With all the bad press going on, nice to see it didn't get into the players heads. I only believe 50% of what the talking heads say, but I could have seen how all the 0-4 streak, Martin breakdown, losing 2 games in a row with a lead, then seemingly happening again last night...all that adds a lot of pressure, but Miami got it done! They stayed focused and played great (besides on 3rd downs) and "Wake is Back!"
When I saw Grimes laying in the endzone after that monster return, I said "get that man some oxygen!" then after the commercial break, they showed him sucking on the oxygen...too funny!
A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
Does anyone know who downed the Fields punt in OT on the 7? It was a great play and a key play that isn't being mentioned much. Our guy was down there right away and was able to grab the ball before it went into the end zone. If he's not there in perfect position the Bengals start at the 20 with much more breathing room.
short yardage wouldn't be so bad if they run QB sneaks or hand the ball to Clay at FB. we converted a QB sneak for a TD and a 3rd and short with a Fb dive do more of the same
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I'll just comment that we might as well omit Miller's 41-yard run when looking at his stats. Even considering the long return was unfortunate, the turnover completely erased any value the run might have had.
Why so gloomy?
Great Writeup as usual. The fact that Cam Wake is healthy again is a huge difference..a complete game changer for this team. He is THE best player on the team and its not even close. Im not going to say we would have won so and so yada yada but everyone who watches him knows he can change a game by himself. Also...man Patterson is a player. Gotta keep him on the field because the dropoff is steep.
Two complaints I have. Jimmy Wilson is awful in coverage. Good ST player..and yeah he had a big hit causing that INT. But he gets beat consistently. Where is Jamar Taylor? I know they like the experience with Wilson..so maybe its a scheme thing. But Im worried with Taylor not being able to work himself into that rotation with Wilson in front of him. Not to mention when patterson and Carroll went down they brought in Standford over Taylor. I have high hopes for the kid but thats confusing stuff right there.
Second negative would be short yardage. Stop giving the ball to Daniel Thomas on 3-1. Take it out of the playbook. Give it to clay or for heavens sake please call a QB SNEAK! Its 3rd and inches Tannehill should get that every single time. SNEAK SNEAK SNEAK!
Front page write up. Now you're in the big time Hayden . Well deserved
This game reminded me of what football is all about. Forget the schemes and injured players on both side. Our team wanted it more and found a way to deliver.
The D was completely exhaused after being on the field the entire 3rd quarter but battling through leg cramps and physical exhaustion and found the strength to fight to the end and victory.
Despite all the BS swirling around the OL they only allowed 3 sacks and ran the ball effectively. Props to Ryan for getting the job done when it counted as well.
Now let's smoke Tampa and make a run at the playoffs
Any good write up can be featured on the front page. but if I have to do a ****load of editing to make it somewhat presentable... forget it. ain't nobody got time for that.