Throughout the game, injuries creped up on the Dolphins. As a result, key players where sidelined early which hurt the Dolphins for the entire game. Center Mike Pouncey, receiver Rishard Matthews, and defensive tackles Earl Mitchell and C.J. Mosley all went out to injuries.
That was the least of Miami’s problems. The offense was non-existent and the running game was dismal. Lamar Miller rushed five times for a total of two yards. WHAT…. Five rushes for two yards. A newborn baby can do better. Rookie Jay Ajayi decided to play receiver today instead of running back - he had four receptions for 52-yards. He also rushed three times for a whopping six yards. Holy cow! Our running game was not there today.
On a positive note, not all the offense was terrible. Some pluses on the stat line were Ryan Tannehill going 33 for 58 attempts for 351-yards, three touchdowns and one INT. Jarvis Landry and rookie wide receiver DeVante Parker were the highlights of the day for the Miami Dolphins. Landry had an outstanding game with 13 receptions for 165-yards and one touchdown. Parker had four receptions for 80-yards and a touchdown. Greg Jennings got his first touchdown of the year, wish it was to put the Dolphins in the win column but it was not even a factor.
Jarvis Landry continues week in and week out to be a pro-bowl selection this year. He has already proven his worth; hope the Dolphins record for the year does not impact his chances.
On the defensive side, it was the same outcome week after week. Miami cannot stop the run. Teams know this, and teams exploit this. New York Jets running back Chris Ivory rushed on the Dolphins defense 21 times for 87-yards and one touchdown. Former Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall had a field day going for 131-yards on nine receptions and stinging Miami for two touchdowns.
What more can I say about these last couple of games Fins fans. The Miami Dolphins cannot put a total offensive and defensive game together. They are committing too many errors to compete at the level of their competition. Do not get me started on Ryan Tannehill and his centers not being able to complete a snap without messing it up at least three times a game.
As a true Fins fan, it is so hard to continue to watch the downfall of my team year after year. I do not think a change of the head coach is the answer, right now…but honestly, who really knows what the answer is to fix my Miami Dolphins for the better.
BREAKING NEWS: The Miami Dolphins have released Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor, and have promoted QB coach Zac Taylor to OC for the remainder of the season.