Gore may have been the lone bright spot against the Packers... and of course the Dolphins underutilized him giving him only 15 touches on the day. Gore had 102 total yards from scrimmage on those 15 touches. The rest of the Dolphins offense produced 192 yards on 31 touches.
We can also give some credit to Robert Quinn, who produced 1.5 sacks and 3 QB hits. Aside from some complimentary pressure from Cam Wake, no one else really got close to Aaron Rodgers.
The defense was back to its old self, allowing 195 rushing yards on 25 carries (7.8 ypc). When a team can run the ball like that, they don't have to rely on the passing game. Although if they had to, Aaron Rodgers went ahead and chipped in 2 passing TDs and completed 67.8% of his passes.
Brock Osweiller is inept. He just is. He's absolutely petrified of pressure, hardly ever standing tough in the pocket and predictably rolling to his right when pressured. He struggles completing a pass that travels more than 10 yards in the air. Actually, he struggles being consistent at anything. At this point, we have nothing to lose by letting David Fales play a game because Osweiller is not a guy that will give you a shot.
The number of injuries on this team continues to grow. Almost all of the speed on offense is gone. The offensive line is literally all back ups. It looks unlikely that Tannehill will return, maybe ever. At this point, we seem to be more injured than the 2007 team. The strength and training department of this team needs to be looked at closely.
As I predicted on the boards, Green Bay was going to house Miami. Our defense cannot compete against elite quarterbacks, especially when allowing 7.6 ypc. Our offense is on a downward spiral. Two full games without a touchdown. I guess if you want to be delusional, you can say we scored 4 times and the Packers scored 5.
We may be the biggest 5-5 mirage ever. When you look at how our offense and defense play week to week, there is no hope that this team can pick up their game and make it into the playoffs. Oh look, Andrew Luck and the 3 game win streak Colts are next.
The Miami Dolphins travel to Green Bay this Sunday for a 1 PM game against the Packers. Vegas has the Dolphins as 10 point underdogs with a 47.5 over/under. In short, they think Green Bay will pound them.
Miami is coming off a pathetic offensive showing at home versus the Jets. They couldn't muster more than two field goals. Brock Osweiler is trending in the wrong direction and Adam Gase is riding 35 year old Frank Gore rather than featuring Kenyan Drake. Devante Parker is back on the injury report with knee issues. Reshad Jones' mysterious self benching coupled with Gase's shot at defensive coordinator Matt Burker was the cherry on top this week. This is setting up to be a disaster. Originally I thought Miami needed to be 6-4 heading into the bye for a shot at the playoffs and that would mean winning this game. Fortunately the imploding Jacksonville Jaguars may offer that chance in December rather than praying Miami can pull off this stunning upset.
Miami struggles against good QBs and Aaron Rodgers is among the best ever. He is not going to throw multiple interceptions to bail out Miami's defense. If anything he'll evade the rush, buy time and carve up the secondary who will be asked to do too much this week. The Packer offense ranks 6th in yards and 14th in points scored. They don't have a threatening ground game but Rodgers will more than make up for that with his receiving weapons which include Jimmy Graham, Geronimo Allison, Randall Cobb and of course the dominant Davante Adams. Adams already has 58 catches and 7 TDs on the season. Xavien Howard will need his A game to slow him down.
While Green Bay's defense is meh at best (16th in yards allowed, 21st in points allowed) are we to expect that Miami will generate anything against them? Their rushing defense is the Achilles heel so just maybe Miami's backs can help move the chains. But I imagine they'll force Osweiler to throw the ball and that will result in plenty of dead drives. Even Miami reporters are writing about Osweiler's continued inconsistent practices with bad accuracy. So much for that breath of fresh air from a month ago.
Miami only wins this game if Rodgers has a bad day and Jakeem Grant creates very short fields via the return game. Burke is coaching for his job and going up against Rodgers is probably the last thing he needs to save it. I looked up the forecast for Green Bay and it will be a chilly 37 degrees on Sunday. They are expecting snowfall out there tomorrow.
Again, this just has the makings of a disaster which will open the door for reevaluation and change during the bye week. The Packers are coming off consecutive road losses to the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. They'll be playing angry and trying to save their playoff hopes as they sit at 3-4-1 on the season. Expect a blood bath.
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