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Dolphins vs Jets: PFF and Salguero review

The grades from tape review are in and the Dolphins predictably looked as good on tape and scored highly in the grade category for this week's ProFootballFocus review as they did on the field.

As always, I offer you PFF's assessment and add my commentary and insight.

Enjoy:

Offense:

Lamar Miller handled 65 of 82 snaps, clearly claiming lead-dog duties with Daniel Thomas sidelined. Miller ran into the Jets’ brick wall when running up the middle, recording 16 yards on 8 totes. On his 14 other carries, running either right or left, he totaled 56 yards.

Salguero: The Dolphins were a right-hand running team this game. Miller, for example, collected 54 of his yards 77 yards running to the right side.

Four of Mike Gillislee’s nine snaps came late in the fourth quarter as the Dolphins were killing the clock.

Dion Sims (45 snaps) and Michael Egnew (27 snaps) played the majority of their snaps in the second half as the Dolphins ran the ball with a lead.

Ryan Tannehill was 0-for-4 on passes 20+ yards down the field, as he did not need to go deep to beat the Jets. He was, however, 7-of-8 on passes that went 10-19 yards.

Salguero: Tannehill missed an open Brian Hartline deep down the left sideline. It would have been a TD. This QB's inability to connect deep is no longer a coincidence. It is a fact we've seen time and again over two seasons now.

Tannehill threw an interception when he was blitzed, but overall, went 8-for-11 for 134 yards when the Jets sent pressure. 

Brian Hartline did a lot of his damage against rookie Dee Milliner, catching four of nine targets for 54 yards.

Mike Wallace caught four of five targets for 28 yards when matched up with Antonio Cromartie. His two longest plays, though, came against Dee Milliner (28-yard TD) and Demario Davis (21-yard catch and run).

Salguero: Milliner was benched in the third quarter. This is not the first time he's been benched this season. The No. 9 overall selection for the Jets is not picking the Rex Ryan defense up very well, not tackling well and looking nothing like the player he was at Alabama.

Charles Clay terrorized Demario Davis and Dewan Landry on Sunday, catching six of his seven passes against them for 63 of his 80 yards.

Salguero: You didn't hear much from the Miami offensive line, did you? That's what a good day sounds like. They should be anonymous. When you hear their names, bet that bad things are happening. LT Bryant McKinnie, who had his worst game of the season according to PFF last week, had his second-best day as a Dolphin versus the Jets. Nate Garner and Tyson Clabo also got positive grades. RG John Jerry and C Mike Pouncey got negative overall grades. Pouncey was downgraded mostly because of his run-blocking. But I must say, Pouncey did a masterful job of getting the Dolphins into the right blocking schemes and perhaps PFF doesn't consider that when grading the center.

Defense

After playing his most snaps of the season last week, Dion Jordan was back at 19 snaps out of a possible 55 plays. He played sparingly until the final quarter of the game.

Salguero: The Dolphins are going to have to figure something out that makes better use of Jordan going forward. Obviously, it's up to him to beat out either Olivier Vernon or Cameron Wake for more playing time. But he needs the opportunities to make plays because when granted such opportunities, he usually makes an impact.

Will Davis played the first 13 snaps of his NFL career. First, he spelled Nolan Carroll when Carroll left briefly with an injury. Then, he came in during garbage time.

Carroll was the most picked on cornerback for the Dolphins in a game that didn’t see them tested much. Carroll gave up four catches on six targets for 34 yards.

Dannell Ellerbe had one not so good play in coverage; a missed tackle on the 20-yard screen to Bilal Powell. But, he had one good play in coverage; tracking back on Greg Salas and intercepting a Geno Smith pass.

Salguero: The Dolphins had three sacks against the Jets, but that wasn't the entire story of their pressure on the QBs. Miami also had three QB hits and 12 hurries of Geno Smith and Matt Simms.

Salguero: The Dolphins defense did not have a penalty all game.

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lol jordan still big value. u couldnt get a pizza for egnew

Noticed earlier that a troll, most likely YG/Fire, was posting ridiculous stuff using my name. I am NEVER on here in the late night, 1am-8am hours. Only that troll is and I only berate trolls and racist.

This is the game that scares me the most. The good thing is that Coyle knows this team and so does Wallace. We need big plays this game, and we have to hit Big Ben in the chops!! I'll really think this team is starting to turn the corner a little bit.

Tanny is the key to turning the corner. Running more on his own, and more designed runs. The deep passes, we all know about it. It is a QB driven league and I really think we have a young buck ready to take a big step here. The guy really just needs more continued repetitions.

Note to Jeff Ireland. I'm one of your biggest supporters, please sign Brent Grimes ASAP!!!

Back to football....Pittsburgh uses the fire zone blitz that was invented by LeBeau. The easiest way to beat this blitz is to have Tannehill identify the LB that is dropping into coverage and hit the TE, RB or slot receiver that the LB is covering. After a few of these our long game should open up. We also should have Tannehill roll out and run a few times away from the side they blitz.

JacksonvilleDolfan....apparently you didn't have the time that this thread started from. Jordan played 19 of 55 snaps. I'm not sure he even had to shower after the game.

Jordan would be an incredible force in a 3-4 strong side OLB. When the TE releases he CAN cover him. And TEs have been a bother for years. He took Gronkowski out of the first Pats game. When they run to the strong side this, at present, may be where he's lacking. Or maybe not. But in any event he needs more strength.

Yeah because completing a 40+ yard pass is a cake walk as a 275 lb defender is slamming into you. No doubt RT needs to crisp those passes up and not hesitate when its there. He will get there, until then STFU Armando, you hack.

FIRE ARMANDO SALGUERO

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 03, 2013 at 05:21 PM

Man up where amped up last night Bill !!!

A bit of medication do the trick for you ?

If Miami's wide receivers were 10 foot tall them Tannehill might hit one from time to time.

Unfortunately for Ireland hes not a member of the Good Ole Boy network using this terminology other than a more racist or nepostic tone.If he gets fired he wont be doing any general managing in the NFL, so I would imagine he or his representative negotiated a favorable severence package if released by the Franchise.
He will probably go back to what he is more capable of scouting.Others like Sherman,Coyle and Philbin are definately in this unnamed fraternity and will be recycled once again on other teams.
If you have parents that have coached at the NFL level you definitely already have your foot in the door,just need to get some experience.Their arent many high paying jobs in the public sector that pay as well or have job security like coaches and coordinators in the NFL.

Unfortunately for Ireland hes not a member of the Good Ole Boy network using this terminology other than a more racist or nepostic tone.If he gets fired he wont be doing any general managing in the NFL, so I would imagine he or his representative negotiated a favorable severence package if released by the Franchise.
He will probably go back to what he is more capable of scouting.Others like Sherman,Coyle and Philbin are definately in this unnamed fraternity and will be recycled once again on other teams.
If you have parents that have coached at the NFL level you definitely already have your foot in the door,just need to get some experience.Their arent many high paying jobs in the public sector that pay as well or have job security like coaches and coordinators in the NFL.

On Tannehill. So what if he can't throw deep ? Montana made a career out of the types of sweet balls Tannehill is throwing. WR's have to get open and he can hit them time after time, he also is getting better at running with the ball and is becoming more efficient. I've seen his 15 yard outs to Hartline, thrown with velocity and accuracy. He will improve and it's going to be great to see him play next year with a RB that can produce short yardage when called upon. All things being considered the deep ball, 20 yards plus is a luxury, not a requirement in the NFL today. Montana had 4 rings from it. Tannehill is the most accurate QB we have started in consecutive seasons since Dan Marino, stay with him crew.

Kirk Out.

Ireland is toast.....keeping Richie last year after a totally unwarranted action at a charity golf outing is the first of many nails. How many winning seasons have we ad in the last 6 years? This years draft, 1) Jordan, very limited playing time, 2) Taylor, who?, 3) Dallas somethingorever 4) Davis, got 13 snaps which surpassed all of his previous snaps combined 5) Gallislee, hard to spell the name and even harder to find on the field. 6) Sturgis, kudos to Aponte and Ireland for reducing the payroll (he still might pan out) but for now...only cost us two games, 7) Played a couple of plays early in the year but can't come up with the name that's on the back of his jersey.

Should Ireland be retained if the 'Phins go 9-7? Nope because 9-7 (in the playoffs or not) can still be characterized as average! Don't know enough about Aponte's job but we do know she straightens Philbin's ties before interviews.

Posted by: Phillips,Ryan,Gruden or Schottenheimer | December 03, 2013 at 05:40 PM

Ireland won't get fired. The story is almost dead, there may be fines and suspensions for RI, but I can't see Vick getting back into the NFL and RI, gets the boot for some ill-placed jokes. Martin was guilty of poor conduct also.

"We had great chance to win in all 5 of the other losses. We did more to beat ourselves than our opponents were able to deliver those games."

And that is exactly what almost every team who didn't make the playoffs says.

So Bill Arnsparger, that wasn't you telling people to 'sukkk my dikkk'? Sure, pal.

I agree that Tenny missing deep balls isn't a coincidence or a 'chemistry' problem. It's outright chronic at this point. We'd have 3 more wins if he could hit half of those.

Right on FOTF. Good teams win the close ones and not so good teams make excuses!

Posted by: Franchise Of The Fallen | December 03, 2013 at 05:45 PM

Sorry to disagree but we had the LEAD late in the 4th in the Ravens, Bills, Panthers and Tampa games. It's not that these were close games. WE HAD THE LEAD!! The D failed us in all 4 games. We SHOULD be 10-2.

YG, Daytona, Ape Tamer, Oliver, CadillacDeVille , TGH , FIRE ROSS KILL MARTIN JAIL POUNCEY , Marco, HEAT WORLD CHAMPS, M is for Moron, Zonk , Dagnel , Hypocrites, Confirmed, Poops,

ALL THE SAME TROLLS!!

Mark,

My point on Jordan, while it might help long-run, it's almost might help Ireland never be able to see his full plan in effect because it was a detriment in the short-run. I actually love Jordan, think he's already done good things and will only get better. But the coaching staff isn't playing him (maybe that's on them). And there are other holes going unfixed (which have crept up to hurt us THIS year).

JPP was a different matter, Giants had their QB, OL, WRs, RBs, DEs, LBs, they didn't need much. And they went on to win the SB in his 2nd year. He was added firepower because they had that luxury. I don't put us in the same position, I think we had big holes that went unfilled (like OL), or which weren't properly filled.

Believe me, I'm happy to have Dion on the team. And if we start winning in the next few years, this post will be null and void. But if we struggle, and Ireland gets axed, then Philbin, then I'll look back to the strategy of drafting Jordan as the start of the end of a very bad draft strategy.

We should be 11-1.

What worries me most is Sturgis. Heinz field has been a PK killer. Very tricky winds, something Sturgis didn't have to deal with a lot at UF.
I believe this game will come down to a FG, and I'm not sure I like the Fins chances.
Never thought I'd say that, considering how money he was in the beginning.
I haven't read all the posting here, so if this has been already said, my apologies.

No we shouldn't be 11-1 we got beat out right by Pats and Saints....10-2 is what we should be. But we are not we are 6-6 which is still better than your stank arse JETS!!

Posted by: IMAWriter | December 03, 2013 at 05:54 PM

No apology needed at least your posting Football stuff. Hopefully the game doesn't come down to FG's. Hoping for another dominant win like the NYJ game....seeing the fans leaving near tears was fun!

My point is not solely about Ireland, but about the way of the NFL.Once you have coaching experience at this level you can always find your way back into a job even if you had to go back to a college job like for example Sherman, and Wanstedler.
Its hard to get a break to get these jobs unless you have family ties or have played in the league like Sean Payton for instance.Most of the explayers go into the much easier line of work becomming Talkin Heads for all the media that seems to run a 24-7 for the NFL like CNBC does for business.
Being that this is status quo there arent that many Brand new ideas everything is mostly recycled and repackaged for another team.

Posted by: DC Dolfan | December 03, 2013 at 05:51 PM

Is it possible that Philbin plans to transition us to a 3-4 hybrid? You know play 3-4 or 4-3 depending on circumstance? Jordan is the perfect 4-3 OLB.

Tannehill needs a tall, nifty receiver to throw to. A Brandon Marshall type. He throws good touch passes, but not very good streaky long ball passes. Let's get a Brandon Lafell. An Alshon Jeffery. One of those types. That's the kind of quarterback Tannehill is. Just watch the way he is with Charles Clay.

DC and others. Subtract one hour of weekly blogging time and use that to do a TINY BIT of research.

For starters, take a look at the top 10 picks over the last 10 years and make a note of how many were playing like a top 10 pick in their first 2 years. You will find that few were sure fire instant pro bowlers or major impact players. Do it. Look and see, it is so easy to get that info online. How is Dee Milner and Trent Richardson doing? Was Chris Long worth a #2 overall pick? How are Locker and Blaine Gabbert doing? Get some perspective before you get overly critical.

The coaching staff are not retarded idiots that don't see 100 times more than all of you. They are bringing Dion Jordan up to speed on their own schedule for a reason. Let's not forget he is likely STILL NOT 100% after the shoulder surgery. Did you notice what happened to RG3 when they overplayed him when he wasn't 100%? PLaying him twice as much could very well be twice as bad at this point. Also, notice how Vernon is coming on in his second year? Yes, you develop your players - not instantly demand they become SuperMen overnight,

Posted by: Elmo | December 03, 2013 at 06:00 PM

Valid points....however a top 3 pick is supposed to be a 1st yr starter. That has always been the measurement used.

I hate that Ireland gets no credit for some of the good things that he has done as the GM. Lets examine:

A tremendous DL- Vernon (3rd round pick with 10 sacks), Wake (a beast), Jordan (will be a beast), Odrick, and Shelby. He also resigned Starks and Soliai.

He has also built a good secondary: Grimes, Patterson (4 ints), Carroll (6th round pick that has developed), Reshad Jones, Clemons. Irelands track record with the secondary tells you that this year's rookies will develop.

He has also built a great WR group. Wallace, Hartline (4th round pick), Gibson, and Mathews (7th round pick, gem).

The OL problem I blame on Philbin's philosophy. Ireland had built a power line for Sparano and now he is transitioning to a zone blocking type of line. Give Ireland time to build the line.

Ireland's future is tied to Tannehill's development. Cutting Ireland at this point will be a huge mistake for Ross. Ireland has done a good job when you look at the overall body of work.

Bill,

You have to take each situation independently. There are no rules written in stone. For one we are loaded on the dline, they could afford to groom him. Secondly they knew he would need time to heal. They felt he was too good to pass up and their best option. I'm not remotely ready to suggest it might not have been worth it. Guys like him, if he develops as they believe, are a very rare breed.

I have expounded on the fact that I am a racist, bigot, Dolphin hating child molester that believes that America is bad.

Capitalism sucks

Only the rich get richer

While the poor eat maggots left on the trash of the 1%

Anybody that thinks that there is a WE in sports is lost.

Bill A. is a homosexual

Did I mention I love little boys after a shower?

Thank you for that Elmo. Well said! After all Superman was a little runt at one time and had to develop into the fantasy superhero of today.

Bill,

That tells you something about the depth at DE when the 3rd overall pick cannot crack the starting line up. Do you expect him to replace Wake or Vernon in the starting line up?(5th in sacks in the NFL with 10).

But Elmo we traded up to get him....we wouldn't have had the opportunity to "pass him up".

Another thing, I hate to break the news but Wake is entering the twilight of his career. Maybe he has another 2 or 3 impactful seasons left, maybe. Thinking ahead is smart.

I don't know there was any other pick in the top 12 with as much value as DIon - the only two good LT's were gone.

Orlando Dolphin....but you can't overlook the record and the time Ireland has spent on the job.

orlando just cause he went 3 doesnt mean hes good. fisher went one and hes awful

Posted by: Orlando Dolphan | December 03, 2013 at 06:12 PM

No I expected us to not trade UP to pick a player at a position of strength....especially since we desperately needed a TE or OL.

Its hard for pioneers of a unique style or strategy to get in so IMO the NFL is A Country For Old Men not like the movie No Country For Old Men.
Pioneers such as Bill Walsh have been few and far between.BTW both Sherman and Philbin are copycats of the master.

Bill,

Let's let the Dion pick play out. It is way too premature to evaluate him. We were going to take Eifert at 12. I think we are far better off with Dion. Time will tell.

Its funny Ireland supporters like to talk about the few successful picks he has made. Im happy he has picked some good players. However he has missed a lot more than he has hit. Just look at his failures in the 1st and 2nd round....also do not forget his failures in FA. Marshall, Bush, Long, Wallace, Ellerbe, Wheeler, Dansby, Burnett....the list goes on and on.

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 03, 2013 at 05:49 PM

The D wasn't the only reason we lost in all four games. Tannehill fumbled against the Bills which gave them a win after they produced only 178 yards on offense. The D was also victimised by the Ref's against the Ravens with BS calls. Lately the D has been playing great, including Carroll, Wheeler and Jones which is nice.

Pioneers such as Bill Walsh have been few and far between.BTW both Sherman and Philbin are copycats of the master

The Master?? Bill Walsh?? IDK he was ok but Master?? Lets talk Brown, Lombardi, Shula, Halas, Coryell, Knoll, Davis and Landry.

They can help the kicker by getting closer so he has a good chance of success and don't lose yards with bad play calling when we are in side of the 30. Bill

Im happy he has picked some good players. However he has missed a lot more than he has hit.....the list goes on and on.

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 03, 2013 at 06:18 PM


True, and it's true for just about every GM not named Ozzie. This is why I say, take some time to do some research and gain perspective. Look at what all the GM's have done since Ireland started. How many have done better? 28? 15? 5? Take a look and see what you think.

kicker has been awful lately. for last few decades the d has always choked away games in 4th qt

Most of the top sack leaders in NFL history didn't get many sacks to begin their careers. Dion is behind two players who are either probowlers or will be very soon. I like what he has done since he has been here. Next year it would be great to see him as a LB in a 3-4 as many on this blog have stated.

I agree Elmo. Jordan has already flashed with some impact plays this year. If he was on the field he would have better statistics but he is not a finished product yet and he cannot be put ahead of Wake or Vernon.

Bill- I am a big believer in taking the best player available in the draft. I do not like my team taking a player just because their is a need. All of the great OL would have been gone by the time the fins pick came. Clearly Ireland values pass rushers a lot and the fins are loaded with pass rushers. Besides if Jordan becomes that premier pass rusher some think he will be the price was very low. Also after the great Vernon pick, something tells me that Ireland's strength in evaluating talent is on the DL. Vernon is a beast and I believe that Jordan will be a stud pass rusher in this league.

OD, you mentioned SEVERAL starters for the Fins (drafted )that IMO wouldn't be starting for the top 8 teams in the NFL. Thus, we have a lot of mid-talent players that continue to make the Fins a mid talent team. Respectfully, I believe Your logic is faulty in this argument. If the Fins were, say 9-3, THEN I'd say WOW what great drafts the Fins have had. Besides, a large # of EXPENSIVE FA's occupy starting positions that drafted players no longer occupy, either being traded, real eased or playing ST.
Your #3 #4 guys either injured the entire year or limping ion ST is horrible value, as is 6-7 other picks I could name.
The mark of a great GM is (assuming the HC is competent, which I believe Philbin is, just not his OC and QB coach) is having playoff caliber teams after 3 years.
Not so as regards the Fins.

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 03, 2013 at 05:49 PM

He seems to be a choker up to this point. No doubt he gets his marching orders if a FA Kicker boots him out in 2014.

Warp Speed... Sulu.

The refs are "Stretching their balls"

Posted by: Marc | December 02, 2013 at 11:21 PM

This is the mind of a child, who comes on this blog and disgusts me every time I read their bull.

MARC IS A TROLL AND HAS NO BUSINESS BEING HERE. DO NOT TALK TO HIM EVER !!!

SUCKKK MY DIKKKK

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 02, 2013 at 11:34 PM

And you blame other's for being messed up. Seek help Bill, you really have problems.


True, and it's true for just about every GM not named Ozzie. This is why I say, take some time to do some research and gain perspective. Look at what all the GM's have done since Ireland started. How many have done better? 28? 15? 5? Take a look and see what you think.


Posted by: Elmo | December 03, 2013 at 06:24 PM

Elmo my friend....in the time that Ireland has been our GM lets look at the teams that have surpassed us. Seahawks, KC, Denver, Bengals, Colts, Eagles, Lions, Panthers, 49ers and Cards.

Irelands first round picks:

Long (pro bowl left tackle)
Odrick (very good DT)
Davis (solid starting CB for the colts)
Pouncey (pro bowl caliber Center)
Tannehill (Franchise QB, Philbin wanted)
Jordan ( I believe will be a premier pass rusher in NFL)

Not bad picks in the first round. He also found gems in the later rounds. Clay (6th), Hartline (4th), Jones (5th), Clemmons (5th), Mathews (7th), Breener (rookie FA), Bess (rookie FA). He has found some great gems in the later rounds.

Ireland just needs to finish building the OL and for Tannehill to become a QB. If Tannehill becomes a franchise QB everyone will be calling Ireland a generous. That is what happened with Bill Polian at Indianapolis. Once Manning got hurt we saw what kind of team Polian had really built (1-15).

Posted by: FIRE ROSS KILL MARTIN JAIL POUNCEY | December 02, 2013 at 11:50 PM


TROLL, TROLL, TROLL ALERT.

BOYCOTT ALL CONVERSATION WITH THIS SCUMBAG GUYS PLEASE !!!
We can raise the bar a bit higher than to grovel at the level these FUCH'S so, so let's ignore them yes ?

SUCKKK MY DIKKKK TROLL SCUM !!!

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 03, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Really man you are a bit sick, now you regret this and try to tell us you are innocent again. Go get help for this, #Blog police.

Posted by: deity | December 03, 2013 at 06:34 PM

Somebody using my name Pal??? was it you?? You are a YG fake name after all!! I never called Marc a troll that is the tip off here. I called Marc a racist for his anti Jewish rants.
YG you are WAY out of your league with me PAL stay with Craig M you have a better shot!

orlando long was a parcells pick. odrick has been decent at best. davis has been bad this year, flamed out here. pouncey solid starter bad off the field stuff. thill and jordan jury still out

Bill,

Try to be at least a little objective. The Colts have been a perennial playoff team for over a decade with the exception of one single season. They have been better than us for far longer than Irelands tenure. Take a look who was already on some of those other teams when Ireland arrived.

I'd almost wash away the Parcells years because nobody can say with any certainty how much influence he had on things, it couldn't have been nothing.

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Same TROLL folks just ignore the TROLL and she will go away.

ireland has to go and i think he will,finally

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