There's never an easy choice when it comes to award Miami Dolphins players a game ball. One week, there are tons of choices and we have to narrow it down to one. The next week, the Dolphins have lost badly and it's hard to get amped for a game ball post. Unfortunately, this week, it's the latter.
I kind of went back and forth on this pick. Reggie Bush or Jason Taylor. Jason Taylor or Reggie Bush. Let's start with the running back.
Bush carried the ball 14 times for 103 yards. That gave him a 7.4 yard per carry average. He also led the team with five receptions on six targets. He gained 27 yards on those catches. Bush also returned one punt for eight yards.
Meanwhile, outside linebacker Taylor showed he is still capable of generating pressure on the quarterback. Taylor sacked Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick twice, both times on third-and-thirteen plays. The two sacks brought Taylor up to six on the year, and moved him into sixth place all time in career sacks (138.5), passing Richard Dent and John Randle. He added another hit on Vick, and an additional pressure. On limited snaps (22 of 69 defensive snaps), Taylor made an impact on the game.
Personally, I'm leaning toward Taylor because the defense can at least say they had some impact on the game. The offense was woeful throughout the day, especially when left tackle Jake Long was lost for the game on just the Dolphins' seventh snap. But, this was also Bush's second straight 100-yard rushing day (the first tie in his career he's had back-to-back century days), the third of the season, and the fourth of his career.
So, like every time I can't quite decide, I will leave it up to you guys. Who deserves the game ball for this week? Vote below.