Reggie Bush — A
Just imagine stretching out Bush's 10 carries for 61 yards over the course of a full 60 minutes.
There would be no overtime, Miami would've scored at least one more touchdown. I don't even think Tannehill throws his pick-six as Bush would've likely gained enough yards to get Tannehill far enough away out of his end-zone.
That's a potential 14-point swing. In a game Miami lost by three.
With Bush in the game it looked like Miami would cruise to a second-straight victory, but with his knee injury (and I'll get to Philbin's decision making later), Miami went a bit more pass-happy then they should've gone, which is one thing we can attribute to their loss.
Daniel Thomas — C
Daniel Thomas had nearly double the carries of Reggie Bush. However he still managed to produce only eight more yards (but did score Miami's first touchdown of the game). While his fumble in the third quarter didn't wind up hurting the Dolphins too much, he did have problems bursting off the line, forcing Miami to pass the ball more than they should've when they had the lead.
Lamar Miller — B+
Weirdly, we only saw Lamar Miller in the third quarter, as well as a great drive in the fourth quarter.
Miller had nine touches for 48 yards, including a long run for 22. So here's my question; why didn't he get the ball more towards the end of the game? Why was Daniel Thomas Miami's primary back after Bush was injured?
Definitely a huge mistake on Miami's part, Miller played well in his limited action.
Jorvorskie Lane — B+
Congratulations to Lane on scoring his first NFL touchdown. Miami used Lane very well in their running game, giving him two carries on third-and-short situations. Both times Lane converted. He should be used more, and should also be used as a receiver out of the backfield from time to time, for he does have very good hands.
As for blocking, Lane was also very good, preventing a few sacks.