It is week 6 in the NFL and the Miami Dolphinsare sitting in last place in the AFC East with an under achieving record of 1-3. The Dolphins have recently made some coaching changes with the firing of Joe Philbin and Kevin Coyle. Dan Campbell, the tight ends coach, is now the interim head coach and Lou Anarumo, the defensive backs coach, is now the defensive coordinator.
After coming off a bye week and many changes to their coaching staff I expect Miami to be a little rusty when they take the field against the Tennessee Titans this weekend. There is a new game plan involved and the players are just getting used to it. As far as the game plan goes no position changes have been made, but there could be some different plays called. On the defensive side I expect Miami to be smart and have a more balanced attack to keep the best passing offensive in the league guessing the whole game. Its simple and must be done, Miami has to run the ball and run it efficiently otherwise the Dolphins will be chasing the Titans the whole game, which is what Miami’s whole season has been about and it has not worked out for them. Miami must not dig themselves into a hole. They need to take the lead early and keep it.
As far as Miami’s defense goes there wont be many changes at all. There will a few little things here and there, but that’s about it. The defensive line, which has been the part of the defense that has struggled the most, will remain the same with Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake leading it. It seems that the defense is now on the same page and from Miami’s first four games; it was obvious their chemistry off. If the defense looks to be on the same page this Sunday I think they could really bother Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and force him into making some tough throws.
I really think Dan Campbell can turn this Dolphins program around just like Jason Garrett did for the Dallas Cowboys after the firing of Wade Phillips. Dan Campbell has split the offense and defense up so they will be more competitive during practice and his players seem to respond to him with a positive attitude. The Dolphins can comeback from this slow start and a team like Tennessee who is also 1-3 is the perfect team to get a win from. I’m not saying this is going to happen, but I really like what Coach Campbell has done with the team so far. I’m going to take Miami in a statement win, 24 to 6.