Miami Dolphins: 10 observations from Week 8 win over Lions
9. Mostert is this close to breaking a big one
Raheem Mostert has been one of the more pleasant surprises through the first half of the season, and he has become the undisputed feature back in the Dolphins’ backfield. The speedster has put together some nice first down runs, but he has yet to break the big home run play. But that isn’t to say he hasn’t been close.
In Sunday’s game against the Lions alone, Mostert came within one shoestring tackle of breaking a 50+ yard touchdown rush, and there have been plenty more in previous games as well. The big play will come eventually as long as he continues to get his opportunities, and it could be the game-changing play that the Dolphins are looking for in an upcoming contest.
10. The Announcer/Mostert streak continues
I have been keeping “track” of the amount of times that NFL announcers reference the fact that Raheem Mostert is a former track star, and we are now 8 for 8 on the season, and this one even came with a montage.
In the game against Pittsburgh, Joe Buck got the reference in before the opening kickoff. It look longer for the CBS announcers to get to it in Sunday’s game against the Lions, but when they did, they had an entire video graphic put together about the track and field histories of Mostert, Jaylen Waddle, and Tyreek Hill. If I had to put money on it, I’d say we’ll make it 15 out of 17 this year. But we’re on pace for 100 percent.