The Miami Dolphins, even with Teddy in there, have to be aggressive and go after the secondary of the Patriots.
The Patriots do have a decent defense. They play stout especially when their offense is keeping the game close, which is all they want to do. They want it to be close so that they can hopefully win in the end.
The Patriot’s defense is a bit weaker than it was when the Miami Dolphins played them all the way back in week one and they have a slew of injuries in the backend.
Jack Jones, Jalen Mills, Marcus Jones, and Adrian Phillips are all on the injury report and haven’t participated in practice this week. Obviously, because we have guys like that as well, that doesn’t mean they’re out. But when you start reading news like this even if it’s not true it means things don’t look great.
Our former do-everything type of player, Lynn Bowden, who I wish was still here, is getting at least willed into existence that he may play in the secondary for New England this week. We know Belichick gets all types of tingly when thinking about putting a receiver into the secondary so I say let him and exploit it.
This doesn’t mean you start changing up your approach to offense. But as I said before, do not hinder Teddy Bridgewater, no matter how motivated he appears, and let him rip it.
Make these backups have to cover Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle all over the field. The offensive line has been playing better so run that secondary out of their stadium.
Naturally, the running game needs to be involved possibly even more than it has been especially if it’s working. But man alive, if that secondary is going to be that weak, how do you not look to test them often?