wonderful take on yesterdays game

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by ItsOurTime32, Dec 11, 2006.

Welcome to FinHeaven Fans Forums! We're glad to have you here. Please feel free to browse the forum. We'd like to invite you to join our community; doing so will enable you to view additional forums and post with our other members.
    
VIP Members don't see these ads. Join VIP Now
  1. ItsOurTime32

    ItsOurTime32 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2006
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://sports-att.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=261210015

    This game was dominated by Miami, which shut out the Patriots for the first time since 2003. Miami pressured quarterback Tom Brady into a subpar day (four sacks, 78 yards passing) and several errant passes. Both New England tackles had a tough time blocking the Dolphins' defensive ends, especially Jason Taylor (above). Miami used a good balance of run (31) and pass (30) to keep the Patriots' defense off-balance. The Dolphins' defense forced three fumbles and an effective kicking game gave Miami good field position.




    rest of all the recap in the link
     
  2. WISfinfan13

    WISfinfan13 Enter at your own risk...

    Joined:
    Sep 2005
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  3. PhinGeneral

    PhinGeneral King of the Wild Frontier

    Joined:
    Jan 2006
    Messages:
    2,075
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    We ran a lot once we had a decent sized lead, so it technically wasn't as balanced as it's made to appear.
     
  4. feelthepain

    feelthepain A True Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 2004
    Messages:
    9,049
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gee, I sure haven't heard a lot of whining about MM lately. Infact in that article it said we used a nice balance of run and pass. What's been the difference??? The players not making mistakes and giving the games away, plain and simple.
     
  5. PHINANALYST

    PHINANALYST Seasoned Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 2005
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Bottom Line is that since the Johnson days .... our blueprint for success has been, balanced - run first, mistake free offense combined with a fast defense .... the only transition under Saban is the style of defense [big, tough], but the underlying blueprint is still the same [hence, why we still spend more draft picks on the defense side].

    Johnson couldn't achieve that consistently due to the RBs .... that's why Wanny went and got Ricky .... now we all know where that led us ... too bad, because Ricky 'could' have easily been the best RB ever to wear a PHIN uniform

    What has been holding this team back for more than a few years is QB ... plain and simple .... Dan in his later years could not facilitate a running game, Fiedler was limited, but a gamer ... and the rest weren't around long enough to give any credit to ...

    Yes, we haven't had a 'great' OL in more than 10 years ... maybe even longer than that ... [back to the Stephenson shortened era] ... but Fiedler, Dan and Ricky made 'serviceable' lines work ...

    I also believe that that's exactly what we will do again next year ... add 1 maybe 2 lineman to the group [LT & C] ... but at least 3 will come from in house ... Carey and 2 others ... out of Fonoti, Shelton, Alabi, Hadnot, Toledo and McKinney ... McIntosh could stay on as a back-up at T, dependent upon Alabi ... but James and Anderson are certain goners ...
     
  6. PhinsRock

    PhinsRock A True Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Messages:
    6,413
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I loved the run/pass balance, kept Pats off balance and ate up the clock when we needed it. Props to Mularky, might even have to change my sig again.
     

Share This Page