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0-5 in last 5 division games, what does this tell us about the rest of the season?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Brasfin, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. Brasfin

    Brasfin Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2013
    This is one very scary stat that I just noticed. We lost our last 5 divisional games by a combined score of 182-72 going back to the end of last season against the Patriots, Jets, Bills, Jets and Patriots in this order. 3 out of those 5 games were at home.

    What does this tell us? I think it has a lot to do with our coaches and more specifically our coordinators. Obviously the jury is still out on Anarumo and Campbell, but it seems like Lazor and Coyle were getting constantly out-coached and out-schemed within our division. We also lost the Jaguars game, a team which played us last season and had some familiarity with the offense.

    These teams seem to have figured us out and we just can't stop them, whether the games are at home or away.

    If you look at our record versus teams that hadn't played us yet in that same time span, we actually played pretty well (offensively at least). We put up 36 on the Broncos, 37 on the Vikings, 38 on the Titans and 44 on the Texans.
    It's like teams initially have some trouble with us because we run a different offense that confuses them. Then when they learn how to stop us, they do it consistently and we have no answers.

    If this trend continues, we'll likely continue to play well against teams that have not played us yet under Lazor and will continue to struggle against teams that have.

    This means we'll likely struggle against:
    The Bills, Jets, Ravens and Chargers. Maybe the Eagles since they run a similar style of offense and Kelly probably knows Lazor's tendencies very well. If you think about, we may also struggle against the rest of the NFC East for the same reasons, like we did against the Redskins.

    I think the writing is on the wall, if we do not get this fixed we'll likely have a losing season, especially now that Wake is injured.
  2. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2014
    I believe no one can beat the Patriots. I believe we can beat the Jets and Bills.
  3. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

    Sep 7, 2012
    Hattiesburg, MS
    Agree, but I think you have to look at how key injuries have affected us the past few seasons along with Joe making poor personnel decisions and the pass heavy gameplans.

    Miller opened the game for us with an 8 yard run, but Lazor completely gave up on the run last night after we lost James. As for the struggles, it wasn't just the QB who struggled, the receivers and TE's did as well.
  4. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    New York
    I thought it was odd that even when James went out, they kept running it to the right.
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  5. JShady

    JShady Miami Heat lover

    Sep 8, 2013
    Please don't say that. I would be pissed if they went undefeated. Only our Dolphins are the only ones to remain the only one or else I have nothing else to bring up to my coworkers when they talk **** to me
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  6. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2014
    Thank you!!! I was wondering the exact same thing. The play right after he went out we ran right.
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  7. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2014
    Better hope the Seahawks get back. They are only team deep enough with DB's to do it.
  8. PhinsPhan8

    PhinsPhan8 New Member

    Sep 25, 2011
    Birmingham, AL
    It tells me that Philbin was a terrible coach and that the Patriots are kinda good.
  9. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

    Sep 7, 2012
    Hattiesburg, MS
    There was no concerted effort to run after the first drive... Miller ended up with 9 attempts for 15 yards and a TD... Sims killed our opening drive with the holding call. Albert also had a false start.

    Miller's runs:

    1st Qtr: 3 attempts, 11 yards
    RG 8 yards
    RT 0
    RE 3 yards

    2nd Qtr: 2 attempts -1 yard
    LG 0
    MD -1

    3rd Qtr: 4 attempts, 5 yards
    RT 4 yards
    RG 1 yard TD
    MD 2 yards
    RG -2

    4th Qtr: 0 attempts
  10. mlb1399

    mlb1399 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    That we're still not a very good team and still very far away.
  11. muscle979

    muscle979 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    Evans, GA
    The first 4 in that streak were under Philbin so they don't matter anymore. The last game was simply not winnable. It would have taken a miracle for us and would have been incredibly difficult even for a supremely talented team with experienced coaching. Everybody will feel better when we beat the Bills and Eagles and are 5-4 heading back to Miami.
  12. Big_fin

    Big_fin New Member

    Oct 24, 2015

    Agreed. We need to make a few adjustments with the offensive and defensive schemes, fine-tuning a few things still. We also need to make a few personnel adjustments that could help us out significantly... starting with the kicker.
  13. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

    Nov 25, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I think our offense just looks so bland and vanilla compared to other teams that I watch play. The entire unit doesn't seem to play with any urgency, especially when behind.
  14. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Our offense cant function unless we run the ball. Period. Everything Lazor does well as an OC is based on being able to run the ball well.

    If we run the ball well next week...we will win. Pretty straight forward.
  15. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Oh the Patriots can be beaten. We can beat them. Just odds arent great we will.

    They usually play near a flawless game. If we played as flawless as they do...we would beat them almost every time. But nobody plays as mistake free football as the Patriots.
  16. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Yeh..Brees is done..

    ****in 7 tds today...holy ****
  17. yogi superstar

    yogi superstar Banned

    Oct 11, 2015
    Tells me we need to beat Buffalo!
  18. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    that was a pretty funny one when some pundits suggested it..they did the same with brady...all you have to do is watch the player in isolation to know

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