Dolphins-Jags breakdown

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  1. nick1

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    Jags offense vs. Dolphins defense

    The Jags will want to run the ball alot with their very potent combo of Taylor and Jones. While the Dolphins stop the run well they haven't faced an attack so potent. They should slow the combo but not completely stop them. If the Jags keep it close they can stick with the run and will have more success. Garrard is mobile so the Dolphins will have to keep him in check by containing him in the pocket. he isn't the best passer but has the WRs. the height difference in the match-ups is overwhelmingly in the Jags favor. So the safeties will have to help out in coverage often. the TE Lewis is the X factor, he has enormous size and could go off big time if not accounted for.

    Jags defense vs. Dolphins offense

    The Jags have a top rush defense and the Dolphins have no Ronnie Brown. sounds like alot of passing to me. Miami just wants to stay away from Mathis, the guy can cover very well and will make Chambers a minimum factor. The absence of Donovan Darris will be big for the Dolphins. without him the middle of the field will be more open for McMichael. He should be a big factor who the Jags will try and take away. Booker is playing well as of late and the ailing DBs of Jacksonville will have trouble with him, Joey should get him the ball often.

    Dolphins 17, Jaguars 10
     
  2. SoDakDolfan

    SoDakDolfan Land Locked Dolfan

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    I can live with that!
     
  3. Miami1

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    If Joey can get hot early in the game, and hit some passes, they will loosen up that D and then Morris can hopefully pound the ball and hit some holes and get some decent yards
     
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    The Score sounds Reasonable
     
  5. Nick13

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    hmm, i think the final is going to be:

    Dolphins: 20 Jags: 17

    i think that we are going to have problems on offense if we cant run the ball, and that looks like its going to be the case in this game. however, i think we can beat them through the air, i think that if Joey can get us 1 TD through the air and have zero turnovers, we'll win. i think the defense will account for a score in this one as well, and we'll win the field position battle allowing us to capitalize on two FG's. i think Jax is going to pound it at us and will probably find the endzone at some point on the ground. it all comes down to turnovers, if we can have zero in this game, we'll win, anything more than that, and we lose. unless Jason Taylor decides to go all Hulk-like and ends up with 4 sacks, 2 FF, a FR, an INT and a TD.
     
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    me too. i can go for 21-10 also!
     
  7. Phinz420

    Phinz420 The Resident Hitman

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    I know Jax has a tough Rush D, but I still want to see Sammy pound the rock in there and earn us some ground yardage. I dont want to see Joey out there having to make every first down by himself, that would be a recipe for disaster against this D.
     
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    This will be a tough game. Jax has 3 giants at wideout that could pose serious issues for our secondary. One Roy Williams was tough to cover until they started to double him. These 3 guys are just as big. Hopefully the Phins can get to Gerrard early and pressure him into bad throws.

    I think the the dolphins run game will be ineffective if they just go at the tackles. This may actually be the week when a Mularkey fancy fart play creates some offense. Otherwise, I expect more of the short quick passes with Welker and Booker moving the chains.

    My crystal ball says: Phins 17, Jags 14
     
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    I say we'll probably stack the box, and make Gerrard beat us. Which should work out in our favor. It we dont effectively stop the run, we lose. I hate to say it. I think Jax takes it 17-13.
     
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    Don't underestimate Matt Jones. He can cause some problems in the secondary with his size and hands.
     
  11. NawlinsBucFan

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    I said it in another thread, but I don't know if there is a better pair of run stopping DTs in the league than Stroud and Henderson. If you guys want to run, Mularky(?) better call some tosses to try and get Morris on the outside. And don't be mad if you see a lot of screens and dump offs. Those are high % throws that work like extended handoffs and could take some pressure off.




    Of course, you guys knew that already.....
     
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    I think the Vikings have the best pair of DTs right now, but I don't think that the Jags are far behind. Either way though, it'll be an extremely tough time running up the middle as you state.
     
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    Garrard can, and MAY JUST BEAT US...but the running you speak of will be Garrard himself, escaping our rush (around the outside), and busting it up the middle for 5-15 yards a clip.

    The key? Our LINEBACKERS have to stay home and not drift back into coverage 10 or 15 yards...otherwise, Garrard's eyes will light up and he'll take off...happens to us a lot when we drift off into a lull...
     

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