The Dolphins were able to get past the Jets without their best offensive player but I really don’t think they would be able to do that against this Saints’ defense. Fortunately, Jaylen Waddle was taken off the Covid-list and should be good to go on Monday night. That should be a ton of fun because Waddle’s speed on the fast track at the Superdome should be something the Dolphins look to utilize.
I think we all know that the Dolphins are going to use Waddle’s skill set of quick-twitch movements, separation, and Quicksilver-like speed. Even missing last week’s game, Waddle is tied for 5th with 19 catches on 3rd down. So we know Tua will be looking for him.
But on that turf, Waddle’s game can be elevated as if he just grabbed a hold of a flower in Mario giving him firepower. Hopefully, it will last more than 12 seconds. Monday night would be a perfect time, since the offensive line is doing a bit better in the pass protection area, to get Waddle on a deep post or a hitch and go. They haven’t converted many at all to Waddle deep, typically throwing to him around the 8-10 yard range. To me, it’s the perfect time to fake those routes and blow past somebody. This involves Tua being able to get the ball there, which I know might not happen.
It will be interesting to see who MarshonLattimore covers. Will it be Tua’s right-hand dude in Jaylen Waddle who gets the most targets or will it be the veteran, bigger player in DeVante Parker? I suppose we’ll see. Either way, unleashing Jaylen Waddle in the dome needs to be a priority for the Dolphins. I’d love to see a one to two play drive where Waddle goes 70 yards for a score. Pretty sure we all want to see that. Make it happen, Miami.