Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Dolphins Vs Jets

Hello Darkness my old friend – Simone & Garfunkel

The New York Jets manhandled the Miami Dolphins in their 20-6 loss on Sunday.

From lack of rhythm to the Jets’ derailing of the Jay Train — Miami’s 49 yards of total offense heading into the second half was just a small taste of what was to come in the second half.

On offense, Jay Cutler struggled to connect with his receivers throughout the game until the final drive, and this included failing to convert their first eight third-down opportunities. Cutler finished his second appearance for the dolphins competing 26-of-44 for 220 yards one interception and a last second touchdown to DeVante Parker.

Defensively, unless Josh McCown becomes MVP this season, the Dolphins pass-defense has problems. It is as simple as that. CB Byron Maxwell, once again, struggled on 3rd down, and his back-up, Alterraun Verner, didn’t do much better – giving up a 69-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson.

Overall, the Miami Dolphins played atrocious. Miami’s offense is far too talented to put up six points against a team that allowed the most points (66) in the NFL after two games. From gameplan to gameplay, Adam Gase & Co. were completely outmatched in Week 3.

Miami will travel to London to play the New Orleans Saints In week-4.

The Good

DeVante Parker –

It’s hard to give kudos to anyone in such a piss-poor display of football, but here goes. DeVante Parker turned up the tempo in garbage-time.

Parker caught 8-of-10 targets for 76 yards and a last second touchdown. While four of his eight total catches came within the final drive the sheer fact that Parker was the only player to score a touchdown places him in the “good Category”.

The Bad

Cody Parkey –

After an outstanding Week 2 performance which included a 50+ yard winning FG, Parkey missed an extra point. While it may seem to be nitpicking and the point meant nothing to whether the Dolphins won or lost, it was a horrible way to end a terrible game.

Hopefully this doesn’t hurt Parkey’s chances in 2020.

The Ugly

Second Half Offense –

At minute mark 2:23 in the 3rd quarter the Miami Dolphins offense had accumulated -2 yards of total offense.

Writers note*

I’ve covered the Miami Dolphins for three years now and truly, but this was a real low. I believe in Adam Gase, the culture he’s built, and the coaching staff he’s put together underneath him. That being said — get your sh*t together!

Not only were the Miami Dolphins outplayed, they were out coached. The offense got stagnate and the defense got tired. Next week will be a giant barometer of how this team handles a tough loss.

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