Dolphins 23, Browns 10
Ryan Tannehill - After a slow first half in which he was sacked 3 times and threw an interception, Tannehill got it going in the 2nd half, finding Brandon Gibson and Brian Hartline often. Not a bad showing against a pretty good defense.
Brian Hartline - 9 catches for 114 yards and 1 TD, Hartline did it all with his crisp route running and incredible sideline catches.
Brandon Gibson - Good debut for Gibson with 7 catches for 77 yards. Gibson is filling in nicely in the slot so far.
Charles Clay - Looked good, particularly in the first half with 5 catches for 54 yards. Hopefully he can continue to fill the gap for Dustin Keller.
Dmitri Patterson - Monster game with 2 interceptions. He was the best Dolphins cornerback on the field against the Browns.
Cameron Wake - 2.5 sacks to start the season. Big day for Wake, who was constantly beating his man and harassing Brandon Weeden.
Randy Starks - The franchise player had a franchise day with 1.5 sacks.
Caleb Sturgis - Nice start rookie, going 3 for 3, including a 49 yarder.
The Dolphins Defense - Against a very good offensive line, the Dolphins held the Browns to 47 yards on the ground, 1 of 14 on third down and caused three interceptions. The lone blemish was Jordan Cameron's 9 catch, 108 yard, 1 TD day.
Run Game - 20 yards on 23 carries for a 0.9 ypc average. I don't think I've ever seen such ineptness on the ground by the Dolphins. The Dolphins running backs were getting hit in the backfield way too often.
Offensive Line - Poor run blocking and there were some break downs in pass protection. Tannehill got sacked 4 times.
Offensive Playcalling - I don't normally criticize playcalling, but I saw a lot of vanilla out there. I could have predicted most of the plays I saw out there. It was obvious when we were going to run. And it is a shame that when Joe Haden was lined up 10-12 yards off Mike Wallace, the Dolphins weren't dialing up quick slants to Wallace to take advantage of it.
Mike Wallace - It didn't look pretty on the stat sheet with 1 catch for 15 yards and one drop. But at the same time, I am convinced that Mike Wallace's presence opened up the passing game for the other two receivers. His time will come, he needs to be patient and be a team guy rather than a me guy.
Solid win on the road against a team that has some high hopes for this season. The Dolphins struggled early but got things clicking as the game went on. However, the offensive line needs to improve drastically both run blocking and protecting Ryan Tannehill. If this offensive line gets it together, watch out for this team.
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