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January 24 2018, 01:56 | Sammy Rose
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Now the Dolphins come back stateside and square off against the Tennessee Titans, staring down a 1-3 start for the second consecutive season. An offense missing its QB - Matt Cassel is the backup - could put more pressure on the team's defense, which allowed Houston to score a franchise-record point total last week.
The Titans defense was the bright spot in this game, forcing two turnovers and adding a sack. They wasted a strong defensive and special-teams day because there were no answers to spark their offense outside of a 69-yard touchdown drive to start the second half. "When the offense is not playing well, the defense has to pick up the slack". "I feel good. The plan has been taking it one game at a time". It was the fact that Marcus Mariota left the game at halftime with a strained hamstring, and seeing how the already-reeling Titans fared without him. Armando Salguero of Miami Herald believes identifying the problem in the team's subpar performance through the first three games of the #2017 Nfl Season is plain simple: Dolphins playmakers are just not making big plays. For example, DE Cameron Wake, formerly one of the league's premier edge rushers, has shown to be nothing more than a situational pass rusher at this point in his career.
The best way to help a sputtering Dolphins offense that looks lost in the wilderness? Thinking it was an incomplete pass, no one gave chase.
While Parkey didn't cost the Dolphins the game, he certainly could have if the Titans would have scored a touchdown.
We're a month into the season, Kaepernick was accused by his own team of not being serious about football on when he was on the roster. He's completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 614 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, but last week, AGAINST THE SAINTS, Miami was 1-of-8 on third downs. In the backfield, DeMarco Murray has 215 rushing yards while Derrick Henry has 178. "We did what we thought he could do, and that wasn't very much, but enough".
"Might be one of the worst third-down games I can remember".
"I'll say this about all these guys with a variety of injuries, but the hamstring, each guy is different", Mularkey says.
The safest bet in sports is Mike Mularkey not being able to win three games in a row, which is the reason I picked against the Titans last week.