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Dolphins Score 22 Unanswered, Beat Jaguars — Preseason Game 3 Recap

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Bad offensive showing saved by Rosen resurgence, stout defensive effort

 

Stat Dolphins Jaguars
Total Yards 271 244
Rushing 89 67
Passing 177 182
Penalties 9 (102 yards) 12 (90 yards)
3rd/4thDown 6/14 1/11
Sacks For 3 1
TOP 32:32 27:28

 

Dolphins DNP list:

Laremy Tunsil (Coaches decision)
Kenyan Drake
Devante Parker
Albert Wilson
Jakeem Grant
Reshad Jones
T.J. McDonald
Walt Aikens
Andrew Van Ginkel
Raekwon McMillan
Kiko Alonso
Chase Allen
Vince Taylor

The expected theme for the 2019 season played out — pretty much to a T — throughout the first three exhibition games. The Dolphins offense is an unmitigated disaster, due in large part a non-functional line, but the defense is providing fans with some hope for the future.

To find the positive from this preseason, you’re going to have to take the Andy Dufresne route, and dig through a bunch of mess.

Most of the production the Dolphins put forth will come from young players on cheap contracts — that bodes well for the future. The holes, however, are vast and could derail development that could otherwise occur this season.

Let’s go position-by-position.

Quarterbacks

Ryan Fitzpatrick did little to quiet the noise around the “start Josh Rosen campaign.” His 41.1 preseason passer rating (7 of 22, 43 yards) might be excused by a lot of pressure from poor blocking, but the veteran missed his fair share of throws.

Fitzpatrick had undrafted rookie sensation Preston Williams open on a pair of routes (one a deep-out that would’ve moved the chains on 3rd-and-10; another, a beautiful release and stack from Williams against Jalen Ramsey that was vastly under-thrown).

Under Fitzpatrick’s direction in the first half, the Dolphins gained just 47 yards of offense, picked up four first downs, and scored six points — three of which came on a short field, starting in plus-territory, following an interception.

The veteran was given one last hurrah and he marched his offense down the field to begin the third quarter. Fitzpatrick had a nice anticipation rip on an out from the slot (Kenny Stills), and floated a perfect screen flip to Mark Walton for a touchdown on a perfect play call against a jailbreak blitz.

If Fitzpatrick started the fireworks in the second half, Josh Rosen stole the show with his first series of the night. Backed up on his own goal line, Rosen extended two plays against compromised pockets — including a third-down scamper to move the chains — and a gorgeous downfield shot after he escaped pressure.

Rosen’s accuracy was good (sans one throw to Clive Walford into the flat), his decision making is speeding up on a weekly basis, but the processing is still a work in progress. On one play — thanks to the audio team from FOX — Rosen tried to identify the MIKE ‘backer, but it took him three tries to get it right.

At first, the idea of developing Rosen from the bench seemed like the obvious play — he wasn’t ready. He still has a long way to go to get this offense down, but he’s proven to give the offense more energy in each of the three preseason games.

Miami scored 36 points on Rosen’s 13 drives this preseason, and only 15 points on Fitzpatrick’s 14 possessions. Rosen should be starting week one against the Ravens, even if he’s going to get killed.

Running Backs

Kalen Ballage started the game, and Kenyan Drake is no longer in his walking boot, but the two stars of the game were considered afterthoughts coming into the season. Mark Walton is showing aptitude in all phases of the game — he’s an elusive runner, he’s adept in pass protection, and he’s a capable pass catcher.

Patrick Laird, undrafted from Cal, is the other. Laird’s work in the passing game likely got him on the roster, but his running skill set is going to be what keeps him around. His vision, ability to press the hole and set up blocks, and his tough running style is making him Miami’s most productive back (now over 100 yards this preseason).

Chandler Cox continues to play a lot, and he registered another bone-crushing block — this one wiped out three, maybe four Jags.

Wide Receivers

This position has been difficult to evaluate all preseason because of the line play, but Preston Williams shined again. Williams separated on two occasions, but Fitzpatrick missed both throws. The deep shot against Jalen Ramsey was a beautiful inside release, Williams worked back outside to stack Ramsey, and the ball just didn’t get there.

Isaiah Ford did well to keep working on the broken play by Rosen. Ford is the sixth receiver on the team — his fate depends on how many bodies the Dolphins will keep at the position.

Kenny Stills caught a 14-yard pass — the only other reception by a Dolphins receiver before late into the fourth quarter

Tight Ends

Mike Gesicki’s role has changed, and he’s taking well to it. Less work in-line, more flexed out wide and in the slot, Gesicki looks faster, stronger, and more confident. Where the game looked too fast for him as a rookie, he’s consistently uncovering, and he showcased his big-play ability in this one.

Nick O’Leary continues to excel in the run game, and he got out the gate on a little flat route due to some poor tackling by the Jaguars.

Dwayne Allen was a disaster. He had a really poor effort on a crack back block against Josh Allen, and consistently got beat up in the running game.

Offensive Line

Laremy Tunsil was on the shelf and the results went as you’d expect. Zach Sterup took his turn at left tackle, and he fared as poorly as those before him.

Jesse Davis had his hands full with Josh Allen, the MVP of the game. It’s looking more likely that Miami will be back in the right tackle market next year after watching Ja’Wuan James leave in March.

The rookie guards (Michael Deiter and Shaq Calhoun) are an issue, but Miami seems intent to develop the youngster. Both of them get turned at the line of scrimmage with regularity, there are communication issues with games from the defensive line, and they aren’t exactly overpowering in the running game. Chris Reed belongs in the starting five.

Isaiah Prince had a rough game, including a penalty on a successful two-point play.

Daniel Kilgore is often late to his spot, pushed into the backfield, and he’s responsible for communicating the protection up front. It’s not fair to say all of those free rushers are Kilgore’s fault, but he has been given the difficult task of playing alongside two rookies.

With Davis playing poorly, and those issues on the interior, it’s going to be a long year for this Dolphins offense.

Defensive Line

Charles Harris is proving to be no fluke this preseason. He beat Cam Robinson and was involved on multiple pressures once more. He’s using his speed to reset tackles, then he’s able to convert that speed to power, but also work back underneath when the quarterback tries to step up — he’s taking very well to the new rush scheme in the pass game, and the stack-and-shed, two-gap mentality against the run.

Davon Godchaux doesn’t get enough love. It’s a broken record from me at this point, but he’s always the low-man, he fights off double teams, and disengages when he’s held up at the point-of-attack.

Christian Wilkins largely had a quiet night, but he made his way into the backfield with quickness on two occasions. Jacksonville only rushed the ball for 67 yards all night — nearly half of that coming in the fourth quarter.

Nate Orchard picked up his fourth sack, and he continues to line up all over the defensive line. He’ll condense down inside in Miami’s radar package (stand-up rushers all over the line), but also win one-on-ones off the offense’s right side.

Johnathan Ledbetter is one of many undrafted free agents that will make this team. Ledbetter’s fit in the scheme had him playing well as a five-technique, but he worked in as the three in this game — he’ll be a part of the opening day rotation.

Dewayne Hendrix flashed frequently in the fourth quarter. Tyrone Holmes continues to apply pressure with regularity, as well.

Linebackers

Sam Eguavoen missed a tackle on Leonard Fournette due to poor form, but he was good otherwise. His play can no longer be attributed to fluke, playing backups, or anything else folks will tell you this time of year. He’s making plays off the edge, inside, against the pass, and he has an inherent chemistry already with his fellow nickel ‘backer.

That fellow-backer is Jerome Baker, and he’s here to mess things up. Baker’s inside/outside skill set, and his speed and change of direction, allows Miami to do a lot of different looks in pressure and coverage packages.

Most of the positon was down tonight, but Tre Watson and Terrill Hanks staked their claims to kick Kiko Alonso off the roster. Hanks put the game on ice with a forced fumble, and Watson showed some of his versatility with A-gap pressures, stack-backer looks, and working off the edge.

Cornerbacks

Eric Rowe looks like a find — if he can stay healthy. He’s sticky in coverage, he’s physical, and he competes from the line-of-scrimmage, to the top of the route, and at the catch point. He picked off a pass and was regularly in phase when targeted.

Xavien Howard is the reason Rowe was tested so often. Miami’s premier player never had his name called, something that will probably happen a lot in 2019.

Minkah Fitzpatrick had a big bounce back. He played as a safety again, but we’ll keep him here in his natural position. Fitzpatrick said he’s not suited to play in the box, but he made multiple plays in run defense, and did this in coverage.

Cornell Armstrong and Chris Lammons had big nights on special teams — they’ll both make the team for their work on that unit, but Lammons is showing some bite as a defender as well.

For young players, playing fast is the first priority, and that’s Jomal Wiltz. Wiltz does well playing in zone and pulling his trigger coming up in run-support. He had a big open field tackle — just like last week — on a third down.

Safeties

The big news of the night was Bobby McCain’s shoulder injury. After McCain was beat for a touchdown (Jacksonville’s only score of the game) he laid the lumber on a pass over the middle and was removed. Reports are that he’s fine, which is great because the depth beyond him is worrisome.

Preseason Recap

This gets filed in the Kool Aid category by fans bothered by silver linings, but this preseason has been an encouraging one. The offensive line is a train wreck, the quarterback position is iffy — at best — and there are depth concerns everywhere.

Still, there’s a lot of young talent on this roster, both by-way of legitimate blue chip talent (Tunsil, Howard, Baker, Fitzpatrick, Wilkins all 26-years or younger), and core pieces.

Plus, players that were afterthoughts under the previous regime are already showing more bite with new management. Charles Harris’ preseason has been one of dominance, and Mike Gesicki has definitively carved out a role on this offense.

If those two players can show improvement, that speaks well to the coaching staff. Plus, the Dolphins look to have uncovered some gems in low places. Mark Walton is a find. The same is true of Sam Eguavoen, Preston Williams, Jonathan Ledbetter, and perhaps Patrick Laird, Chandler Cox, Jomal Wiltz and even the oft-injured Eric Rowe.

With continued development of those players, as well as the already established contributors, the Dolphins are in a position to fix the holes with the unlimited resources at their disposal next offseason.

Chris Grier has quietly drafted very well in recent years (don’t believe me, check this out), and the fundamental aspects of the game are already markedly better than what we’ve seen in the past.

This year is going to be a struggle, but you should embrace the process. The defense has the ability to play like a top-half unit, but will probably fade from offensive futility putting it in bad positions. The key is the development of all this young talent, the blue chip guys making that strong push into that particular stratosphere, and then hope for a home run next offseason.

Given what we’ve seen from a Brian Flores football team, this team will be put in advantageous situations, they’ll be prepared for those situations, and they’ll consistently develop under-the-radar talent.

Most of the draft pundits and national media are bullish on Miami’s future. As someone that has watched this current iteration of Dolphins football repeatedly, I’m completely confident in the hands this franchise has been entrusted to.

Is it cliché to say, “trust the process?” Like our Shawshank Redemption hero, when we get out from that 500-yard crawl through the mess, we just might come out clean on the other side.

@WingfieldNFL

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    andy

    August 23, 2019 at 5:15 am

    ERIC ROWE IS TERRIBLE TRAVIS .2nd cb is as bad as oline

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    Wayne L

    August 23, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Do you think there is any chance of Flores losing support from the locker room or front office if he continues to go with Fitzpatrick when Rosen is clearly outperforming him? Doesn’t it sound vaguely familiar when Hue Jackson insisted Baker Mayfield wasn’t ready to start over veteran Tyrod Taylor only to be clearly proven wrong when his hand was forced by injury last year. A decision that ultimately cost Hue Jackson his job.

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      garn79

      August 23, 2019 at 7:58 pm

      HJ was one of worst coaches in football. Nothing wrong with giving Rosen some more time while they figure out oline and time to gel. Rosen will start, Flores knows this, he’s simply waiting till what he believes is right time. If you believe in Rosen, no need to throw him to wolves and we do NOT need 16 full games to figure it out, contrary to mass media pundits.

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    Edan

    August 23, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Just the fact that Rosen is identifying the Mike is a really good sign. The Jags kept showing different looks, and deciding who was the Mike wasn’t easy. Rosen also showed great escapability in the pocket. His accuracy has improved with his confidence, and his body language is getting even keeled. The O-line isn’t great, but they do like playing for Rosen. If he doesn’t start it will be a tragedy. Fitz has shown nothing. Miami has played against 2 great defenses back to back, and has been right there putting up points and keeping the game close. I love the way the No-Name Defense is playing. Reminds me of one many decades ago.

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Miami Dolphins Sign Tight End Michael Roberts

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The Miami Dolphins are beginning to bulk up the depth of their roster as they head into free agency.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Dolphins have signed tight end Michael Roberts. The exact terms of the contract are currently unknown.

Originally a 4th-round pick by the Detroit Lions, Roberts has served mostly as a backup tight end; accumulating 146 yards on 13 receptions in 23 active games between 2017-2018.

Roberts was placed on injured-reserve towards the end of the 2018 season with a shoulder injury, and was traded to the New England Patriots for a conditional 2020 7th-round pick prior to the 2019 season. Due to medical reasons, the trade was voided a couple of days later.

The Green Bay Packers claimed Roberts off of waivers, but he was subsequently released by the Packers two days later for failing a physical. Roberts was not active for any games in 2019.

Signing Roberts doesn’t necessarily mean the Dolphins aren’t going to pursue tight ends in free agency or in the draft. Mike Gesicki is the only “lock” to make the 2020 roster, as Durham Smythe‘s blocking ability might not survive if the Dolphins find themselves in an advantageous situation at the position.

Look at this as a way for Miami to get ahead of evaluations.

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A second Dolphins mock draft from someone who doesn’t watch football

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J.K. Dobbins 2020 NFL Draft
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(Locked On Dolphins) – Last week, Person A dazzled us with their blind mock draft, and now we’re back with the next entry in the series.

Person B is ready to go with their mock.

Keep in mind that all the blind mock draft contributors have little to no knowledge of the NFL.

I had all the contributors standardize their boards and the process so that everyone was on an even playing field.

They all used The Draft Network’s mock draft simulator with seven rounds, the predictive board, and had to choose the players manually.

Without further ado, here’s Person B’s mock draft.

(1) 5. Tua Tagovailoa – QB, Alabama
(1) 18. J.K. Dobbins – RB, Ohio State
(1) 26. Terrell Lewis – Edge, Alabama
(2) 39. Lloyd Cushenberry III – iOL, LSU
(2) 56. Xavier McKinney – S, Alabama
(3) 70. Rashard Lawrence – iDL, LSU
(5) 135. Chase Claypool – WR, Notre Dame
(5) 144. Justin Herron – OT, Wake Forest
(5) 147. Terrell Burgess – S, Utah
(6) 165. Lamar Jackson – CB, Nebraska
(6) 177. Jacob Breeland – TE, Oregon
(7) 223. David Reese II – LB, Florida

As I did with Person A, I reached out to Person B to get their reasoning behind the selections.

Me: “I noticed that you took Tua [Tagovailoa]. What led you to that decision with the fifth pick?”

Person B: “I knew the Dolphins wanted to get a QB, and Tua has been talked about so much that I just went with him.”

Me: “Which of your other selections did you feel particularly good about?”

Person B: “I need you to send me the link to my draft. I forgot who I picked since it took five attempts.”

[resends mock draft to Person B]

“I like my J.K. Dobbins pick. O-H-. And Rashard Lawrence. Because I figure he’s pretty good since LSU was really good this year.”

Me: “Your picks are really good. I’d put yours ahead of Person A. But it’s almost suspiciously good. Did you put your thumb on the scale somewhere along the line?”

Person B: “Well, by my 5th attempt (1 and 2: I didn’t select manual mode, 3: I didn’t pick 7 rounds from the drop-down menu, 4: I completed, but the site froze, and I lost everything), I figured out that I should probably pick from the top of the list first because if you don’t then those players just go like hotcakes.

So, I just matched up the positions the Dolphins needed to fill with the players highest on the list, and if I recognized a name or team, I would select them over someone I had never heard of.”

Me: “OK, well, we’re all out of time. Do you have any parting messages for Dolphins fans?”

Person B: “Well, I think the Dolphins are on the right track, and I hope that all of the true blue fans who have hung in with them for all these years will get to see another Super Bowl in the near future. GO FINS!”

And that wraps things up with Person B.

What are your thoughts on Person B’s mock draft? Leave a comment or tweet your thoughts at me directly on Twitter (@DIGITYnodoubt).

Tune in next time for Person C’s mock…

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Top 5 Miami Dolphins of 2019

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The Miami Dolphins weren’t supposed to be a productive team in 2019.

A team meant to lose every game somehow ended up with a 5-11 record; simultaneously sabotaging their draft status and leaving us with a promising future at the same time.

Brian Flores, the former scout, scoured the transaction wire every day in an attempt to uncover potential “acorns” – as one former general manager infamously put it. And with a keen eye for development, his constant shuffling and retooling paid off for him.

You might think a 5-11 team wouldn’t have too many options for a Top 5 list, but the Dolphins were littered with productive “surprises”. Most have promising futures, while some have already solidified themselves as perennial starters.

Take a look at our top 5 Miami Dolphins of 2019 down below. If you’d like to see who made our list of top 5 most disappointing players of 2019, click here.

5) Davon Godchaux

After two elite seasons, we’ve come to expect nothing less out of Davon Godchaux.

Starting 16 games for the second year in a row, Godchaux has continued to ascend as one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL. If the Dolphins weren’t so busy staying out of the lime light, Godchaux would be a household name across the nation.

His 52 solo tackles were tied for the most in the NFL among interior defensive linemen. His 2 sacks, 75 total tackles and 7 QB hits are all improvements over his 2018 campaign, which already had fans clamoring to extend the young, former 5th-round pick.

Though some might point to Miami’s overall defensive rushing numbers as a sign that Godchaux (and Christian Wilkins) weren’t good at their jobs, that’s wildly misleading. Godchaux was stout in the middle of the defensive line; inadvertently tasked with absorbing double teams and giving players like Vince Biegel or Jerome Baker room to blitz.

It’s quite possible that Godchaux is lower than he should be on this list, simply because we take his performance for granted.

4) Mike Gesicki

I’m going to hold my hand up high and admit that I thought Mike Gesicki was going to be an absolute bust for the Miami Dolphins.

More-notorious for not staying on his feet than Brian Hartline, Gesicki overcame a (very) rough rookie season and turned into a reliable seam threat for Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Gesicki finished the year with 51 receptions, 570 receiving yards (an 11.2 yards-per-reception average) and five touchdowns – the first of his career. He proved to be a mismatch against linebackers; and whether he lines up in the slot or on the outside, the Dolphins are going to take advantage each time they see him 1-on-1 against an LB.

Athletic and deceptively quicker than we might realize, Gesicki honed his route running and displayed a much better catch radius than what we saw his rookie year. The image of Brent Grimes wide-eyed after Gesicki went up for a touchdown says more than a thousand words – but if nothing else, it tells us that the Miami Dolphins have a legitimate tight end.

3) Vince Biegel

Vince Biegel came to Miami as a complete afterthought.

The Dolphins traded incumbent linebacker Kiko Alonso to the New Orleans Saints in an effort to alleviate cap space in 2020. In return, they received a little-known, former 4th-round pick who was about to play for his third team in 3 years.

For all the grief we’ve given Chris Grier over his scouting, we have to give him a ton of credit for this one. Saying the Saints got fleeced is an understatement.

In 13 games (4 starts) with the Saints, Alonso recorded 31 tackles, 0 sacks, 3 tackles for a loss (TFL) and 2 QB Hits.

In 15 games (10 starts), Biegel accumulated 57 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 7 TFL, 13 QB Hits and an interception to boot.

Biegel was such a force at linebacker, that Dolphins fans forgot he was going to be a free agent this offseason and just assumed they had him for years to come. Most of us hope the Dolphins find a way to keep Biegel around at a reasonable (yet worthy) price.

The growth he, Raekwon McMillan and Jerome Baker can make with another year together could all together eliminate the need to use assets on a linebacker in the near-future. Especially when the team will get Andrew Van Ginkel back for a full, healthy season.

2) Jerome Baker

Arguably Chris Grier’s best draft pick, Jerome Baker has evolved into one of the best all-around linebackers in the league. You can consider that an overstatement, but his versatility, durability and play-making ability make him a prime candidate to burst into the national spotlight in 2020.

Baker and Eric Rowe were the only players who logged over 1,000 snaps last season (1,079 for Baker, 1,071 for Rowe).

After a rookie season that showed a ton of promise, Baker’s sophomore season ended with 124 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 5 QB hits, 2 forced fumbles, 4 passes defended and 1 interception. Versatile in coverage, as a spy, diagnosing the run, and when he blitzes, Baker may be the real Swiss-Army knife of this Dolphins’ defense.

The biggest question we now have to ask is: what do the Miami Dolphins do with Jerome Baker? He’s still two years away from free agency, but if his 2020 season is any improvement over what we’ve seen, Baker is going to command A LOT of money when he enters the final year of his rookie deal.

Don’t let Baker turn into another Olivier Vernon, Jarvis Landry or Lamar Miller. Pay the talent you successfully scouted and maintain a sense of culture and camaraderie.

Honorable Mentions:

Christian Wilkins:

Christian Wilkins came to the Miami Dolphins with a ton of charisma and a jovial personality unmatched by any top draft pick that came before him.

From the moment the 315lbs linebacker did a split after Clemson won their national championship in 2018, to the time he had Roger Goodell go up for a chest bump after he was drafted, Wilkins was a beloved figure.

But personality can only take you so far, and when the season started Wilkins needed to back up his charity work and infectious smile with the brutality necessary to win at the line of scrimmage. And boy did he live up to it.

Wilkins may not have finished with the most-gaudy numbers, but they’re still impressive nonetheless. For his rookie season, Wilkins totaled 56 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 passes defended. He’s caught every pass ever thrown to him (1), and it even resulted in a touchdown.

His 888 total snaps (between defense, special teams and the 2 he accumulated on offense) are noteworthy for a rookie defensive tackle.

The other 1st-round defensive linemen drafted in 2019 finished with:

  • Quinnen Williams (3rd-overall): 577 total snaps
  • Clelin Ferrell (4th): 716 snaps
  • Ed Oliver (9th): 572 snaps
  • Wilkins (13th): 888 snaps
  • Brian Burns (16th): 609 snaps
  • Dexter Lawrence (17th): 866 snaps
  • Jeffery Simmons (19th): 368 snaps
  • Montez Sweat (26th): 817 snaps
  • Jerry Tillery (28th): 436 snaps

The 2019 draft class was stacked on the defensive line, and yet, the Dolphins may have managed to draft the best one of the bunch midway through the round.

Nik Needham:

The Miami Dolphins signed Nik Needham as an undrafted free agent with the hope that he would provide depth for a position group that already featured plenty of expensive and starting-caliber players within it.

Instead, the Dolphins add another commodity to that list.

Competing for playing time with players like Xavien Howard, Eric Rowe, Bobby McCain, Minkah Fitzpatrick and a plethora of other roster invitees, Needham had an excellent camp, but found himself just missing the final 53-man roster.

That didn’t stop him from honing his craft and earning a promotion from the practice squad one day before the Dolphins were set to take on the Washington Redskins in Week 6.

Needham went on to start the final 11 games of the season, and ended the year with 2 interceptions, 11 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack and 54 total tackles.

As a rookie cornerback, you’re expected to be picked on, but Needham was bullied by the refs more than he was by opposing quarterbacks. Questionable calls against Needham towards the end of the year put a slight damper on his otherwise stellar season.

Though in the eyes of some Dolphins fans, that erroneous (non-existent) pass interference penalty that was overturned on the final drive during the New York Jets loss was a blessing in disguise.

1) DeVante Parker

It may have taken slightly longer than we originally hoped, but Ryan Fitzpatrick’s aggressive style highlighted just how elite DeVante Parker can be when you just throw him the damn ball.

Previously marred by the occasional health concern and offensive schemes that didn’t cater to his skillset, Parker was deemed a “bust” by most Dolphins fans. Drafted 14th-overall in the 2014 NFL draft, Parker was expected to transcend the offense. Instead, bubble screens became the focal point for an offense that was littered with deep threat specialists (Parker, Kenny Stills and Jakeem Grant).

Parker’s recent 4-year, $40m extension is a reward not only for the production Parker put up in 2019, but for the potential Parker still has left in him.

In 16 games this past season (the first time he’s been active for 16 games his entire career), Parker caught 72 passes for 1,202 yards and 9 touchdowns. In his four years prior to 2019, Parker caught a combined 163 passes for 2,217 yards and 9 TDs.

As long as he can stay healthy, and the Dolphins don’t revert back to a scared, anemic offense, you can expect annual 1,000 yard seasons from the team’s #1 receiver.

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