Miami Dolphins Week 2 Observations
2. Mike Gesicki may have played his way back into the offense
After a training camp and preseason full of questions about his future, Mike Gesicki got off to a rough start in Week 1, catching just one ball for one yard in the Dolphins’ win over the Patriots. But he came up big against Baltimore, which could force the offensive coaches to implement him into the game plan further.
Gesicki finished with a respectable 4 catches for 41 yards, but the most impressive one was instrumental in the Dolphins mounting a comeback. Down by 21 and facing a 3rd and 13, Tua Tagovailoa threw a high pass that nearly flew out of the back of the endzone, but not before it was plucked out of the air by Gesicki, who also managed to get both feet in bounds. Of all of the offensive fireworks from Miami, it may have been the catch of the day.
3. The offense bails out the defense…for once.
For years now, Dolphins fans have been counting on the defense to come up big and bail out an often lackluster offense that fails to put up any big numbers. The opposite was true on Sunday.
Miami gave up 28 points in the first half, and another touchdown to end the third quarter, an essential death sentence for any type of comeback attempt of 21 or more points. But the Dolphins became the first team since 2010 to mount a three-touchdown comeback in the fourth quarter, thanks in very large part to the offense’s ability to find its footing and ultimately win the game for Miami.