This portion of this wonderful Miami Dolphin article contains my notes. I saw and wrote down these notes and I really think you should see them. I take stupendous notes.
When the Dolphin’s defense was into the game meaning they weren’t just coasting, Kyle Allen and the Texans has no chance of doing anything. They were getting to him, forcing dumb throws, and making life miserable for Houston. They had like 35 yards of offense in the 1st half.
But then, they took their foot off the gas and started to let Kyle Allen have all day back there and he found guys open. That can’t happen.
It got weird there. Skylar was looking awful and the Dolphin’s offense was beyond stagnant. The game got within two scores and I was like there’s no way McDaniel puts Tua back in right?
Then the defense decided enough of this nonsense and shut down Houston to put the game away. It was nice seeing that.
If you bet the Dolphins, way to hang on.
Even with Armstead in there, the running game looked mid. They tried getting Jeff Wilson Jr. going but credit to Houston for taking that away.
But Tua was sharp throwing for 278 yards in the first half. If you need more evidence if Tua is the guy or not, I don’t know what to tell you. The guy hasn’t lost a game when he finishes it. Yes, we will know more when this stretch of 49ers, Chargers, Bills, and even the Jets begins this week.
That quick slant of the quick play-action is awesome. I honestly don’t think many guys in the league can make that motion and throw on time like that, Tua can and it’s awesome. Also, having Tyreek Hill take it 40 yards is really cool.
Hey, it’s Myles Gaskin. He had a forgettable day. Hopefully, Mostert is good to go this week. He should be.
Jaylen Waddle drops the ball sometimes. It’s not fun when he does and he would tell you that. Yesterday’s drops weren’t the easiest of plays but they are plays he has made. Nothing really to say but to keep practicing and hope it doesn’t happen anymore.
Andrew Van Ginkel with maybe the easiest INT he’ll ever have.
But then you get Waddle pretty much Mossing a dude on a deep ball. We’ll take all of that.
Love me some River Cracraft. That guy gets open and when you have Hill and Waddle on the field he gets even more open. I fully trust that guy’s hands.
My favorite play on offense today was a 3rd and 11 for the Dolphins. Tua scans all of his reads and then throws a ball out to Jeff Wilson Jr. for about eight yards and then Wilson, easily, takes it another six yards for the 1st down. That’s the evolution of Tua. Yes, Hill and Waddle are taking up a lot of attention but give Tua time and he can do that all day.
Tua, and I can’t be more serious about this, but Tua needs to watch tape of Kirk Cousins taking sacks. Nobody gets sacks softer and safer than Kirk Cousins. I don’t get why when Tua gets sacked it looks like he’s always getting broken in half. Nobody else ever looks like Tua looked yesterday when he was bent backward. It’s a real problem and one that needs attention.
A little surprised by how much in detail the announcing crew got into just how broken Tua was last year. The game wasn’t that exciting in the 2nd half so I guess they had to go with their plan B stuff.
McDaniel said in the clip I shared earlier that he was too aggressive in the 2nd half with how much he was throwing the ball. He said he learned from it. I hope he did because it was obvious that the offensive line couldn’t block for Tua or Skylar so how about just running the ball with Gaskin and play motivated defense?
Huge coaching week for the staff this week. McDaniel plays his former team and he might be handcuffed on the offensive line. Matt Applebaum needs to have his best practices this week.
You know the 49ers offense is going to some funky stuff with Deebo Samuel, Brandin Aiyuk, and Christian McCaffrey. It will be very interesting to see how prepared everyone on the team is.
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