I am having a hard time thinking we can win Sunday. In fact if I was putting money on game I'd take San Deigo big. That being said we need to at least have some hope of winning.
Here are my keys to this week:
1) Play well early. This is a must as we have been very slow out of the gates. We need to have a good scheme early on offense to what needs to be run early. I'd suggest going spread no huddle just to mix it up and let Tannehill get going early on. We could also look at play action on 1st down. Defensively we must be ready to play this week. San Diego is not a great matchup for us so we must get then down early.
2) Use matchups in our favor. On offense move Wallace around so they cannot stick corner and safety on him to our right side. Get Clay/Matthews on a linebacker or nickel db. On defense be sure to match up someone that can cover Gates and Woodhead. I fear we are going to watch Wilson/Ellerbe/Wheeler in space with those two. Please don't let another New Orleans happen with Woodhead as Sproles.
3) Play the young bucks. Lets see some energy with guys like Jordan and young corners. Maybe even Dallas Thomas. Lets see what we have in this draft class. Honestly is Gillieslee that much worse than Thomas? I think Jordan with more than 9 freaking snaps might be able to make a play. He got the pressure last week on Jimmy Wilson's int. On the same note play Wake more snaps.
4) Play action please. Get Tanny on edge with run pass option. We then have shot for Wallace deep, Hartline intermediate or Clay in flats. Or if it is not illegal the Qb could actually run!!