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Dolphins have advantages over the Jets but passing may not be one of those

When the Jets pass football today I expect the Dolphins to be able to match up well because I don't see a great threat from Mark Sanchez and he's without his security blanket tight end Dustin Keller, who has been ruled out with an injury. When the Jets run the ball I expect the Dolphins to have the advantage because they are outstanding in stopping the run.

But despite all those important matchups, I still see this game resting on the shoulders of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and his ability or inability to overcome the blitz and gets some points throuh the air.

As we know, the Dolphins' formula for winning is run the football, stop the run, avoid turnovers. Well, the Jets' assignment on defense will be to stop the run and force Tannehill to pass. And when Tannehill passes, what the Jets do is attack the passer with exotic blitzes. It's their personality. It's what they do to force mistakes.

I shared with you this week that Tannehill was very good last week -- particularly in the second half -- against the blitz. Truth is so far this season, Tannehill has completed 63 percent of his passes against the blitz. That's better than the 53 percent he's completed when he's not blitzed.

Perhaps the kid is simply better when he doesn't have to think. Perhaps he's better when he going to one target and doing it quickly to get the ball out.

The point is Rex Ryan has been impressed with Tannehill's work so far, as I write in my column today. But does that mean the gamesmanship of the New York coach will be lessened on his blitzes?

I don't think so. And I believe that is where the game will be decided.


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The Dolphins defense will not hold the Jets to the 2.2 yards a rush that they have so far on yahoo stats.The stats were skewed by the 1.6 yards per run last week in only 14 attempts by the Raiders.The previous week the Texans won the game in the 2nd quarter and were playing that way.R Bush won the game last week but guess who Ryan will key this week for his defense.I expect a close game for a couple of quarters but the rookie QB is probably going to make the mistake that allows the Jets to take the lead for good.


“That’s just not the kind of team we are,” said Hartline, looking to build on his nine-catch outing from a week ago. “We represent our leadership, and coach Philbin’s not that kind of guy and we’re not that kind of team. We go about our business in a different way.”

Added running back Reggie Bush: “I think the character of our team is a lot different from, say, the Jets. [We let] our play do the talking and not worry about anything that’s said in the media.”

Take that Tony Sporano....

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/23/3015938/miami-dolphins-joe-philbin-gets.html#storylink=cpy

Great game today!!!!!!!!!!!

We all know who the jet fans are!!!!!!!!!!!

Specially when our running game and the JEts Rush D are rated as Equal!!!!!!!!!!

Step off the Smack Buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!

24-3 Fins. Sticking to Dashi's Prediction from the Start of the Week.

As long as we STOP THE JETS ON 3RD DOWN!!!!!!!!!! We will be oK.

Reggie will get his 150+Yds rushing. The man is on a Mission to 2000+ yds.

Also, very interesting Philbin didn't call the Plays in GB. But he ran the practices and set up the GamePlan. Plus, he managed the Game for McCarthy (Timeouts, Down and Distance, Etc. ETc.). Had to be a Reason the Packers would've rather let go of their DC than their OC.

McCarthy Looks like the Sneaky type. Back Stab anybody to get where he's at.

Big test today. 2 and 1 with lot of optimism after 3 games would be something we haven't seen in awhile.

Keeping fingers crossed!! Team with fewest turnovers wins.

Only way the Sucky jets win if Sanchez passes for 400 yards. And throws 4 TD, I don't trust the secondary still average at best, but it's a rivalry everyone for the most part in recent games step up and play better! It might be a shoot out. Who knows these two teams play different every time!

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