1. COUNTER THE BLITZ
The Dolphins blitz on 40% of their defensive snaps, most in the NFL. Sometimes they run Cover 0 with no safety in the middle. They’ll throw in some stunts to cause confusion. Joe Flacco and company need to be ready. This offensive line struggles with stunts. The Bills caused pressure with stunts, which led to one of Mike White’s four interceptions. The communication must be on point. Flacco has to quickly read the blitz, find the hot route and the receivers have to be on the same page.
2. LIMIT THE DOLPHINS RPO
The Dolphins run run-pass-option on 17% of their offensive plays (fifth-most in the NFL). It would be even more if Tua Tagovailoa hadn’t missed time with various injuries. RPO gives Tagovailoa the option to hand the football to the running back or throw to a receiver running a slant or hitch over the middle. The offensive line blocks as if it’s run play, which stresses the defense to play the run or the pass.
3. D-LINE NEEDS TO SHOW UP
Can the Jets’ most talented unit get off the back of the milk carton? The unit is too talented to be playing this bad. This is their chance to snap out of their funk against the Dolphins, who have a putrid O-line. Dolphins left tackle Liam Eichenberg has allowed 44 pressures, right tackle Jesse Davis 40 and left guard Austin Jackson 39. All lead their respective positions in pressures allowed. If the Jets defensive line doesn’t show up on Sunday, cancel the season.
Source: Berkshire mont