The Dolphins make me cry, week five

The 2016 Miami Dolphins are not a good team.

I cringe when I see a team on Miami’s schedule that I believe they can win against. This week it is the Tennessee Titans at home.

Marcus Mariota threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score, helping fantasy football owners and the Titans to win 30-17 over the Dolphins.

Mariota is no rookie anymore but he looked like an MVP bouncing back with a strong game after totaling three interceptions and no TD passes in losses the past two weeks. He went 20 for 29 for 163 yards with no interceptions, and ran seven times for 60 yards.

DeMarco Murray added 121 yards rushing for the Titans, who totaled 235 on the ground. They improved to 2-3, and Miami fell to 1-4.

Here are some very concerning statistics regarding the Dolphins:

  • 200 total yards of offense, which were about half of the Titans total yards.
  • Dolphins committed two turnovers compared to zero by the Titans.
  • Miami converted only eight first downs compared to the Titans 23.
  • Here’s the icing on the carrot cake: Dolphins rushed for a team total 51 yards in front of their home fans.

I asked why did they get rid of Lamar Miller last week. I will not again.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is not officially in the doghouse. But I am building it.

The Titans sacked Tannehill six times, doubling their season total. In the second quarter, the crowd was booing Tannehill. By the fourth quarter, fans were chanting for his replacement, Matt Moore, who hasn’t started a game since 2011. Can you blame them? Tannehill finished 12 for 18 for 191 yards with two interceptions.

The Dolphins did have big plays in the game however I will not waste your time.

This game was one of four straight games at home for Miami with a bye after the third home game against their division rival Buffalo Bills.

Next up, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Adam Gase needs to get the Dolphins up for this game or I will need to build a larger doghouse.


Author: West Lamy

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