Christian Wilkins and Kyle Van Noy now have Covid. Wilkins needs to stop hugging and prancing teammates so much. DISTANCE YOURSELF.
This is a game we always lose. A scrambling QB that we cannot stop. Some unknown tight end straight off the injured/practice list catches a TD pass. Unable to stop an opponent on 4th down. Our top DB getting hit with 4 separate pass interference penalties, and our 2nd-best DB getting burned on two separate TD passes. We lost a star WR and then our top kickoff returner for a while too. It always works against the Dolphins. We always lose these.
Until now. Yes, all of the above happened, but we had some of our own!
OUR unknown, 4th string WR (Mack Hollins) caught a TD, instead of giving one up. OUR 3rd and 4th and even 5th string (Patrick Laird and Salvon Ahmed) RBs played well. It was a thing of beauty. Our defense began the first drive with a fumble-TD and ended the day with a huge stuff on 3rd down. In between, they were horrible. And yet we won. We don’t write that much here. We won a game where the D played lousy.
That is a testament to the offense turning a corner. A testament to a reliable kicker. A testament to some strong coaching. (Actually, let’s say it’s a testament to taking advantage of the opposing coach’s stupid decisions.)
A great win made for a very fun Monday.
Preston Williams might be gone for the year. If you can, watch this replay. After his touchdown he got up okay. He looked fine. But then Christian Wilkins came over to celebrate, jumped on Williams, and then Williams went down. That’s a tough way to lose an exciting playmaker.
So much fun this weekend! Such a great win.
Now the key is to not get cocky. Justin Herbert is next, and you KNOW he wants to hurt Miami. You know it’s in the back of his mind. Brian Flores has to get the men ready.