It's true that the dolphins don't have many weapons on the offense. But we do have a pretty good offensive line. The right side was supposed to be a weakness, but they've been exceeding my expectations so far. In my opinion, this game is going to be won on defense. Whichever defense forces the turnovers and limits the other teams qb. Which in that regard, it's definately to your advantage. I think of rex in the same way I do saban. You don't want a rookie QB going up against his defense, just like you don't want a freshman QB going against Sabans. It's a recipe for disaster. What should help is a solid running game, and that will be key for us.
I think you guys should feel pretty comfortable shutting down our offense, as long as you can contain our running backs, but I think your under estimating our defense. We've been great against the run the past few years, and it doesn't look like the change to the 4-3 has hurt us in that aspect. Starks and Solia are playing great football right now. Our weakness is in the secondary. We did get the bengals secondary coach for our defensive coordinator, and so far it seems like it's helped. Sean Smith has played much better this year. But the biggest improvement has been our safeties. The reason I say that is because, I haven't noticed them much. And kind of like an offensive line, if your not noticing them, they must be doing ok. At least thats the way I look at it. Rashad Jones is playing really well. I think PFF had him rated as the #2 safety in week one. And he played another really good game in week 2. Nobody has completed a deep ball on us that I can remember so far this year. Maybe a 30 yarder, but no real bombs. Palmer only attempted maybe 1 and it was well covered. If you've watched many Dolphins game the past few years, you would know that was a huge problem of ours.
The point I'm getting at, is just like you guys want to make Tannehill beat us, I think Sanchez will have to do the same. He's going to have to play a good game, and limit turnovers.
I think in the end, it will be a close game, but you guys will probably win. However, if at the end of the game, we don't have any turnovers, I think we win. I just don't think that will happen. I'm looking forward to it tho. I know the dolphins aren't going anywhere this year, but I'm just happy to be able to enjoy another week of football with something on the line. Should be a good game. Best of luck.
Also, I did bet on Alabama this past weekend against Arkansas. After Arkansas qb was ruled out, the line went up from -7 to -21. And like I thought, Bama's defense harrased the freshman QB. Hopefully that doesn't happen with us.