Every win counts. Even wins when Tua looked like a confused rookie instead of the NFL’s #1 quarterback.
The defense saved the day on numerous occasions, highlighted by Jalen Ramsey’s two interceptions, making himself and Tyreek Hill the best couple of trades and the best money spent in Dolphins history.
As Xavien Howard slowly declines into an average-at-best CB with a lot of holding calls against him, Ramsey is shining. Combine that with the defensive line stuffing the Raiders’ run game, and it was lights out. The Raiders caught us sleeping on one TD drive, but that was it.
We needed the defense to be playing A+ because the offense, again, couldn’t top 21 points. This is concerning. Mike McDaniel’s play calls have evolved into trying to outguess the defense, instead of just pounding the ball at them. I will never understand how McDaniel can watch Mostert carve through them or 4 or 5 yards a pop, and then call a terrible screen pass on 4th and one.
And where the hell was all the motion today? Why abandon that aspect?
Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts.
Next up is the Jets, who should be in utter disarray after they benched Zach Wilson today. With it being a short week, I imagine Wilson plays Friday…and that is excellent news for Miami.