MNF:The Dolphins Unleash A Wildcat On Rex Ryan and The Jets

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MNF:The Dolphins Unleash A Wildcat On Rex Ryan and The Jets
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In 2008 the Dolphins rushed for 123 yards and averaged 2.9 yards per carry in two games against a Baltimore defense led by Rex Ryan.

This season they have already surpasses that amount in just one game.

Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown combined for 142 of the Dolphins' 151 yards on the ground. Williams did the the job and had 11 carries for 68 yards although Brown scored touchdowns within five yards twice.

Williams looked like his old self as a Heisman winner as a Longhorn at Texas. He ran hard, made first downs and most of all, didn't fumble. It's good to see a guy like him try to get himself back in the groove after all he's been through personally.

As for Brown who seems to be a Wildcat specialist, took the game over when called upon. On third and goal from the two, his number was called with the game on the line and he delivered the winning score with ease while his lineman literally bullied the Jets.

Lets give credit where credit is due.

Miami came out fired up and continued to knock the Jets around until it was over. For a defense I was so high on, they let me down. Ted Ginn Jr. burnt Revis and Kerry Rhodes on a long bomb from Chad Henne who made only his second start.Every time I saw them in the Wildcat they appeared to gain decent yardage and kept the chains moving. They tallied 413 yards and converted nine of thirteen third-downs which was huge.

Henne seemed to be comfortable all night and wasn't sacked once. He looked like a seasoned veteran completing 20 of 26 throws for 241 yards with 2 TDs and no interceptions.

Mark Sanchez played average going 12 of 24 for 171 yards and a TD. In my opinion the offense never looked good although the new kid, Braylon Edwards caught five passes and a TD and was a two inches or so away from another. Thomas Jones 13 carries for 42 yards and 2 TDs.

Miami coach Tony Sparono outcoached Rex and his team made more plays to win. Rex's mindset on blitzing backfired at times throughout the game. He blitzed on many third downs and Miami handled the pressure and converted. He did not let his defense get a feel for the game and subsequently they that led to Miami's 31 points, a season-high against the Jets. The Dolphins don't have a high powered offense and they still smoked the Jets. Worst of all they let Henne look like a pro-bowl quarterback.

It'll be an interesting game on Nov. 1 when they meet again in New York.

In the meantime, Miami has a bye then plays the Saints at home. The Jets get the Bills and Oakland.

Having lost two in a row with a rookie quarterback, i'll be a little anxious to how the New York media thrives this week and how the Jets respond.

Miami has won two straight after starting 0-3 and we'll see if this win got the ball rolling or was it all for show.

Unitil then there's a wildcat still on the loose.

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