We’re going with a tag-team duo of death to kick off this article.
Miami’s offensive line has been quite rough these past few weeks. Even though there has been some improvement since the Buffalo debacle of 2021, the line is still not giving Jacoby Brissett the time he needs to operate the offense which makes this inevitable matchup against Vea and Suh even more disheartening. Without anyone else contributing to the defensive gameplan, if Miami can’t control this duo, they don’t stand a chance at getting the win.
Vea and Suh are at different points in their careers. Vea is still in his prime where Suh is starting to age a little since his time in Miami. That being said, both are still capable of getting off a good pass rush and throwing a few offensive linemen around in the running game. If Miami can’t figure out a way to slow these two down, they’re going to have a lot of problems.
The issue with game-planning against this duo is that you can’t dedicate a double team to both. Even putting two linemen on one of them creates challenges because of Tampa’s blitzing schemes. Miami can only keep so many players in to block which creates a huge issue if you’re trying to run routes that can catch these weaker corners off guard. If Miami wants to stand a chance, they need to win their one-on-one battles when they are fighting them and give Brissett some sort of time to step into his throws.