Behind Enemy Lines: Miami Dolphins

The Giants Beat's Josh Fyffe goes behind enemy lines to ask Dolphin Report's Eric Roddy five burning questions about the Miami Dolphins.

Josh Fyffe | TheGiantsBeat.com

1) Devante Parker caught his first career touchdown pass a week ago, should the Giants expect to see him incorporated in the Dolphins offensive game plan? And has this season been a disappointment for the 14th overall pick?

Eric Roddy | DolphinReport.com

Parker is just now back to 100%, and has already been incorporated as a starting wide receiver for the Dolphins with Rishard Matthews out for the year. The Dolphins' offense has struggled as of late, but Parker has been a bright spot, with two TD's over his last three games. He should continue to play an integral part of the offense for the rest of the season, and can turn his rookie year around in the closing four games. 

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2) Who are the Dolphins offensive and defensive X-Factors heading into their matchup against the Giants?

Eric Roddy | DolphinReport.com

Offensively, you have to watch out for RB Lamar Miller. When Miller rushes the ball for at least 13 times in a game, the Dolphins are 5-0. Dan Campbell has committed to running the football, and Miller is the go-to guy. Defensively, safety Reshad Jones is playing a Pro Bowl level, with multiple pick-six interceptions while leading the team in tackles. Jones can turn in a game in a single play. 

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3) Should the Dolphins expect Dan Campbell at the helm next season or is it likely that they pick a new head coach in the offseason?

Eric Roddy | DolphinReport.com

Barring a miraculous five game win streak to end the season, I don't think the team will stick with Campbell moving forward. He lacks experience as anything other than a positions coach, but his fire and intensity could signal another shot at a head coaching job in the future. I just don't think it is the right time or place for Campbell right now. 

Josh Fyffe | TheGiantsBeat.com

4) What is hindering Ryan Tannehill to be an elite quarterback and is it unlikely that he will ever reach that status or is there strong organizational and fan-base support for the 4th year pro? 

Eric Roddy | DolphinReport.com

Part of Tannehill's struggles thus far in his career has been his lack of consistency, both at the offensive line and at the head coach and offensive coordinator positions. Monday night's game against the Giants marks just the second game in which Tannehill will have the ability to audible at the line of scrimmage. His deep ball is improving, and if the Dolphins ever open up their offense and throw the ball down the field behind an adequate offensive line, I think we could see Tannehill make the leap. 

Josh Fyffe | TheGiantsBeat.com

5) Who has been the biggest offensive and defensive success stories this season for the Dolphins? 

Eric Roddy | DolphinReport.com

Jarvis Landry, the second year pro out of LSU, would be the best player on the field for any other team besides this Miami offense. He is a true playmaker who plays to the whistle each down and fights for yards after the catch. Defensively, Reshad Jones has become the leader and MVP of this defense. Ndamukong Suh has played well, but flies under the radar without a true pass rusher like Cameron Wake beside him. 


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