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Need these 3 to pick up their game in the second half of the season:

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Vinny Fins, Nov 6, 2022.

  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Raheem Club Member

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    What if we're winning more games 38-35? Are you still keeping the DC because we can win shootouts?

    This isn't a new problem. The defense is fundamentally broken and has been for a couple of years. The bad teams that we faced and all of the turnovers just made it look better than it was. Subjectively, they've played like crap in a lot of wins but it got forgotten.
     
  2. cbrad

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    No in that case I agree with you. D has to play well down the stretch to keep Boyer. It's unlikely though our defense didn't play well down the stretch if we end up winning the SB.
     
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  3. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Raheem Club Member

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    What if we win 11 or 12 games and get into the playoffs? You on board getting rid of him if the rest of the regular season looks like what we've seen?
     
  4. cbrad

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    Yeah of course. Covered that in the post you quoted. D has to play well down the stretch, or in the playoffs if we win the SB.
     
  5. Pauly

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    For that to happen Tua has to loft the ball over the CB, which is exactly what he tried to do. Throwing a dagger stops Waddle’s momentum and he gets tackled as soon as he catches the ball.
     
  6. Pauly

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    Tackling is more about motivation and willingness to put your body on the line than anything else. Poor tackling is a bad sign.
     
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  7. Fishhead

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    Most definitely. This defense should be better than it has been, injuries included. It’s not an elite unit, not without a top edge rusher (hopefully Chubb), better interior LBs and a top tier CB (no faith Jones is coming back). With that being said, they should be better than they are - players are not put into position to make plays, and in game adjustments are minimally effective at best.
     
  8. dolphin25

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    Uh no.... Waddle was open by at least 5 years, throw the ball down field and let him run under it.

    There is another play that you may be thinking about. The one I am talking about was like the last drive or 2 of the game.
     
  9. dolphin25

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    Did you notice DC rotated Chub and Phillips? Just brilliant :(
     

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