Double Coverage Dolphins@Jets
All Time Records: NYJ 49-46-1
First Game: 9/9/1966, NYJ 19, MIA 14
Most Recent: 12/23/2013, NYJ 20, MIA 7
Largest Margin: 1975, MIA 43, NYJ 0
Postseason: MIA 1-0 1/23/1983 MIA 14. NYJ 0
Current Streak: NYJ 1 win (2013-present)
This Decade: Series tied at 4-4
Lets get down to business:
Jets-Dolphins almost always has the unexpected, do you see this one any different?
Although the record is the same old story for the Dolphins, the season and games have not been. Miami has played fairly well in almost every game, and have been competitive in all but 2 games. Unlike their past, every win has been by double digits. I think Miami will play 4 good quarters and the viewer will see who the better team is, unlike most other match ups between these 2.
History has shown no matter how good or bad The Jets & Dolphins are, their match ups are even. What must the Jets do to come out of the game with a victory next Monday?
Jets have not played at the level of the Dolphins this year, however I agree that the two teams usually play a competitive game. To answer your question, the Jets have to not give the ball away and run effectively.
A year ago the Dolphins controlled their own destiny, only to fall apart in the end. This year they are back in the hunt, what has changed, and why do you think they do not fall apart again?
Last year, the o-line gave Tannehill little to no time to make any plays. Although Ryan bounced right back up, you know his mind was on the pressure and not his receivers at times. This year’s totally new o-line has given the offense time to make plays and the confidence to score. That, and the absence of distractions from last year, they may have a chance to stay in the race.
Outside of Miami fans, the fan base that respected Dan Marino the most is probably the Jet fans. What do you think of Ryan Tannehill’s future? Is he the guy to spark this fierce rivalry another 10 seasons?
Marino and O’Brien had some epic battles for sure, the Jets played Marino as well, if not better than any other team in the league. Tannehill has taken steps forward this season, but I’m not sure I can say he is the “one”. And although I agree that the OL was not that good last year, many of his sacks are do to his inability to read defenses quickly. He still tends to hold on to the ball longer than he should, but I guess that comes with time. The reason I do not think he is the one to spark this rivalry maybe more about what he cannot control. In today’s game very few HCs remain longterm, and as a result after 3-4 years young QBs get replaced by the new kid on the block, I truly do not expect Tannehill to remain the starting QB for a long time.
The Jets suck and the year can’t end soon enough, however, when we play the Dolphins I get up for the game, as does the team. The Jets will run and run some more against the Fins, that is their chance to win the game. Do you think the Dolphins defense will stop the run?
Miami’s LBs are their weakness….and that showed its face last week in Denver. I do think the Jets will get their yards on the ground. If the Jets are effective running on 1st downs, they will continue to ‘ground and pound’ which may result in a long night for Miami. If they get stuffed on 1st, whoever is behind the Center for the Jets will have to make plays…..and this is where Miami will flex its muscles.
The Jets d-line is the strength of their team. How do you see the battle in the trenches going vs. a newly formed and now a little beaten up Miami o-line?
Mo Wilkerson will not play, that is huge, however next man up has to be the philosophy. It appears that Coples gets to play back on the DL, where he can be more of a force. The play on the line on both sides of the ball will help decided the winner. Watch for last year’s DROY Sheldon Richardson to have a big game.
Tannehill has made steps forward, there is no question about that, but has he really grown enough? If the Dolphins make the playoffs, can he be the first QB since Jay Fiedler in 2000 to win a playoff game?
No doubt about it. Tannehill is the goods, and can be an effective and winning Franchise QB in this league. He has every tool needed to play the position at a high level, and the head to play it too. He still needs to work on his deep throws, but he has the arm strength already. He needs more coaching with his foot work on those plays.
Unfortunately, with December approaching and the Jets under .500, they are playing out the rest of the games with only their next year’s draft slot in question. What fate do you want to see for the main parties involved going forward, namely the GM, Head coach & QB?
Jets have nothing left to play for but pride. DC Thurman, said this morning that the team is going to play a lot of different players, in order to evaluate them for next season. As for next season: Rex’s time has arrived, he will be gone on Black Monday, and rightly so. I am a Rex fan, and I still believe he will become a good HC in the future. But, he has made mistakes here. Ultimately the handling of Mark Sanchez and his development is why he is in this position. Marty as OC was to little too late. Rex chose to stick with Schotty and then turn to Sparano, those two moves destroyed any future their young QB had to develop, and ultimately Rex is paying for it.
Together with Rex, GM Idizik has to pay the price as well. Word this morning is that he will be re-assigned within the organization (Woody has done this before with Bradway). Next year’s Jets will have a totally new direction and different look. I for one have seen this so many times that I am numb to it.
Questions have always come up about Joe Philbin’s tenure. Is there a scenario in which he loses his job?
I guess. If he loses out, and some big name coach that ownership is enamored with becomes available, he may be kicked to the corner. I hope not. I like what I have seen and outside of a few sketchy play calls and some odd clock management, I would bring him back. I also think the best teams/franchises with stability wins, and changing coaches every 3-4 seasons is not stable.
What will the final score be?
There have been close to 100 games played between these 2 teams in my lifetime and I’ve seen almost every one. This matchup is the reason I am a football fan. I’ve (almost) witnessed Miami blow a 4 TD lead on MNF to see them lose in OT….almost because my weenie Jet fans wouldn’t stay for the 4th qtr and I saw the OT FG kick in my living room. Oh well. This week’s battle, I think Miami will come out strong after last week’s heart breaker, and unlike the past, the Jets will not enough fight in them to come back. Final score: Miami 31 Jets 17
This should be an easy game to pick for all the gamblers, however historically anything can happen. Monday is a big stage, and I wonder if its the right one for Geno to be back under center. Rex has always had the ability to get his players up when down, I’m just not sure he can this time. Everyone knows, including players and Rex, that this is last rodeo in NY, do they respond in a positive way?
Jets will be in a dog fight because they will run a lot and well. That will keep them in the game, but ultimately this is a game Miami has to win. A loss here and the Dolphins are basically done in any WC talk. Miami wins this one (as much as it hurts to say it), Dolphins 30, Jets 24