Bears 16, Dolphins 0
Written by Rich Rodriguez
Friday, 19 November 2010
Cameron Wake continues to be a force, with 6 tackles, 1 sack and a forced fumble. Wake also made some of those tackles against the run behind or at the line of scrimmage. Run defense was supposed to be his weakness.
Brian Hartline is the only guy who showed up on offense. With 5 catches for 70 yards, including a 24 yard catch down the sideline, he was more dependable than superstar diva whiny byotch Brandon Marshall on this night.
The offense as a whole was putrid. A goose egg on the board will attest to that. The Dolphins only called 7 running plays. The leading rusher was Tyler Thigpen with 27 yards.
Dan Henning's lack of balance on playcalling all year has been atrocious. It seems Henning loves to put quarterbacks in positions to fail by asking them to throw too much and not establishing a running game to help them out. Playaction on 3rd and 13 is simply a ridiculous call.
Brandon Marshall is hurting this team on the field with his antics. Throwing the ball to the sidelines, talking trash, dropping passes. This guy is simply not a leader. He has a lot of maturing to do.
The Dolphins defense could not stop the run or get off the field on third down.
The Bears had the ball on offense for 37:51. This is not a winning formula for a team that lacks big play ability.
Tyler Thigpen had an ugly debut starting his first game for the Dolphins. He threw one terrible interception and should have had another. There were some nice throws, but there were a few that were too high and a couple that didn't come near anyone with a Dolphins jersey. The reason Thigpen goes under the "ugly" rather than the "bad" is that he had very little blocking, his number 1 target was dropping passes and got injured and his offensive coordinator completely left him out to dry by completely abandoning the run game. There were only 7 called running plays versus 35 called passing plays. That being said, there were plays to be made and Thigpen didn't make them.
Things are getting pretty dire. The Dolphins are a banged up team. The offensive coordinator has done nothing to adjust to more of a running style. Special teams continue to be shaky, even though they have improved. And the fanbase is growing restless with this coaching staff and front office.
You do realize that the one interception that he threw was tipped at the line of scrimmage. It wasn't knocked up in the air, but it took enough off the throw to make it short. Watch it again.