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?
We couldn’t stop this play because...
This poll is closed
Poor gap integrity overall
Poor flow by LB
DL not winning 1-on-1’s
Shut up, SUTTON. You’re stupid and I never want to think about this game again.