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WWGD? Miami Dolphins Edition

 

 So here is the latest installment of What Will Garrett Do(WWGD)?  In this Series of posts I am going to look at the Defenses that Dallas will be facing this year. I will give a Scouting report on each, then based off that I will try to set out what I think the Game plan that I think Garrett will employ. This will be based off my "Air Garrett" posts (Version 1,Version 2) where I set out this statement:

That is what I think "Air Garret" is all about. Attacking the Defense at it's weakest point. Study the opponents carefully. Find out where they are lacking defensively. I bet you will see alot of plays designed to target that area.

So on Thursday, November 24th, 2011, The Dallas Cowboys (6-4) will be at home against the Miami Dolphins(3-7). As we know Miles is still out however, and hopefully Fiammetta will have recovered. So I doubt that there will be any significant changes. So lets Look at the Dolphins Defense, shall we? 

So at a glance, the Dolphins are allowing 18.6 points per game(6th), with 251.1 ypg(25th) passing and 96.7ypg(7th) rushing. But as always lets dig a little deeper in to the stats, so lets look at the Offenses that the Dolphins have faced:

Performance vs. Dolphins
Avg. Team performance
Points Passing Rushing
ATT CMP PCT YDS YPA ATT YDS YPC

Patriots
Week 1

vs Dolphins 38 48 32 67% 516 10.5 22 106 4.8
Average/game 28.8 26 40 65% 326

8.4

25.2

105.9

4.2
Texans
Week 2
vs Dolphins 23 29  21 72% 207 6.5 36 138 3.8
Average/game 27.3 29.2 17.8 61% 238.1 8.5 35.7 158.1 4.4
Browns
Week 3
vs Dolphins 17 39 19 48% 210 5.4 19 70 3.7
Average/game 14.5 35.9 21.4 60% 205 6.1 26.9 93.1 3.5
Chargers
Week 4
vs Dolphins 26 31 21 68% 295 8.9 28 116 4.1
Average/game 23.6 38.3 23.7 62% 287.8 7.9 25.7 102.4 4.0
Jets
Week 6
vs Dolphins 24 25 14 56% 192 7.1 29 104 3.6
Average/game 22.8 33.8 19.3 57% 217.9 6.9 26.9 96.6 3.6
Broncos
Week 7
vs Dolphins 24 27 13 48% 131 4.0 40 177 4.4
Average/game 20.5 28.2 14.7 52% 154.3 6.0 31.6 154.9 4.9
Giants
Week 8
vs Dolphins 20 45 31 69% 349 7.5 23 58 2.5
Average/game 22.8 35.5 22 56% 281.4 8.3 26.3 83.2 3.2
Chiefs
Week 9
vs Dolphins3 3 39 20 51% 227 5.2 34 116 3.4
Average/game 15.7 30.6 18.3 60% 182.2 6.4 29.8 124.4 4.2
Redskins
Week 10
vs Dolphins 9 32 21 65% 185 5.3 16 61 3.8
Average/game 16 36.7 21.8 59% 228.7 6.8 22.6 84.0 3.7
Bills
Week 11
vs Dolphins 8 44 21 47% 204 4.4 19 41 2.2
Average/game 23.7 33.6 21.1 63% 220.8 6.8 25.3 125.6 5.0

 

So what goes all this state? Well it Looks like the Dolphins haven't really been tested Defensively. And what I mean by that is that of the Teams that the Dolphins have faced only Houston, San Diego and New England offer Excellent Offenses.And only San Diego would have Skill position players comparable to Dallas. And that is only at the QB and WR positions. I would say that Murray and Felix are better than any RB's that San Diego has at the moment.

So lets look at the Defensive roster for the Dolphins:

Left Inside Linebacker Karlos Dansby Austin Spitler
Right Defensive End Randy Starks Jared Odrick Phillip Merling
Left Outside Linebacker Koa Misi Jason Taylor Ikaika Alama-Francis
Left Defensive End Kendall Langford Tony McDaniel
Right Outside Linebacker Cameron Wake Jason Trusnik
Free Safety Reshad Jones Chris Clemons
Right Inside Linebacker Kevin Burnett Marvin Mitchell
Left Cornerback Sean Smith Will Allen Nate Jones
Strong Safety Yeremiah Bell Tyrone Culver
Right Cornerback Vontae Davis Nolan Carroll Jimmy Wilson
Nose Tackle Paul Soliai

So who are the "playmakers" on this Defense?

Here are the Top 4 "Passrushers":

Player Comb Total Assist Sck Fumb

Cameron Wake 22 20 2 5.5 0

Jared Odrick 15 13 2 4.0 1

Jason Taylor 10 8 2 4.0 1

Karlos Dansby 66 59 7 2.0 1

top 5 Tacklers:

Player Comb Total Assist Sck Fumb
Karlos Dansby 66 59 7 2.0 1
Yeremiah Bell 70 54 16 1.0 0
Kevin Burnett 56 44 12 1.5 0
Sean Smith 44 37 7 0.0 0
Reshad Jones 44 34 10 1.0

0

INT totals for Miami:

Player Int Yds Yds/Int Long TD
Jared Odrick 1 39 39.0 39 0
Vontae Davis 1 28 28.0 28 0
Yeremiah Bell 1 20 20.0 20 0
Karlos Dansby 1 14 14.0 14 0
Jimmy Wilson 1 5 5.0 5 0
Nolan Carroll 1 0 0.0 0 0
TOTAL 6 106 17.7 39 0

So lets look at top 3 players from the Defense in each level, Defensive line, Linbackers, Secondary. I will be Profiling Jared Odrick,  Cameron Wake,  and Sean Smith

 

Name: Jared Odrick 
College: Penn State     
Height: 6-5   Weight: 304 
Position: DT  Pos2: DE

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6050
Weight: 304
40 Yrd Dash: 5.03
20 Yrd Dash: 2.90
10 Yrd Dash: 1.72
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 26
Vertical Jump: 29
Broad Jump: 08'10"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.59
3-Cone Drill: 7.22
Dates: 03/17/10 
Height: 6050
Weight: 304
40 Yrd Dash: 4.95
20 Yrd Dash: 2.92
10 Yrd Dash: 1.77
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 29
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.44
3-Cone Drill: 

 

Name: Derek (Cameron) Wake 
College: Penn State     
Height: 6-3   Weight: 236 
Position: OLB 

Combine Invite: yes
Height: 6026
Weight: 236
40 Yrd Dash: 4.65
20 Yrd Dash: 2.67
10 Yrd Dash: 1.63
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 20
Vertical Jump: 45 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'10"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.13
3-Cone Drill: 7.12


Dates: 03/17/2005 
Height: 6026
Weight: 236
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

   

 

Name: *Sean Smith 
College: Utah  
Height: 6-4   Weight: 214 
Position: CB  

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6034
Weight: 214
40 Yrd Dash: 4.50
20 Yrd Dash: 2.59
10 Yrd Dash: 1.53
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 10
Vertical Jump: 34
Broad Jump: 09'11"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.15
3-Cone Drill: 6.92


Dates: 03/09/09 
Height: 6034
Weight: 214
40 Yrd Dash: 4.47
20 Yrd Dash: 2.59
10 Yrd Dash: 1.51
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 32
Broad Jump: 09'05"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

So by the Looks of things The Dolphins are average at stopping the pass, and are good at stopping the run. Their CB's are either slow and Big or quick and Small, Their Pass rush is average at best, and they really haven't come across an Offense as Diverse as Dallas'. 

So What Will Garrett Do? Well I think that Garrett will Employ the Same Gameplan that he has had for the last few Games. GEt the Ball to Dez/Robinson(who ever is covered not covered by Smith) on the short routes and go After Sean Smith on the Deeper Routes. With Fiammetta likely out, I would Imagine that Dallas will use Murray and Felix more in the Passing game, along with avoiding the "Inside Runs". Relying instead on Sweeps, Counters, and other misdirection.....No Funky Formation this week however.

I welcome Any Comments and Critiques especially from any Dolphin Fan that comes over. While this post will only be Relevent for a couple of Days Feel Free to  use this as an open thread to smack talk and the like....and just to get things started....Remember this?

Dallas Cowboys vs Miami Dolphins DeMarco Murray 48 yard catch and Run (via cowboysportsblog)

 

Go Cowboys!!!!

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