The Bears’ scrub players are better than ours.
The media is REALLY over-hyping our first-string offense. Yes, they scored on a nice opening drive, but it wasn’t smooth. We had first and goal and the Bears stopped us three plays in a row.
Then a Bear penalty gave us another third down. Wasted.
Then we went for it on 4th down. (In a real game, there is no way on earth that Clueless Joe goes for 6 in that scenario). We also had two holds on the opening drive…it was not a clean drive at all.
The Dolphins got touchdown out of the deal only because of a Bear penalty and a pre-season risk by Joe Philbin. Against a better team in the regular season, it woulda be 3-0.
Yet, guys like Andy Cohen over at Dolphins.com say, “The first team offense could not have looked any more impressive.” Wow, if a lucky touchdown drive aided by penalties impresses Andy that much, no wonder the Dolphins hired him.
I’m a big Mike Gillislee supporter, but getting stripped by a 5th-string defensive back for a fumble might have sealed Mike’s fate. Cannot let that happen.
I hate the offensive formations we use. Same as last year. There are way too many spread formations. When it’s third and 2, bring in some extra meaty blockers and get the job done. Instead, we have 4 wideouts and a RB. We do this all the time. It works once in a while, but overall, it doesn’t add up in the long scheme of things. Just look at our record last year for proof.
Mike Hull was not as stellar as I hoped, but he did play well and had some big hits.
Jamar Taylor should be a dime back at best. He is lost out there.
Joe Philbin has the same look/demeanor as always.
Kong Suh made no spectacular plays, but I kept my eye on him, and he does clog up the middle. That’s what we kept hearing in the off-season, and that’s exactly what he accomplished. Well done.
Our defense caused zero turnovers, while the Bear defense caused about 200 turnovers it seems.
Josh Freeman and McCleod Thompson have an interesting battle ahead of them. Neither one is good, and that makes the contest so fun to watch.
I don’t believe in blaming the mistakes on “it was only our first game.” That is nonsense. A defensive lineman is taught in the first grade that you don’t jump until you see movement. Dolphin linemen were fooled all night long by hard counts, and there is no excuse for that. Poor discipline.