Here we go again, please let me know if you think I am wrong. I'll try to be neutral in all aspects of the game. This post is going to be long as every play will be listed!
Additionally this game was against CAR Def which was 18th in overall D, 11th in Pass D, and 18th in Rush D last year. However we had no INTs, over 150yds by our RBs, and 200yds by the QBs. Still missed tackles and blocking assignments, Pouncey is still snapping really high too but we are getting there!
Coin: Dolphins Recieve
KOR- 6yd deep in End Zone Gates returns to 20.
1st O: Henne, Bush, B Marsh playing
play #1. Cmp pass to B Marsh for 6yd - O line good protection
2. Run Bush 3yds (broke tackle from behind line of scrimmage)
3. Shotgun: Cmp to B Marsh for 6yd and 1st Down: good pass
4. P/A: checkdown Cmp to Bush for 9yd/ great pass protection!
5. I formation: Thomas run 1/2 yd middle
6. Inc swing RB pass, Bush missed but was a high throw from Henne
7.Shotgun: QB pressure, scramble for 10yds and 1st Down (Holding on Murtha)
8.Shotgun: Cmp to (80) for 15yds great Oline protection
PUNT: 44yd punt to 1yd line, Wallace misses stop = touchback
1. Great middle Dansby tackle
2. Dansby tackle on middle pass (1st down)
3.4-3: DE QB pressure, scramble
4.5-2:Blitz, scramble 1 yd - great D push
5.Newton scramble Davis great hit to stop 1st (Davis's hit took off Newton's helmet!)
PUNT: out of bounds
9. Cmp to B Marsh 6yds - good Oline protection
10.Bush run for 9yds - HUGE RUNNING LANE!
11.Bush run for 2 yds - tripped and lost shoe otherwise gone! (B Marsh panting heavy, looked slightly tired)
12.Cmp B Marsh for 15yds over middle (Fumbles & Recovers) Oline great blitz pickup!
13.P/A deep - off Hartline's fingertips (could of caught with full extension but I think he was playing safe)
14.Bush run 4yds (Car facemask tackle on Bush) 1st down
15. on 15yd line, lone back, QB scramble and Cmp to (82) over middle for 10 yds (Murtha Holding) (82 fumbles but Refs didn't call it)
16.Shotgun: Cmp Bush 10yds over middle, good Oline protection
17:Bush run Left side 3yds, Hard run!
18.I formation: Thomas OVERTOP; denied; losses ball, recovers (CAR flag) 1st down
19.I formation: Thomas Bullrushes into hole, LB fills no gain
20.I formation: Thomas run right no gain
21.Hillard run, no gain
22. 4th down, Hillard OVERTOP...TOUCHDOWN!!
PAT = DC$
KO - lands at 1yd returned to 20yd
6. 5-2: No QB pressure, 15yd cmp
7. 4-3: good QB pressure - Newton throws away
8.5-2: Run - no gain
9.5-2: Zone coverage 9yd Cmp
PUNT - no return
23. Bush run 5yds
24. Cmp to Bess 4 yds
25.I formation: B Marsh Cmp 8 yds
26.Bush run 25 yds, great speed and direction change! (Flag - B Marsh block in back)
27.Cmp 7yds to Hartline
28.Bush run 6yds up the gut!
29.Thomas run 6 yds HUGE RUNNING LANE
30.Reverse to Gates run loses 3 yds... Car D read it perfect!
31.lone back: P/A, RB Screen Cmp, tackle for loss
32.Shotgun: Cmp to Bess 6 yds - great Oline pass protection
33.4 &4...Inc in front of B Marsh (on review this was a timing throw and B Marsh was trying to juke CB at LOS and was late to area were the ball was, had B Marsh been there it would of been a good play)
Turnover on Downs
11.5-2 - Newton Cmp over middle to Shockey
13. 3 & 4: 4-3 Sack by Burnett
PUNT - Car Flag too
34. False start on Miami(missed the name)
35.P/A - 20+deep to Gates...beating CB... overthrown Inc
36.3wr: Cmp 15yds to Bess (1st Down)
37.Deep 35yd to Gates...overthrown again...inc.
38.Drop by Fasano (hit him in the hands!!)
39.5WR!: Cmp to Bess 15yds, D offsides (Tons of time to pass...great protection)
40.Thomas run 3yds up middle
41.Thomas run 9yds
42.Cmp 5yds to (missed) (1st down)
43.4wr: 5yd QB scramble up middle - Car Flag (1st down)
44.3wr: Cmp pass to sideline Thomas - almost picked (great Henne full field read, Zone DB just got good break)
45.False start on Murtha...again
46.Thomas run for nothing
47.Oline misses blitzer, Henne scramble, pass overthrown
FG = DC$ = 10-0 Miami
KO - to 4yd line returned to 30
12.4-3: dump RB pass, good D tackle/play read
13.Burnett almost INT; JT QB pressure (Burnett should of had this one!)
14.Wr quick pass 2yds/ good read/tackle by JT
PUNT - to 32yd line to (85) 9 yd return
49.3wr:Cmp 25yds to Fansano, off QB scramble. Great play read/pass
50.3wr:Thomas middle run 2yds
51.Henne 9yd scramble to 6yd line
52.Thomas 6yd run...TD!! (great 2nd level block by (72)!
PAT = DC$
KO - 9yd deep in end zone = touchback
15.5-2: Newton scramble for 4 (he doesn't ever let the pocket form around him)
16.P/A screen; Dansby misses tackle = 12yd
17.4-3:good QB pressure/coverage = INC
18.4-3:no QB pressure- INC to no one over middle
19.3-4:QB scramble for 7yds
20. PREVENT D: hail mary, hits D DB in hands and bat down
If you see the Defense only played 20 plays and looked great, the lack of QB pressure sometimes may stem from Newton never letting a pocket form so Nolan was telling the D to play on the LOS as much as possible.
The Offense was very good at eating the clock and moving the ball, I loved the go for it 4th down calls. They really opened up the playbook too! Once the timing with the deep ball gets on teams will have to add a safety over the top to help cover Gates, the boy is fast and he gets seperation everytime!
Kickoff (Mia to Car) - 6yd deep returned to 25yd
6th D (both teams start the major subs here - mostly 1st teamers in 1st half)
21.(LB 59 - francis) tackles at line
22.5-2: N. Carol great hit, causes Inc
23.SACK (Missed player)
PUNT - Gates runs out of bounds (Car Flag)
6th O --------2nd team, Moore in........Gardner playing Center
1.Thomas run middle 6yds
2.2wr:Thomas middle 4 yds
3.I formation:Thomas middle 6 yds
4.Sheets run, right side for 8 yds
5.P/A, Moore scrambles to sideline 3yds
6.Sheets middle 4yds
7.lone back: Oline misses Dlineman...TFL
FG = DC$ - good from 44yds!------20-0 Miami
Kickoff - 2yd deep returned to 35yd, DC$ makes tackle (a big lane got opened here, ST better work on it!)
24.5-2:middle run no gain
25.5-2: LB (50) missed TFL = 13yd run
26.5-2:INC, decent pressure, Wilson & Clemons good coverage
27.Flag (Car holding)
28.5-2:Flag (Car illegal formation) [Wilson got beat bad for a 35yd completion though]
29. LB (59) Francis chases down QB from behind/sack/qb slide
30.4-3:pass cmp, tackle by Edds - 10yds
PUNT - out back of end zone - touchback
8.3wr:Gates blazing down sideline...gets seperation...Inc overthrown:-(
9.3wr: draw to sheets 1yd loss
10.3wr: Cmp great pass/catch to M.Moore for 25yds! Excellent pass protection! (1st down)
11.P/A, INC overthrown to Wallace
12.False Start (61) Kappa --- he had one last game too.
13.P/A deep deep pass to M.Moore and Inc (he actually dropped this, both hands on it great throw just dropped) Oline did excellent job picking up the Blitz and protecting
14.Cmp to Mastrud for 12 yds
PUNT ---to 16yd line and out of bounds
31.4-3: quick out to WR; CB (Jones) misses tackle = 8yd
32.5-2:run no gain
33.4-3:Rb checkdown; (59 francis) tackle!
34.5-2:LB Mitchell great open field tackle
35.4-3:run to left side for 2yd
36.5-2:great QB pressure, scramble 10yd Cmp dump pass to TE
37.(1st play in dolphins territory of the game!)5-2:SACK by DT Baker beating a double team block
38.5-2:middle run (59) tackle
39.4-3:good QB pressure/Zone coverage/15yd RB dump pass ----->Zone coverage sucks
4th QTR 40.5-2: TFL by LB Mitchell
41. Wr quick out, Jones makes tackle this time!
42.4-3: RB checkdown, Edds makes great zone coverage tackle.
FG - good from 38 ---20-3 Miami up
Kickoff - Livas Return from 3yd deep to 17yd line.
15.pitch right to (42) 1yd loss
16.pass Cmp to Clay, out of backfield, for 8yds
17.Cmp to Clay, great catch (throw was behind body Clay spun around to snag)
18.lone back: Grisby middle run no gain (good line block but LB fills the hole)
19.3wr: Blitz/scramble/sack = FUMBLE/ Car Recovers. Oline fails to pick up the blitz!
43.run 6yd off right side
44.3-4:Man coverage, INC on end zone fade route
45.Dime: zone coverage, Cmp 4yds tackle by Clowny
46.Run right, between G & T = Car TD...No LB filled the hole!
PAT = good = 20-10 Miami
Kickoff - 5yd deep to Livas chooses to return to 12yd (bad decision)
20.Wr Carter makes great catch but gets hit hi/low, knee bends wrong way...helped off field
21.Hillard run 6yds
22.Epps TE for 9yds good slant route catch
23.2wr: Hillard run 4yds up middle
24.Hillard run 5yds
25.Sheets run 7yds, good patience for hole to open
26.3wr:Sheets run 2yd
27.Hillard right pitch run no gain
28.Inc - WR and QB were off page (one or other didn't follow plan)
PUNT - to 6yd line, great punt and Edds covers the ball before rolling into Endzone
47.QB pressure - almost INT off (44) DB hands!
48.QB almost sack by DE sphears - DT 90 bats ball at LOS
49.INC, Ness great coverage
PUNT - Livas 1yd return
10th O--------Moore still playing
29.Hillard 7yd run, good following of blockers
30.Sheets 1yd run, tired to cut back------D.J. Jones (rookie) playing RT
31.Sheets 3yd run, off right side
BALL GAME----------------------20-10 Miami WINS!
Overall the 2nd team defense played well, the zone coverage is still weak though. The RT rookie Jones was pushing people around on the LOS scrimmage...I want to see more of him!