Tannehill, who stayed till late in the first half had scoring passes of 13 and three yards to Kenny Stills. Tannehill led another drive that accumulated 5 yards and ended on downs. He would finish the game with 12 of 20 for 162 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball , the Miami Dolphins had way too many mistakes and it ended up costing them. Twice in the game, the Dolphins had two penalties that were either person fouls or unsportsmanlike conduct calls. Miami had a total of 10 penalties for 79 yards.
Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and end Mario Williams didn’t make an impact in their preseason debuts for the Dolphins. The Defense ended up allowing a whopping 433 yards. End Cameron Wake was held out and never saw the field tonight.
The Dolphins as a whole couldn’t get anything started for the entire game. LG Laremy Tunsil looked shaky for the get go, Tannehill was sacked on third down on the opening possession and the Running game of the Dolphins was non-existent with an average of 3.2 yards per carry in the first half. My Golden Retriever puppy (Ozzy) could have busted through the line for more yards.
As for the running game competition, I think we will have to wait till next week to determine a winner. As of this week, Jay Ajayi carried six times for 19 yards, and Arian Foster had minus-5 yards on two carries in his first action since tearing his Achilles tendon last season.
On the injury front, Miami Dolphins journeyman Backup quarterback Matt Moore was hit in the head while sliding by linebacker James Morris, who was penalized on the play. Moore left the game and was evaluated for a concussion.
After the game Head Coach Adam Gase said. “On defense, we just got to do a better job of stopping the run.” Gase also went on to say “We just got to get some negative plays, get our hands on some balls and when we do, we have to finish it with a turnover.”
To me this is preseason talk for its high time to pull those shorts up and time to get a little dirty and execute on all levels. To win in the NFL, you have to start the winning process in the preseason.