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I have no doubt that Mark Sanchez saw the game film of the Dolphins at Minnesota, which means he saw what Miami's cornerbacks did to one of the greatest QBs to ever take a snap in the NFL.
That can't have the sophomore feeling too encouraged, pitting himself against a CB tandem that yielded four interceptions (one of which was negated by penalty) against one of the league's most dangerous passers. Mike Nolan's new defensive schematic is creating all sorts of opportunities for these guys to be in the right place at the right time.
All of Sanchez's passes will have to exhibit similar timeliness if he hopes to even scratch the surface of the performance he had last week versus the Patriots. Unfortunately for him, the Dolphins secondary currently looks to be in much better shape than what New England had to offer.
After last week, Vontae Davis and Jason Allen must be extremely hungry and anxious to get back on the field and keep the havoc coming. I would not be at all surprised if Mark Sanchez gets less than 20 calls to run passing plays that are not short under-routes or quick screens.
Sanchez will throw at least one pick in this game. If it's only one, I believe that pick will go to Jason Allen. Jason has finally begun to play the kind of football of which few believed he was capable, and it is a thing of beauty.
In just the first two games of his fifth-year, Allen has already amassed 17 tackles, two interceptions, and four deflected passes.
If you need a frame of reference as to how impressive that is, consider the stats of Darrelle Revis going into week three of 2009: Revis had just seven tackles, one interception, and one deflected pass...and that was at the start of what many called one of the greatest single-season performances by a corner.
You could even add Darrelle's play from games one and two this year to those numbers, and he still would fall well short of Jason's stats this year. Let me tell you, Jason Allen is the last person I thought I'd be comparing to Darrelle Revis, but here I am doing so with no apologies.
With Braylon Edwards being New York's only serious threat down field, one can imagine that Miami's red-hot corners are going to have a field day.