Tannehill, Dolphins impressive, but come up short in loss to Cardinals

– Dolphins pass rush – The Dolphins harassed Kevin Kolb all afternoon and sacked him 8 times.  EIGHT!  Cameron Wake tallied 4.5 sacks on his own, with Koa Misi getting 1.5, and Jared Odrick and Karlos Dansby each getting 1 sack.

– Sean Smith – Smith was on Larry Fitzgerald for most of the afternoon and did a good job.  Fitz’s longest catch was 13 yards.  In all, Fitz caught 8 balls for 64 yards and 1 TD.  Smith also brought down 2 interceptions, 1 of which came in the Dolphins own end zone.  This is what the Dolphins need out of Sean Smith every single week.

What I didn’t like:

– Turnovers – The Dolphins turned the ball over 4 times.  Three of those turnovers were attributed to Ryan Tannehill, but I can’t say that they were all his fault. On the costly fumble, Tannehill didn’t even make it to the back of his drop before he was hit by Daryl Washington.  Blocking is supposed to start from the inside out and the pass protection on that play directly led to the fumble.  On the final interception, Tannehill was hit as he was throwing, causing the pass to come up short and wobbly.

– Legedu Naanee – Can we cut this guy already?  Seriously, he’s terrible.  He FINALLY catches a pass on Sunday, but ever single Dolphins fan and player wanted it to be ruled incomplete because he fumbled the ball immediately after catching it.  The play was ruled complete and a fumble and the legend of the Dolphins #19 continues.  The Dolphins receivers not named Bess or Hartline caught 1 ball, ONE!  And that was the aforementioned Naanee catch and fumble.  This wide receiver corps needs help.

– Charles Clay & Anthony Armstrong – I asked the other day if Clay was still on the team.  Is he?  I mean, how much worse can Michael Egnew be?  And Anthony Armstrong, who looked great with the Redskins, is invisible.  (cont’d on page 3, click below)

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