If you looked at the box score of Sunday’s Dolphins game against the Baltimore Ravens, you would never have believed the Dolphins executed their gameplan. Apparently, you would have been wrong.
Going through transcripts and see this from Dolphins DT Davon Godchaux: “We wanted to keep – basically make Lamar throw the ball." Whoops.
— Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) September 9, 2019
Jason Bateman put it best when he said “That’s a bold strategy cotton.”
Now, I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Jackson did not do shit with his legs in this game. He managed a mere 7 yards on 2 carries. So Godchaux and the rest of the Dolphins front seven did a great job eliminating the run game (if we ignore the 259 rushing yards from Ravens running backs).
However, you have to question the game plan to let Lamar Jackson set an NFL record for yards per attempt in a game. I would be absolutely baffled if Brian Flores prefered to give up 16 yards per pass attempt instead of 4.7 yards per carry. Then again, what do I know? I’m just a dumb blogger on the internet. Maybe Miami wanted to lule the Ravens to sleep by allowing 4 passing touchdowns within the first 10 attempts. Who’s to say?
I’m sure the very same strategy of giving up exclusively long touchdowns is going to work wonderfully against a New England Patriots team with Josh Gordon, Antonio Brown, and Phillip Dorsett catching passes from the greatest quarterback of all time.
Keep up the good work!
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