What Can We Learn From The Eagles Loss?

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Miami needs some more offensive lineman:

Being fair and more accurate, need a Right Tackle and perhaps guard. We saw what Jake Long is worth after he left, but I have witnessed Marc Columbo fail over and over again this season. Go back and watch the Eagles game, or even the Cowboys game. He gets beat off the ball more times than naught, and often gets help from a Anthony Fasano or Charles clay on the few times he is successful in blocking. He is a weak link in the line, and needs to be replaced. Vernon Carey also needs to go, he gets beat off the ball as well except his lack of athleticism comes from what I believe is age and the injuries he has suffered rather than lack of skill. Jake Long, Mike Pouncey, and Richie Incognito can stay. These guys play solid, especially when you take out the foul starts and 1,000 holding calls Incognito gets in a season. To prove my point with this I have two numbers for you guys. 44 (the number of sacks allowed this season) which is the worst in the league, and 9 (the number of sacks allowed this game most of which came after Long left the game).


Matt Moore is not the answer:

Although I still think Chad Henne came back against the Eagles and just dressed in Moore’s number. I mean honestly, they were a spitting image of each other. Throwing the ball up for grabs when under pressure, taking sacks because Moore held on to the ball to long, not reading blitzes and calling an audible, and even throwing balls behind receivers. There were times when Moore panicked and threw the ball to Reggie Bush even the Devone Bess was wide opened. Yeah Moore threw a touchdown pass, but Henne was known for one or two nice passes a game as well. Don’t get me wrong, Moore is a much better choice in the short term than Henne is. But the drafting of RG3 (Richard Griffin The 3rd ) and letting him learn the offense before taking the team over will be great, and give us time to look forward to the next 12-15 years of good QB play. Moore will give us a couple 9-7 maybe 10-6 seasons and possibly a playoff win. But he is NOT the answer.


Coaching staff:

Originally I was going to spend a few sentences explaining how Tony Sparano’s coaching scheme of playing conservative and running the ball forty time a game then punting or kicking field goals cannot keep up with this high scoring league. However, with ex-coach Sparano being terminated at 4:15 Monday afternoon I can shorten this section up a bit. The next coach of the Miami Dolphins needs to be a huge name with a passer friendly offensive scheme. Argue with me if you must, but Sparano did indeed land a decent foundation for the future of this franchise. He also had the best winning percentage as a Miami coach since 2004. However, he could not get a team chalk full of talent to win games due to conservative play calling, and thus is no longer with the team. Whoever Jeff Ireland and Stephen Ross decide to bring in needs to be set in stone as a good coach from the get go. When we draft RG3 we need him to stick to one scheme his whole career. It is very difficult for a young QB to learn 3 or 4 new schemes and try and succeed in this league. Our coach and Offensive coordinator need to know that they must mold RG3 into a future NFL star, and be able to step up to the task.


So go ahead Fin nation, let me know how you feel about my assessments. Also, look for my article highlighting who I feel has stood out enough to make the team next season. At least we know with the termination of Sparano as coach, Ross is dedicated to moving this franchise in the right direction.


Till next time,


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