Miami Dolphins Week 5 Observations
8. Raheem Mostert is the feature back
It was an equal-part duo at the start of the season, but it looks as though Chase Edmonds has fallen out of favor when it comes to the rushing attack. Raheem Mostert has instead become what looks like a feature back, getting 33 carries to Edmond’s 6, and he has made the most of his opportunities. He has 182 rushing yards over the past two games, and has been one of the very few bright spots in Miami’s offense during that time.
The Dolphins even opted to give Myles Gaskin four touches against the Jets. Edmonds had one.
9. Channing Tindall Sighting!
We have been waiting patiently for the debut of some of the rookies on the roster, and we got them on both sides of the ball on Sunday. In addition to Skylar Thompson’s first game, linebacker Channing Tindall finally got into the action as well. He was in on the tackle on a third-and-long for the Jets in the first half, making his first mark on the NFL. Perhaps he will be ready to be a regular feature in the defense by the end of the season, when Miami will play against some of the most elite quarterbacks in the league.
10. The offense can rely on speed…but only for so long
His statistical output was abnormally low, and his decision-making in the open field was questionable at best, but Tyreek Hill was able to show some flashes of the ability that makes him so special. He was able to turn broken plays and potential lost yardage in to positive gains, simply by using his blazing speed to evade and make defenders look foolish.
It can’t be their only trick, though. The speed needs to be a compliment to solid and effective offensive execution, which they had none of in Sunday’s game against the Jets.