Last year, Mark Andrews had his way with the Miami Dolphins’ defense. He was the one player that they could not contain, and this year he will be an even bigger factor in the game.
So now we ask the question who will defend him and try to slow him down this year?
The answer is Jevon Holland.
Last year Elandon Roberts was eaten up by the Pro Bowl tight end, but Jevon Holland can be different. He is fast, physical, and a ball hawk in the backfield. Jevon Holland was also a key cog in the machine of shutting down the two-pronged tight end attack from New England this past week.
While I think there is still a role for a guy like Elandon Roberts in this game, I think there is a much greater chance that when Jevon Holland is sent to blitz the passer, it is more likely the guy covering Mark Andrews will be Duke Riley.
Duke Riley is a super physical, fast, cover linebacker that can be an impact player against mobile quarterbacks until Channing Tindall is ready to go.
Look for the Miami Dolphins to also run pressures away from Andrews as he has always been an efficient pass blocker and run-blocker. It will benefit the Miami Dolphins greatly in this game to just keep Andrews at bay and not allow him to be the home-run hitter.
So, if you can keep Andrews at bay, where else can the Ravens expose and gash you for big yards? On the ground. So how do you stop the run?