Week 11: Carolina at Miami SOLUTIONS TO VICTORY! I haven’t done one of these for quite some time now, but I felt the itch this week. This team is really on the verge. The time is now to step up! This reminds me much of an NFC team that came to Miami last season. DEFENSE: STOP THE RUN! If Soliai, Starks and Odrick can hold the line this week, we’re good. I’ve seen a lot of double-teams and pulling guards neutralizing the D line lately. Enough of that! We need these guys to play like the playoffs this week. OV, Shelby, Wheeler and Ellerbee have to have solid contributions as well. DeAngelo is a dangerous man. I believe he’s toasted us before. The Carolina stable is full, and confident. I’d like to see pressure packages this week. Send an extra defender on every play! Rattle Cam. Spy and spy! Spy Cam on every play. Sometimes LB, DE, S, and CB. Shadow and blitz packages. Wake is hopefully a week stronger, and ready to lay the smack down. If the Kraken awakens the Dolphins shall reap the treasures! Disciplined defenders are the call for the day. Don’t give rushers of any kind wide-open lanes. Lets get physical. I’m not singing 80’s Pop here. I think this is one of those games where we have to go out and play smash mouth maybe a little more than usual. Knock Ginn off the line. DJ needs to get up on Olsen, and knock him a little. As I've been saying, Wheeler and Ellerbee have to step up, and play big. No excuses. OFFENSE: RUN THE BALL! It’s no secret that running the ball, and stopping the run makes any team better. Sam Brenner… Didn’t know this name a couple weeks ago, now I’m thinking he could be a key. If your name rhymes with Jabar Filler you need to step UP! Get Tanny Moving. The kid is good, and accurate on role-outs, use them a little more! Read-options, meh… Maybe a couple. Charles Clay. This kid is really bringing it this year, and his consistency has MUCH improved. 6-8 catches are in order… to go along with 3 carries. Wallace Please… PLEASE for me! This week… Try to recall that you are not a T-Rex! You have fully functional arms that extend beyond your body, and those things at the end of them… they are HANDS! Please use them. Also, pay attention to where you are on the field, as you run. PREDICTION I am always a hopeful optimist, and this game isn’t changing my outlook. We have IMHO, an above average QB, with plenty of pieces around him. A defense on the verge of being fully healthy, and plenty of motivation! I’m hoping for a playoff-type atmosphere, but that will depend on the people in the stadium. Despite Carolina’s defensive stats, I believe RT has multiple TD’s this game, and the D snatches a couple TO’s, which lead to a big “upset”. Dolphins 27 Panthers 20 NEXT WEEK… JETS WEEK, JEST WEEK.