3 things we learned in the Miami Dolphins deflating loss to the Bengals

Sep 29, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Ryan Fitzpatrick’s interview with Tua Tagovailoa. It was fun to see them together but nothing came of it. Wish they showed more. However, Fitzpatrick after the game, mentioned how lucid Tua was. Interesting hearing it after the injury.

Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit on the call for Amazon Prime. I upgraded my modem after week 2. Amazon Prime was lagging bad for me. Now it isn’t. Good move on my part.

The Miami Dolphins are undefeated in coin tosses.

The tackling by the Miami Dolphin’s defense wasn’t stellar. No excuses of course, but the effects of Sunday were being felt on a short week, No excuses. Hayden Hurst breaks a tackle on 3rd and 1 and gets 15.

For the first half, it seemed like every 3rd down for the Bengals was 3rd and 1 and they were getting ever time. Super annoying.

The personal foul on Keion Crossen was the right call. He didn’t need to jump on him when he was on the ground.

Man alive did Al Michaels sound like he was dying coming back after the first commercial. Sounded terrible.

I really hate the navy blue muff that Tua was wearing. Orange, white, aqua, pick one of our colors. Hated the navy blue.

Raheem Mostert is the starter. He ran hard all game. I think this is McDaniel’s guy but Chase Edmonds will also be highly involved.

Jaylen Waddle had a pedestrian game. 2 catches for 39 yards. He was a guy visibly and reported very distraught after the Tua injury. Makes sense. He’s been very good friends with Tua for many years. I fully expect him to heal up his groin over the next 10 days and be back to his awesome form.

Chase Edmonds dropped the easiest TD of his life. It really felt like that drop TD was the start of a very average night for the offense.

Love how Jerome Baker picked up Perine on a 3rd and 8. Last week, the Dolphin linebackers were not guarding the backs out the backfield when they brought pressure.

What are the odds Tyreek Hill gets holding penalty? It negated a 12 yard run.

Not great alert- Miami takes two timeouts in three plays because they are confused. It’s really not their night.

I don’t understand the graphic for next week’s game between the Colts and Broncos. Why do they want Jonathan Taylor stand like that? They did the same thing for Tua in the graphic last week. So weird.

You can’t say a bad word about the Dolphins short yardage defense. They stop a lot of plays for nothing especially near the goal line.

Elandon Roberts has limitations no doubt. But he is the real deal when it comes to plugging up a hole.

Jason Sanders, not the best night. He got blocked from 52 and he missed an extra point. Those points, naturally, mattered. He is going to be needed even more going forward. Need to get in the lab and get focused up.

Hey Amazon Prime, keep showing Tua’s hands after he got hurt. Everyone wants to keep seeing it. Doofuses

Tee Higgins blew by Xavien Howard. Howard is definitely dealing with an injury. This we knew but it was apparent last night. He’s another guy that needs rest.

Nice TD to Chase Edmonds on what looked like an unnatural flip by Teddy. I’ll take it. Good play call on 1st down inside the 5.

Biggest missed opportunity of the game was after the bomb to Hill. Miami inside the five and they settle for a field goal. We all knew that was going to hurt.

Start of the 4th quarter and believe it or not Miami is up 15-14.

Nice play by Kader Kohou breaking up a 3rd down pass to Tyler Boyd. This guy is a diamond in the rough.

I don’t see the Dolphins running to much to the left side.

Teddy gets picked off on a miscommunication to Gesicki. Looked like it should have been challenged by the booth, but nothing happened.

Dolphins lose 27-15.

The outcome is inconsequential because Tua’s health is priority #1. Here’s the latest.

It’s amazing after what we saw that he was able to go home and is in “good spirits.” Who knows when he will play football again. That’s not important.

We will find out what this team is made of. For everyone who wondered how Mike McDaniel will handle adversity, we shall see.

Also, beware of all the Twitter doctors that think they know exactly what’s going on. We aren’t there and we weren’t there when Tua’s tests happened. Let’s not act like we can diagnose stuff from our couches.

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