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Miami CB's vs Elite Receivers

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Galant, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article241501361.html

    "...how have they played against the league’s very best receivers?

    For purposes of this study, we evaluated how Jones and Howard each played over the past two seasons against receivers or tight ends that have A) been invited to a Pro Bowl and/or B) Had a 1000-yard receiving season over the past two seasons.

    We used Pro Football Focus metrics specifically examining not when the Dolphins or Cowboys played teams with one of those receivers, but when Howard and Jones were specifically matched up against one of those receivers.

    Here’s what we found:..."

    "Was it worth committing more than $168 million to cornerbacks over multiyear contracts?

    It’s too soon to judge Sunday, with Howard just now rounding into form off his knee surgery. But we’ll know soon enough."


    See article above for the breakdown.
     
  2. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    I hope they just shut New England down. Sub 20 would be a great start, maybe like 13-16 points.
     
  3. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    Other than slot man Edleman, the Patriots WR and TE crew is completely unproven. If our guys are healthy, then they should really shine today in traditional coverage against them.

    Its the Patriots screen passes that I worry about.
     
  4. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    I'm worried about 9ur cohesion on defense and Cam running around if hes healthy.

    On talent aside from Cam we should shut them down, if both teams played flawlessly our defense would stop their offense, but football isnt a flawless game. One break in coverage can be an 80 yard TD.
     
  5. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    We've been abused by running qbs, screen passes and tes for what seems like forever. I expect that to continue, but hopefully we can limit them to fgs.
     
  6. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    I think all of those concerns in some way or another trace back to our subpar play at LB overall. Even in good years we have had "solid" play at best.

    All of those duties dont HAVE to fall on the LB but the defense is so much better off with a LB who can do one or more of those things.
     

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