Kiko Alonso is the identity of our defense: he makes great plays to get us out of a whole, but he also inconsistent when it comes to tackling. Sometimes he plays a little out of control.
Also, they are on the money about our OL: we were tremendously soft in the middle. Give Osweiller credit for not forcing things and taking what they gave us.
I'll add more PFF stats to this thread when they come out.
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The Lions’ game plan to get the ball out quick kept the Dolphins from generating any type of pressure to rattle Stafford. The few times Dolphins pass-rushers were able to beat blocks, the ball was already out well before they got to the quarterback.
The Dolphins did a decent job at plugging initial points of attack in the ground game but failed to finish plays and allowed Johnson to find the open lane elsewhere too often. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence made a positive impact, as he was able to shed some blocks and cause disruption on the interior. Linebacker Kiko Alonso missed multiple tackles on the day and took a poor angle of pursuit on one play that led to a big run.
One can count on a single hand the number of snaps where Osweiler was gifted with a clean pocket. Each of the Dolphins’ offensive linemen permitted at least three pressures sans Laremy Tunsil, who did not allow a single pressure on the day. Swanson allowed Detroit defenders to pressure the pocket on six occasions and allowed one sack, while Larson allowed five pressures.
It was simply a poor showing all around from Miami, who received its best performances from Tunsil and, surprisingly, Osweiler. The replacement quarterback was able to maneuver through a hotly contested pocket to do his best to keep the Fins in the game. Some of the highlights included connecting with Kenny Stills on a corner route from the Detroit five-yard line and a sensational scoring toss to a diving Danny Amendola on a crossing route to bring Miami within 10 points early in the fourth quarter.