Are the Dolphins ready for Coach Fist-Pump? (Game Info)
Written by Dave Blake
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Now, this is an interesting reunion of sorts. The New York Jets new offensive coordinator, Tony "Fist-Fump" Sparano will bring his talented, yet sporatic, offense to face many players on Miami's defensive side of the ball that he knows very well. He understands Miami's strengths and weaknesses very well, although he will have to be careful as the Dolphins have a new defensive coordinator and is now running the 4-3 scheme.
So, how will the Miami fans react to Sparano? I actually liked Sparano as a person but I also felt he just didn't have enough talent to win. Add to that his inability to adjust to his team's talent, he was doomed to get excited over field goals instead of touchdowns. Despite a very disciplined team, many of us will remember Sparano as "Coach Fist-Pump" and that is what we hope to see on Sunday when we play the Jets. Miami's bend but not break defense should keep the game close, but I have a feeling that Tannehill will learn another NFL lesson if he tries to force the ball into Regis Island. If the Jets win the turnover battle it may not be good for the Dolphins, but I am hopeful that the Dolphins will beat the Jets.
Dolphins goals for 2012 (and every year):
Win the Super Bowl.
Win the AFC East.
Sweep the Jets.
Beat the Jets in Miami.
Beat the Jets in New York.
Enjoy this Super fistpump (I'll bet you can still feel the breeze from this one):
Tannehill needs more help from his receivers.
The Dolphins are all ready leading the AFC East in a category that it would be better to be last in: dropped passes. I think what disappoints Dolphins fans is the lack of a replacement for Brandon Marshall. If GM Jeff Ireland loses his job after this year he will have to have a "come to Jesus" moment and realize that this was the final nail in his coffin in Miami. The biggest nail was not finding a starting quarterback until this year.
Anyways, the Dolphins all ready have 5 drops this year:
Bess - 2
Hartline - 1
Fasano - 1
Clay - 1
Tannehill is tied with Aaron Rodgers in accuracy under pressure
You have to like Tannehill's poise in the pocket. He seems to have a good mental makeup to be a starting quarterback and I really like his quick release. One thing that GM Jeff Ireland has done is put together a good offensive line to help him out. As Jake Long gets healthier the left side should be one of the best in the NFL. Richie Incognito is beast at left guard.
"Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill is tied with Aaron Rodgers as the most accurate quarterbacks under pressure, with an Accuracy Percentage of 85.7%." PFF
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