Know Your Opponent – Week 7, Miami Dolphins

Dalbin Osorio goes “Know Your Opponent” on the Miami Dolphins

We’re back with this week’s edition of TOJ’s Know Your Opponent. After a gut wrenching loss to the New England Patriots last week on a controversial overturn, the Jets have a golden opportunity to show that this is not the same Jets team as years past. Let’s get to know the team the Jets are looking to sweep

Offense
QB: Jay Cutler
RB: Jay Ajayi
WR: Jarvis Landry
WR: DeVante Parker
WR: Kenny Stills
TE: Julius Thomas
LT: Laremy Tunsil
LG: Anthony Steen
C: Mike Pouncey
RG: Jermon Bushrod
RT: Ja’Wuan James

By The Numbers

The Dolphins come in as statistically the worst offense in the league, ranked 32nd in points, total yards, and first downs. Jay Cutler comes in completing 61.4% of his passes with 5 TDs and 4 INTs. Jay Ajayi, a year after his breakout year, is back to being mediocre as he’s averaging 3.8 yards per carry. Jarvis Landry leads the team in targets and receptions with 57 and 38 respectively. The offensive line has allowed Cutler to be sacked on 5.7% of his dropbacks, and has gotten minimal push in the run game.

Defense
LDE: Cameron Wake
DT: Ndamukong Suh
DT: Jordan Phillips
RDE: Andre Branch
SLB: Lawrence Timmons
MLB: Mike Hull
WLB: Kiko Alonso
LCB: Cordrea Tankersley
FS: Nate Allen
SS: Rashad Jones
RCB: Xavier Howard

By The Numbers
11th in yards allowed and 3rd in points allowed, the Dolphins defense comes off a good performance against the reigning NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. Their ranking is skewed a bit because they are so good against the run (4th overall) and downright terrible against the pass (21st). They’ve forced the 26th fewest turnovers, and are allowing scores on 30% of their drives. Cameron Wake and Andre Branch lead the team in sacks with 3.5 and 3 sacks a piece, and Rashad Jones leads the team in tackles with 28.

Special Teams
K: Cody Parker
P: Matt Haack
KR/PR: Jakeem Grant

 

Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.