3 reasons the Jets scored 40 points on the Miami Dolphins

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 09: Skylar Thompson #19 of the Miami Dolphins is sacked by Quinnen Williams #95 of the New York Jets and John Franklin-Myers #91 of the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium on October 09, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Edward Diller/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 09: Skylar Thompson #19 of the Miami Dolphins is sacked by Quinnen Williams #95 of the New York Jets and John Franklin-Myers #91 of the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium on October 09, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Edward Diller/Getty Images) /
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Skylar Thompson #19 of the Miami Dolphins is sacked by Quinnen Williams #95 of the New York Jets. (Photo by Edward Diller/Getty Images) /

#2: Mike McDaniel’s gameplan was scrapped from the start:

Coming into a game where your team is riddled with injuries and you don’t have your franchise QB is tough enough as it is. Now take the game plan you cooked up for a week and a half with your backup QB, and throw it in the garbage because the NFL ruled him out for the game.

Now you have an injury-riddled team, no game plan in place, and a rookie QB who had zero preparation to start this football game.

These aren’t excuses, this is telling it how it is.

Skylar Thompson was one of my favorite players in pre-season, but it is clear that he has a long way to go before playing with the big dawgs. And that is no slight at Thompson, he is a 7th-round rookie who is getting 3rd-team reps, in what world is he supposed to pick up the slack seamlessly?

Skylar Thompson – By the numbers:

  • 19/33 Completions
  • 166 Yds
  • 0 TD
  • 1 INT
  • 58.4 Rating

– Stats provided by ESPN.com

Even with all that being said, Mike McDaniel engineered an offense with what he had and fought this team back into a 2 point game. But the offense could not build consistent drives.

The Miami Dolphins defense played a decent game for the most part and had some huge plays to give the offense a chance. But after many missed opportunities the defense’s gas tank went on E and well… you know the rest.