Six catches for only 48 yards, but like I’ve said about a billion times already, the offense was a level of putridness not seen that often. Nobody could stand out too much. But to me, Jaylen Waddle stuck out.
It was a 3rd and 17, something the Dolphins often found themselves, and all Miami did was throw a screen to Waddle. Waddle took it for 15 giving the Dolphins the realistic option to go for it. Naturally, the Dolphins missed the conversation, another aspect that occurred multiple times on Sunday, but the way Waddle effortlessly took that one-inch pass and took it 15 yards was impressive.
The Dolphins have thrown no less than 40 billion screens in the last 10 years. Most of the time I didn’t have much faith in it. With Waddle, I believe he can take it the distance every time he touches the ball. I’m not the first to say this but Waddle does in fact move differently. He almost glides but when he does it he does it super fast.
Maybe when Fuller plays in a game and Tua is back healthy this offense can start to scare defenses. You can already tell that Waddle is in the heads of defenses. They find where he is and know he has to be handled a bit differently compared to almost everyone else on earth.
Depending on how this season goes, Jaylen Waddle may be one of the only reasons to watch this team on offense. Hope I’m wrong, but who knows?