The Miami Dolphins made one of the weirdest play calls you will ever see during a football game on prime time. Up 14-3 with 26 seconds left on 3rd and 20, the dolphins loaded the box with an eight-man front.
This ultimately left 3 defensive backs playing man to man defense, with no safety over top. Meaning all it takes is one juke move and your beat for 7 points instantly.
Well this is exactly what happened.
Steelers 2nd string quarterback Mason Rudolph, who returned to action after suffering a concussion from Ravens Safety Earl Thomas, made a quick read to Steelers rookie wide out Diontae Johnson on a quick slant.
Diontae nevertheless took the pass 45 yards to the house.
From a viewing standpoint, there is no logical explanation for playing that type of defense up plus 10 right before halftime.
You are trying to seek your first win of the season. Its 3rd and 20 and you leave 3 defensive backs on a island with no protection over top. Mind boggling to say the least.
What the Dolphins may have competition for the number 1 pick?
The Jets are 1-6 in the same division as the Dolphins. The Bengals who look pathetic as well are 0-8. Broncos sit at 2-6, and the Browns sit at 2-4. We can expect the Browns to at least pick up 4 more wins but can we obviously say the same for the Jets or Dolphins. That’s a combined 5 wins between 4 teams.
Its highly possible we could go into week 16 with both the Bengals and Dolphins winless. What’s the significance of week 16? The Bengals play at the Dolphins for potentially the presumed number 1 pick.
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