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What Happened Here? Week 11, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Edition

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Miami Dolphin Photo by Mike Ehrmann/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.

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone: enjoy the food and family.

No candy coatin’ this - the worse we suck, the smellier the game tape becomes. We’re masochistic enough being Dolphins fans, no need to add another layer on top of it: let’s look at some “good” tape.

Context: 3rd and 8, TB 35, 9:23 left in the 3rd, TB up 20-10.

Here’s the horizontal look...

Here’s the vertical look...

*Make sure you watch the horizontal view for a longer look at the pre-snap movements and adjustments happening...

What happened here? Why did this play work?


Why did this play work?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Pre-snap rotation/play design
    (33 votes)
  • 52%
    McCain’s blitz
    (61 votes)
  • 13%
    Tankersley’s coverage
    (16 votes)
  • 5%
    Shut up, SUTTON. I once heard something smart and I thought to myself, "Wow, that’s the opposite of SUTTON."
    (6 votes)
116 votes total Vote Now