Dolphins Jets A Battle Of Running Backs


The New York Jets want to knock the Miami Dolphins‘ Reggie Bush out of the game on Sunday and have made zero attempts to hide that fact.  The Jets might not be as dumb as Dolphins fans think.  With a hurricane barreling towards the New York and upper east coast on Monday, the game between division rivals may get wet and windy possibly putting both teams on a ground and pound attack.

The Dolphins boast one of the top rushing defenses in the NFL, in fact they are only 7 yards per game from gaining the top spot in the NFL.  Currently they are ranked 3rd.  The Jets do not have a formidable rushing attack but at times play well above their talent level.  This week, the Dolphins should see plenty of Shonne Green and even some Tim Tebow who will likely try and stretch the perimeter with option plays.

All of this of course is assuming that expected torrential rain and wind whip through the Meadowlands.

For the Dolphins, it’s a matter of grinding ahead and keeping the Jets pinned deep in their own territory.  This game could turn in to a game of turnovers if conditions truly get bad as some predict.  The Dolphins will likely activate most of their runners for this game, and it they do it’s a smart move.  Lamar Miller can easily spell both Bush and Daniel Thomas while Javorskie Lane is the bruising short yardage and goal line back the Dolphins will need to pound the ball forward.

The Dolphins wide-receivers and running backs have had a hard time keeping their feet on cuts and turns this year so it will be especially important for the team to where longer cleats for Sunday’s game.

Currently, The Weather Channel is predicting rain to start around 10:30 am eastern time with winds upwards of 18 miles per hour.  Should make for an interesting Sunday in the AFC East!

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