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Week 6 Opponent: Chicago Bears

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by PhinFan1968, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 Rosen's Roughnecks Club Member

    Tough home loss...hard to swallow...nevertheless, next up is 'da Bears.

    This is another "no worries" game for me personally, like the Pats/Raiders games, I had absolutely no concerns about losing going into those games...I say we win the next 2 at minimum.

    Cutler's good, but prone to poor decisions and mistakes...can we capitalize on pressure? I think we match up well on both sides of the ball in this game.

    Their top 4 targets are all tough...but I think the pressure will minimize their impact. I think Forte will only get about 50 yards rushing.

    Any thoughts?

    Edit: Mods please change title to "Week 7 Opponent: Chicago Bears"
     
  2. rdhstlr23

    rdhstlr23 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I disagree. As well as I thought we matched up against Green Bay, I think we're equally as poorly matched up with Chicago.

    I think their defense is much better than people give them credit for. It's not good by any stretch but they're at least causing TOs. Fuller is awesome and probably the clubhouse leader for DROY. Hopefully Briggs and DJ Williams are back because the 3 young LBs they played today looked incredibly fast against ATL. They were physical too.

    Where we can have success against Chicago? Running the ball and attacking their safeties in coverage with backs and tight ends...guys like Miller, Clay, and Landry could all have nice games.

    We have to get pressure on Cutler. And we have to get pressure on him early. Get him rattled. If not, we stand littlen chance IMO. They're massive at the recieved position. And with Slausen, Garza, and potentially Bushrod back, it bodes well for their run game.

    Forte is dangerous as a reciever. Has more 100 games than Wallace this year...1...but still.
     
  3. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    It drives me crazy when people want to talk about next week on game day.
     
  4. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    Thoughts:

    1. Tough matchup with their twin tower receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. For starters, Marshall is an emotional player and this is the first time he gets to play his old team the Dolphins. He will be up for this game. Secondly, one weakness we have seen in Brent Grimes is he can be beaten by unusually big receivers. Those two qualify. Finnegan is even weaker toward size.

    2. Matt Forte matches up well against Miami in the passing game, and Miami may still have a weakness there.

    3. The thing Miami does on defense that has been effective against guys like Tom Brady, Derek Carr and yes even to some extent Aaron Rodgers? Might not work as well on THIS quarterback. That is pressure. Jay Cutler seems to weirdly thrive on pressure, to get amped up as he's hit more. He's literally got a 110 passer rating on plays under pressure which is something I've never seen before. While that is likely a temporary blip, he's still always seemed to handle pressure in stride.

    4. All that said, there may be something about Bill Lazor's offense that just stumps the Bears defense, like what happened against the Patriots and Raiders. So that would have to be our hope.
     
  5. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    I expect another loss by our coaching staff. I think Brandon Marshall comes out looking to score at least 3 TDs.
     
  6. rdhstlr23

    rdhstlr23 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'll be watching at Soldier Field. I just kept telling myself I'd be OK losing as long as we were walking away 3-3, but it looks like that won't be the case.
     
  7. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    I'm pretty sure we lose this one, and unlike the Green Bay game, I don't think it will be as close.
     
  8. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Its gonna be tough to win.

    Our CBs play 7 yards off ..... they have huge recievers.....Matt Forte is a complete weapon. We can run the ball on them....and Cutler is prone to being a bone head. But ...zero faith we should win.

    Which means they will go to Chicago and win by 14. There by getting us all excited. Then we win against Jacksonville....before crapping the bed again against San Diego....and we wish wash all they way to a 9-7 season missing the playoffs.....
     
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  9. Dolphins1Beatles

    Dolphins1Beatles Ziggy Stardust

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    Probably will miss most of this game...and I'm not even mad. :sad:

    I wouldn't be surprised if they won...only to then blow any goodwill yet again by letting the Jaguars get their first win to copy that Beat the Bengals/lose to winless Bucs thing from 2013.
     
  10. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    It's a game where all signs point to a loss, there's only one thing that will get us up to playing at a high level, if Tannehill makes plays on his own
     
  11. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 Rosen's Roughnecks Club Member

    The biggest thing that makes me not worry about this game, is that Cutler isn't afraid to throw it out there and let his receivers go get it, and he has a tendency to under-throw it...we have guys who have shown in the past they can take advantage of this if the ball isn't placed perfectly. He's going to have to be VERY sharp to make a livin' off that stuff. I say we get at least 3 picks enroute to a blowout.

    Edit: His big throw to Jeffery this last game was well underthrown, with busted coverage, else that would have been an easy pick. It was the same type of underthrow that has resulted in several picks for RT.
     
  12. IdrA

    IdrA Rebuilding for Eternity.

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    Alshon Jeffery is going to molest Finnegan Begin-Again just a heads up.
     
  13. Piston Honda

    Piston Honda Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Yeah might as well forfeit the game, forfeit the season too lol.

    Ever hear the term, never get too down after a loss?
     
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  14. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 Rosen's Roughnecks Club Member

    Meh...not worried. The best thing the Bears offense does, with any consistency, is run blocking...I like our match-up there.

    Their defense is average at best, decent against the run, bad against the pass...both areas we match-up well at. And their STs are even worse than ours.
     
  15. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    I don't see how we match up well, at all. Their bad against the pass, our pass offense sucks. What is a good match up?
     
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  16. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

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    Doubt they will blow us out. This should be a decent game. Tannehill has to play mistake free football. Our D has to make plays. Its as simple as that.
     
  17. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Tannehill found another level of slowing the game down in the 2nd half, he did some things that were not the norm for him, that 2nd half bought him next week.
     
  18. Jaj

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    The Dolphins play well when the expectations against them are low and when they play as a big underdog. Expect Miami to run the ball well and stop the run well. Cutler will make his mistakes and Miami may surprise. That's the nature of this team.
     
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  19. magicap

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    I will be up around Chicago for a wedding this weekend so needless to say I will be attending the game. God I hope their 2 stud Wrs don't make fools out of our midget corners.
     
  20. Shamboubou

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    We don't have anybody to bring down their receivers. Grimes trying to tackle Marshall is going to be comical.
     
  21. navagator

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    I am also flying in for the game. Two questions for the board.

    1. If anyone has a beat on 1-3 tickets for the game, let me know. Tickets on Stubhub are outrageous.

    2. Anyone have any idea what the pre-game/tailgate scene is like for visiting fans? We wont have a car, so we are contemplating just going down to the stadium with sandwiches and beers. Are there any good bars near Soldier field?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  22. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    Looks like the opening line is Chicago -3.0 (-125).

    It suggests to me that their power ratings don't necessarily indicate a particularly disadvantageous personnel matchup for Miami, nor do they indicate an advantageous one. But the line is going to move at least to -3.5, IMO.
     
  23. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    One place we have a great matchup is Wake against Jordan Mills, one of the worst pass blocking RTs in the league.
     
  24. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    It would not surprise me if the power ratings and analytics suggest that the Bears have a very broad-based personnel advantage against Miami, but that Cameron Wake versus Jordan Mills alone mitigates it.
     
  25. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    I'm not as upset over the recent loss. The team is talented enough to hang with anyone. There simply isn't the comfort or the familiarity with the passing game we need right now.

    We'll probably win despite the low morale at the moment.
     
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  26. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Damn I wish I could be at this game. Chicago is such an amazing City. If you ever get lucky enough to stay inside the loop..so many great restaurants..bars..I love Chicago
     
  27. 77FinFan

    77FinFan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    What do you mean?
     
  28. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 Rosen's Roughnecks Club Member

    That TD to Landry IIRC...he had to adjust, slither, and move up in the pocket, and did some pump-fakes in the process. Very great play.
     
  29. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 Rosen's Roughnecks Club Member

  30. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    Meaning if he continued his first half play last week he would be riding the pine this week.
     
  31. speed

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    These are the types of games we win.

    Jacksonville scares me.
     
  32. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Did Oakland scare you?
     
  33. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Cutler is running more this year so we will have to continue to contain, Marshall is overrated..wish we had dion Jordan to match up with Bennett.

    I look forward to see if Ryan connects the 2nd half to the game this week, i really look forward to watching our defense play, especially Jenkins and misi.
     
  34. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    IMO, even if Wake needs a break for a few plays, Shelby has enough pass rush skill to get past Mills as well.
     
  35. Sleepy

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    I can see us getting to Cutler but I can also see Forte and the screen game being effective all game against us. :sad:
     
  36. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    thats not true nappy, I was just thinking out loud, my own personal way of evaluating him..

    I started that game thread for the packers and in it I said that I thought Tannehill would play well and we would win the game, well I think I was half right, we deserved to win that game, and Tannehill 2nd half was good enough to continue with the evaluation of whether he's the franchise.
     

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