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Dolphins beat Jaguars, 27-3

JACKSONVILLE -- Congratulations to Joe Philbin on the first preseason win of his career. Yes, this 27-3 victory was only preseason, but it beats the alternative, no?

This was a solid performance for the most part.

The starting defense played three series and yielded only 14 yards. Cameron Wake looks ready for the season. Dannell Ellerbe was active with three tackles.

The Dolphins, stressing turnover margin this training camp, won that battle with a plus-3 for the evening. They had one turnover and plucked four, including interceptions for Nolan Carroll and Will Davis.

Matt Moore threw an interception and that was Miami's only turnover, although Chad Bumphis was sketchy as a punt returner, muffing a punt but not losing it. Moore was 5 of 9 for 58 yards but that interception he threw was a poor decision. His passer rating on the night was 35.6.

The Dolphins punt team has things to clean up. It gave up two punt returns of 22 yards. Not good.

Some quickie impressions:

Dallas Thomas played much better at RT this week and then played at LT last week. He hasn't necessarily found a home but the kid is much better off on the right side. (Personally, I think he should be a guard).

Mike Wallace played but didn't have a catch. Indeed, he didn't even have a target. Truth is quarterback Ryan Tannehill didn't really look at him downfield. It's tough, I'm sure, to look for the deep threat when you're scrambling trying to not get sacked, but even when Tannehill had time he didn't look for Wallace.

Tannehill and Dustin Keller are in synch. That's a done thing. They combined for two completions and 46 yards. Tannehill struggled early but recovered nicely. He finished 5 of 9 for 75 yards with a touchdown. His passer rating was 120.1. He did throw a couple of passes that more accomplished corners might have intercepted but the bottom line is those balls fell to the ground and his 22-yard pass to Dustin Keller in the end zone didn't.

Josh Samuda didn't look good. He struggled. Sen'Derrick Marks beat him to the QB.

Ryan Tannehill apparently didn't notice because after the game he said the starting OL "did a good job."

Rookie cornerback Will Davis continues to impress me. He's always around the ball. He batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage on a corner blitz and had an interception.

That 58-yard field goal by rookie Caleb Sturgis and his repeated ability to kick the ball in the end zone (6 for 6) and get touchbacks (4) seems to give him an edge currently in the kicking competition. Good night for him. Tough night for Dan Carpenter, who didn't kick at all.

The battle for the third RB job has been joined. Mike Gillislee is the favorite but Jonas Gray is making him quite valuable as a short-yardage and goal line producer. Gray scored two touchdowns from 1 yard out tonight. He ran hard.

For the night, Gray gained 32 yards on 14 carries. Gillislee gained 37 yards on 12 carries. Tough competiton.

Chris Clemons, who left the game in the first quarter and went to the locker room, said after the game he is fine.

By the way, the Jaguars are a mess. They had an issue on the sideline with players arguing. One of the guys arguing was wide receiver Justin Blackmon, who wasn't even playing and is suspended for four games. Are you kidding me?

 

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Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | August 11, 2013 at 03:48 PM

Maybe I wasn't talking about you. How could you be certain with all those different names on the screen?

Ohhhhh.

Ripping on a QB in the preseason of his second year is just lame. Give him and the team time to work things out. The time to pass judgement is during the real games. not these phony scrimmages.

YG has an objective view of Tannehill IMO. The homers cant handle objective.

Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | August 11, 2013 at 03:47 PM

Woodshed,

I like Tannehill, I badly want to see him succeed. Im just so concerned about the pattern Ive seen developing over the last 2 preseason games, of throwing behind his receivers.

This is just in a limited appearance. It gives me cause for alarm because I wonder ho much more would it happen during 4 full qtrs. Over 4qtrs, eventually one of those gets picked or pick sixed.

This is my greatest fear during the regular season. That's why I keep harping on Tannehill needs to clean that up right away. I will find no solace during the regular season coming here and saying to you guys: "I told you so."

I'm a loyal dolfan too.....

Also, Eli Manning underthrew on the his 50+ yard TD pass to Victor Cruz the other night. I haven't heard any Giants fans questioning his accuracy to play at a high level.
Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | August 11, 2013 at 03:49 PM

You wont hear much criticism of Tannehill either if and when he wins 2 Super Bowls.

Our OLine problem is not G is T. All the backups there sukk.

That pattern you see could be coaching to place passes on the back hip when the route is cut by the defender. Again you're not commenting on the fact that a pass on the back hip is a placement a QB makes when necessary.

Interesting your theory doesn't consider this fact. Actually I guess it isn't that interesting you don't make that consideration when you are trolling on Tannehill.


You wont hear much criticism of Tannehill either if and when he wins 2 Super Bowls.

Posted by: Scotty | August 11, 2013 at 03:54 PM

Bullseye.............................................

The OL went to hell when Sparano left.

You wont hear much criticism of Tannehill either if and when he wins 2 Super Bowls.

Posted by: Scotty | August 11, 2013 at 03:54 PM

Agreed. It's kinda hard to win 2 Superbowls when you haven't been in the league long enough to play in 2 Superbowls though.

The OL went to hell when Sparano left.
Posted by: #49 | August 11, 2013 at 04:00 PM

Did you see Columbo play for us?


That pattern you see could be coaching to place passes on the back hip when the route is cut by the defender. Again you're not commenting on the fact that a pass on the back hip is a placement a QB makes when necessary.

Interesting your theory doesn't consider this fact.


Posted by: Darkoak | August 11, 2013 at 03:58 PM

Fact? ROTFLMAO..................................

Where's your proof your "back hip" bs is fact? Cant we get a confirmation of your "made up fact from Philbin or Sherman himself?

Of course f-cking not......... LOL

I'm a loyal dolfan too.....
Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | August 11, 2013 at 03:54 PM

I doubt anyone here actually believes that, I know I don't.

Listening to the homerotics almost makes me want to see Tannehill's "behind the receiver" passes hurriedly get picked off. Then maybe you'll begin to shut your homeristic pie holes.

Sooner or later it will happen if Tannehill doesn't correct it.....

Darkoak,

I do think a couple of those passes were back shoulder throws that WR's misread. The 1st game throw to McNutt definitely was IMO.

There is a little concern from me because I think Tannehill throw off target mostly when he tries to dart the ball in tight windows. He needs to take just a little off those throws in some cases. That pass over the LB to Keller the other night (not the TD) was a thing of beauty though. He showed nice touch but just enough zip in getting the ball there before the DB could cover. That was a veteran throw.


I'm a loyal dolfan too.....
Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | August 11, 2013 at 03:54 PM

I doubt anyone here actually believes that, I know I don't.

Posted by: Darkoak | August 11, 2013 at 04:04 PM

You're probably one of the same wusses who believe if you spank your child it means you dot love them.

So, I take this as sterling compliment from the likes of one you. Just sayin............

Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | August 11, 2013 at 04:06 PM

Woodshed,

With all due respect, I've never in my life hear of a "back shoulder" slant pass. I guess anytime Tannehill misses behind the receiver on a slant passes. We should give it a homerotic diagnosis of "back shoulder pass attempt".


WOW......................................

Does anyone know how long the starting D for Houston will be playing?

Agreed. It's kinda hard to win 2 Superbowls when you haven't been in the league long enough to play in 2 Superbowls though.
Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | August 11, 2013 at 04:01 PM

I think its safe to say TanneBust could be in the league 50 years and not win 1 SB. He sucks just like Henne.

Heck, even with a stretch of the imagination you try and call those missed slants "back shoulder". Tannehill till missed the back shoulder badly because the receiver had to make full extension and contort of the body backwards while going full speed forwards.

Lets see some of you try and make a catch like that. Then hopefully you'll understand it isn't by design...

Anyway, I'm done with any objective Tannehill discussions here. You homerotics would rather it remain conceiled in denial.....

Sherman said after the Dallas game the pass behind that was drop was supposed to be placed on the back hip. Look it up if you don't believe me. That's just a pertinent example but anyone who has played QB will tell you what I'm saying is true.

See, I told you Samuda was hurt and Pouncey late to help him.

New Blog Up Homerotics..........................

Scotty,
Welcome to the blog, it is so refreshing to have new people in here.
2 nights ago Henne came off the bench and drove the field with a Penningtonesque 16 play drive.
He followed that with Tom Bradyesque drive.
In fact in back to back series he outproduced all other QBs that played in the game.
The last time Henne came off the bench it was against Houston in game 10 last season. In 3 qtrs he threw 4 Tds and 395 yards.
If your going to spend your time describing how much better Tanne is than Henne than Tanne better back it up.

The new Dolphin logo looks like it was designed to be a penis tattoo.

New people...sure.

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