3 Miami Dolphins players who need to improve this week against the Jets

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – AUGUST 21: Liam Eichenberg #74 of the Miami Dolphins in action against the Atlanta Falcons during a preseason game at Hard Rock Stadium on August 21, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

I’m leading out with the guy who is giving all of us weekly fits of rage. We’ve all seen this week Liam’s name get dragged for being the number one guy in the league for giving up the most quarterback pressures. Don’t worry lovers of trench play, Liam is followed by two other Miami Dolphin linemen but I digress.

The Dolphins traded up in the second round to take the tackle out of Notre Dame. At the time, I liked the move. Miami was in need of a right tackle, they have a left-handed quarterback, and Eichenberg didn’t give up a sack his entire college career. Makes sense to me.

Since being on the Dolphins, we have seen a guy who appears to be a step behind in pass blocking, something he has admitted to, and that has not been on the same page with the rest of his extremely underperforming brethren. I know he’s a rookie but these numbers would make any Miami fan vomit uncontrollably.

The bright side is, you have to think the only way to go is up, and on Sunday he’ll have that chance. Eichenberg will see a lot of former Dolphin Shaq Lawson. It’s a real revenge game for Lawson. Hopefully, Liam knows that he has to pick his game up. I wouldn’t be too shocked if the Dolphins look elsewhere if his poor play continues. Actually, who am I kidding? Eichenberg can give up 100 sacks this year and the Dolphin’s management would probably rush to extend him.