Part 2 of the oversized mailbag after the SI Fan Nation All Dolphins Week 2 win:
From Naked Isaiah (@jefflintz):
Liam Eichenberg is still inconsistent (although Waddle’s blocking on the first TD is good). Are the Dolphins going to get through it, will Jackson try there when he returns, find another solution, or do you think he’ll radically improve? This is because it looks like the weakest link.
Jeff, I can’t dispute your assessment at this point, but it’s clear that what they do depends on what happens in the coming weeks. With games as high as Baltimore across the line, it’s hard to see coaches creating chances (why ruin a good thing?).
From Kevin (@Kevin42819304):
When do you think we’ll meet Tyndale?
Hi Kevin, I hope you’re not a huge fan of his Special Teams. Currently, he hasn’t played against Baltimore at all, but that’s because he fell ill after the team arrived in Baltimore.
From Eric (@kindsir15):
Hi Alan, I can’t help but be hyped about this win. Please come back to reality. What are the problems/improvements of this game?
Hey Eric, well, after that game, the problem was pretty obvious and they were on defense, but the short yard run defense stood out. , and the company is coming to town, so I suggest you hurry up and fix it.
From mikethewreck (@mgcroteau):
Instead of kicking a FG and returning the ball to Tua with 2 minutes left, should the Ravens have done that? A defense that really couldn’t stop the Baltimore offense with its big mobile QB, fast wide receiver, and good TE harbingers continued to struggle against Buffalo, who has the exact same combination?
Hey Mike, I love being as aggressive as the next guy (if not more), but when the Ravens kicked the go-ahead field goal, it was 4-9. It makes sense to go for a first down, knowing their defense had major problems with the Dolphins’ offense up to that point in the 4th quarter. Yeah, I agree that the defensive performance didn’t inspire much confidence heading into the game against the Bills.
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From that drunk uncle. (@billyb1261):
If they didn’t before, the locker room must believe in Tua and McDaniel, right? And why did the team play sluggishly and indifferently for three quarters?
I’ll start with the second question first, but I’m not endorsing the notion that the Dolphins were lumbering and apathetic. they were just being beaten. it happens. Other teams are also paid. I think there’s no question that every Dolphins player has faith in Mike McDaniel, and it’s probably been since the offseason. I don’t know if it was, but now it’s probably close to unanimous, if not completely unanimous.
From Gilbert Martinez (@Gilbert00669204):
Hi Alan, I think Tua is very good under pressure. do you agree?
Hey Gilbert, does it depend if you’re talking about the pressure on the game situation or the pressure from the pass rush? was indeed really cool. As for pressure from pass rushes, that’s an area where skeptics have to be persuaded, he didn’t fare well under pressure from pass rushes, and the game in Baltimore didn’t resolve anything. 1 series.
From Lance Ettinger (@lanceeofthelane):
Concerns about linebackers. Doesn’t it look like there is no impact? Once the defensive front is breached, the attacker goes to the secondary. I welcome your thoughts.
Hey Lance, when it comes to linebackers, I’m going to stop right now. Because Erandon Roberts was great on the run defense against Baltimore. Let’s be honest, Jerome Baker and Jeran Phillips haven’t had much of an impact so far this season, but as they say, it’s still early.
From Jack Dixon (@jccdixon33):
0 sacks per line. 1 in TE. When was her Miami QB last hanging out with Tua?Applebaum is the unsung hero!!
Hey Jack, I agree with what you said. Pass protection was outstanding. But this is his collaboration with Matt Applebaum, Lem Jean-Pierre, Frank Smith to Mike McDaniel.
From Jay Sandford (@jbs_76):
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What’s wrong with no pass slash? Phillips? Ogba? What’s the Bills’ plan to beat the elite passing game if they can’t put pressure on the 4? They handle the Blitz well!
Hey Jay, yes that’s a big concern heading into this game. Because the pass rush without cover 0 blitz wasn’t very good. As for the plan to deal with Buffalo’s passing game, if Gabe Davis were to sit out again, we’d start from there by assigning an X to cover Stefon Diggs one-on-one across the field.
From Taylor Simpson (@TaylorS34728333):
Is Cader a potential starter against the Bills? If the Bills have a game coming up, is it offensive or defensive?
He has as much potential as Hay, Taylor and Kadar Koho have shown so far, but to see him in the starting lineup against Buffalo would be a surprise because of his inexperience. As for the other question, I can’t even speculate as it can be debated on both sides of staying in touch with the Dolphins.
From Stephen (@Stephen47064971):
Why doesn’t Van Ginkel play more?
From Reza Hariri (@Therealrezpect1):
With the Ravens ready, I thought Boyer did a good job adjusting the cover 0 package in the second half. I think D, where Needham is nickel and Darth Kader is the boundary, is better. Why doesn’t he get AVG reps, a better pass rusher, and a better player overall?
Hi, both of you are asking about Van Ginkel, so I thought I’d combine the questions. My answer is simply I don’t know. I do not understand. I’m a huge Van Ginkel fan and I absolutely think he should get the snap on defense every game, even though it didn’t happen against Baltimore. , perhaps Dolphin wanted more bulk in Ingram to deal with the physical line of attack.
From Dug-E-Fresssh (@fluflu3):
I noticed that our Passing D allowed one of the highest completion rates in the NFL. I know it’s only been 2 games so far but this could be an injury, Iggy not growing up, our D still finding himself, combo platter or something else collateral. do you think it is a reasonable order?
Hello, well presented as usual. I use the combo platter, but not reaching the quarterback or rushing enough throws is the worst thing in pass rushing.
From vsnyper (@vans12njinca):
7 days bargain. Do you think AJ will lose his job playing Little?
Hey, if Little keeps playing like he did against Baltimore, I doubt the Dolphins want to mess anything up there.
From Richard Yeselson (@yeselson):
Alan, what is your analysis of Tua today? He seems to be capitalizing on his best asset: precision.Hill and Waddle get almost everything he throws in their area, even if he throws a long one down. can do.
Hey Richard, my analysis of Tua hasn’t really changed much. Like some of the elite quarterbacks in NBA, you can’t make an off schedule. He now has receivers wide open and is ideal for the Dolphins’ offense where many players are creating a lot of yardage after a catch due to their speed and some good play design and play calling.
From John Fiorino (@jtwin17):
What were your thoughts on the Dolphins’ timekeeping at the end of the game? I was worried that we were taking too long once we got to the 7-yard line, but the Ravens had very little time left to counter. .
Hey John, I thought it was pretty perfect. They played the clock allowing them to score with little time left, whether it was a touchdown or a game-tying field goal.
From Flipper13 (@Flipper13):
Any word on what’s going on with Eric Ezkamma?
Hi Mike McDaniel suggested after the season opener that he was out of action in that game based on his full understanding of all things versatility and offense. I think it was the same reason I wore the uniform against Baltimore. Remember, in my final roster prediction, Cracraft was making his 53-man roster. With Cracraft only one promotion left in the regular season, the Dolphins will have to sign him to their 53-man roster if they want to continue using him regularly.
From Miami Dolphins Quebec (@Dolphins_Quebec):
Hello Alan! The fan base is hyped, but do you think next Monday will be tough after playing for the Bills (like me)?
Bonjour, it’s coming out on Saturday so it’s too early for my final predictions. All I want to tell you right now is that Buffalo are looking very scary right now, but the Bills have injury issues and they’re not going on tour in a short week. Don’t forget to play in. So… who knows?