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

Cocaine is a hell of a drugRick James

The Miami Dolphins became one of the first teams in four seasons to only score three offensive touchdowns in four games. Additionally, according to Yahoo Sports, Miami became the first team since the 2004 Cleveland Browns to not score an offensive touchdown in the first half after five games. In short…the Dolphins offense has been lackluster and the season on a whole has been strange. This week was no different.

Miami Dolphins’ offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned after a video surfaced showing the 56-year old snorting a white powdery substance (cocaine) right before “going to a meeting.”

Sidebar: The Dolphins offense averaged under 75 yards a game rushing in this time.

Welcome to rehab.

On offense, Jay Cutler completed 19-of-33 passes for 151 yards, two touchdowns and one interception(76.7 passer rating). While the start was rough, his second half completions of 11-of-19 passes and a pair of passing touchdowns prove this offense MAY have some potential. Let’s also not forget Smokin’ Jay is only as good as the people he throws to, and finally the Juice got loose.
After calling out fans last week for chants of, “We Want Moore” Jarvis Landry came alive in Week 6.

 

Landry, recorded 8 receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. The 24 year old also recorded his first back-to-back games with touchdowns since 2014.

Defensively, the Dolphins are a juggernaut. While giving up a 17-0 halftime lead — let’s not forgot this is the same Falcons team that blew a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl! But that’s beside the point. Defensive Coordinator Matt Burke held nothing back, bringing multiple pressures and packages, which lead to Cameron Wake’s fourth consecutive sack this season.

The season has not been pretty. It’s not been fun. It’s been hurricane tested, messy, sloppy, injury riddled, and cocaine fueled. But….the Dolphins, despite that, are still ok at 3-2 (3rd in the AFC East). Next week Miami faces a Jets defense that held them to six points only 3 weeks ago.

Will they crack under the pressure?

Sorry for all the cocaine jokes…..

The Good

Jay Ajayi –

The Miami Dolphins are 9-0 when Jay Ajayi carries for at least for at least 75 yards. If that doesn’t show just how much the Dolphins rely on the run game — i don’t know what will!
The Jay Train finished the game rushing for 130 yards on 26 carries (5.0 YPC) boosting an offense that managed only 222 yards of total offense against a struggling Saints defense just a few short weeks ago.

While I’ve only covered the Dolphins for 3 seasons now, it seems very simple: rush 20+ times per games, win said game. It can’t be that easy….can it?

Reshad Jones-

Thank Mr. Jones for this win.

Jones recorded five tackles and two assists on the day, and most importantly sealed the Miami Dolphins win with an interception in enemy territory.

The Bad

Mike Pouncey  –

Mike Pouncey not returning to the game in Week 6, which isn’t good for a struggling offensive line. Adam Gase’s after game announcement confirmed the worst. Pouncey has been placed into concussion protocol. While easily a top-5 center in the NFL, his health is a giant problem due to lack of cap in the coming seasons. With the possibility of multiple weeks missed, don’t be surprised if the former Florida Gator standout finds the door in Miami next season.

The Ugly

Cocaine Chris – 

The resignation of Chris Foerster is no laughing matter….. but this shirt very much is.

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