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What Happened Here? Week 8, Baltimore Ravens Edition

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Film doesn’t lie, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a rich discussion to be had.

Miami Dolphins v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Here’s the gist of our new Phinsider series: we look at game tape as a Miami Dolphins family - and instead of just blindly accepting someone else’s conclusions, we form our own.

We’ve looked exclusively at offense thus far in the “What Happened Here?” series. It’s time to take a look at the defense.

We all know the offense has had its share of struggles (to put it mildly), but the defense didn’t play well either against the Baltimore Ravens. I was particularly frustrated at our ability to stop the run on this particular play, knowing:

A) Ryan Mallett was in the game

B) We were already severely behind on the scoreboard

Load up the box and force Mallett to beat you, right? Well let’s take a look at a play where the Ravens gashed us on the ground in exactly this circumstance and ascertain why it happened.

Context: 1st and 10, 14:53 left in the 3rd quarter, Dolphins down 20-0.

Here’s a horizontal look at the play...

Here’s a vertical look at the play...

What happened here? Why couldn’t we stop this play?

Poll

We couldn’t stop this play because...

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Poor gap integrity overall
    (143 votes)
  • 18%
    Poor flow by LB
    (48 votes)
  • 14%
    DL not winning 1-on-1’s
    (37 votes)
  • 10%
    Shut up, SUTTON. You’re stupid and I never want to think about this game again.
    (27 votes)
255 votes total Vote Now