Phinsider Radio show notes for Sept. 15.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAN MARINO!
Raekwon Davis was put on injured reserve
- Emmanuel Ogbah was Miami’s highest-graded player in Week 1, according to PFF (86.1).
- The Dolphins, as a team, forced 19 pressures.
- Andrew Van Ginkley played 14 pass-rush snaps and had a team-high four pressures.
He played 53 snaps in general, sounds like the Patriots were trying to attack the linebackers.
- Dolphins had 19 pressures a team.
- Steelers had 19 pressures against Josh Allen and 10 came from Cam Heyward. Allen did not have his best day, largely due to a PIT defense that won the day.
- Zach Sieler played 37 percent of snaps for Miami, Christian Wilkins played 56 percent of snaps, Adam Butler played 64 percent of snaps and so did Emmanual Ogbah.
So I think this is interesting... Andrew Van Ginkel led the team with four pressures according to PFF, despite rushing on just 14 plays.— Jake Mendel (@JMendel94) September 15, 2021
When you consider that Van Ginkel played 53 snaps it makes it seem like the Patriots had a strong plan in place to attack Miami's linebackers.
- John Jenkins played roughly 50 percent of snaps
- Sam Eguavoen played roughly 50 percent of snaps
- Oh wow, I didn’t know Jabaal Sheard is on the Dolphins practice squad (13 sacks in two years with Flores in New England).
Jevon Holland was the highest-graded rookie in the league Week 1 PFF
- 82.5 grade, second-highest on the team.
- Forced Fumble and was not targeted when in coverage on 16 plays.
Wait, so Bill Belichick never attacked Miami’s rookie safety playing in his first game? Hmmm.
- Justin Coleman played just two snaps.
(Does Needham work better against the Patriots using two tight ends and Coleman works better against legit slot guys? Or reach?)
- Four punts with an average of 45 yards per.
- Ranks 21st out of 23 possible punters in net yards after Week 1.
- No punts inside the 20 and one touchback.
- Matt Haack had a punt blocked by the Steelers last week.
Austin Jackson is back, Liam Eichenberg to the bench?!
- The depth chart has lied before, is Flores not tipping his hand that Eichenberg will start?
Welcome back Will Fuller!
I feel like I've been underestimating what Will Fuller can bring to this team.— Jake Mendel (@JMendel94) September 15, 2021
One more good/great year and we can argue he is a top-10 receiver. He can also get PAID after one-year deal.
(Decent payday now, Miami's fourth-highest paid player.)
- Officially back on the 53-man roster.
- Fourth-highest paid player on the team this year.