Miami Dolphins Stock Up/Stock Down
UP: Trent Sherfield
Trent Sherfield was one of the wide receivers that appeared to be on the bubble during training camp, as it was unclear whether he would make the team or not. But he has made his mark on the team in 2022 as the Dolphins’ third leading wide receiver. It’s not saying much, considering that Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle have over 1,200 more yards than the rest of Miami’s wide receivers combined, but he has outperformed the high-priced Cedrick Wilson Jr. by a long shot.
Sherfield had his second-best game of the season on Sunday Night, pulling in 3 catches on 3 targets for a total of 44 yards. He was again behind the two big stat producers in the box score, but he had a couple of big catches that proved to be crucial in the Dolphins keeping drives, and their hopes of victory, alive.
DOWN: Mike McDaniel
Things were all rainbows and roses for Mike McDaniel during the first three weeks of the season as the first-year head coach was overachieving and defeating some of the best coaches the game has to offer. But his team has stumbled over the past few weeks, and despite the win over the Steelers, Sunday Night was easily his most poorly coached game of the season.
There were questionable play calls and obvious clock mismanagement on multiple occasions, but his most egregious mistake came on the much-talked about 4th down call in the third quarter that would have put his team up by two scores had he taken the easy field goal. Proof that Chase Edmonds missed a gaping hole surfaced upon rewatching the game, but McDaniel was of course placed with the blame.
First year head coaches are going to experience growing pains, and hopefully we have seen the last of McDaniel’s for the season.