Boy Green speaks with Brian Miller of the Phin Phanatic to get a better understanding of this New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins matchup on Sunday.
It’s strange that the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are already playing for a second time so early in the 2018 season.
Nonetheless, everything is in front of the Jets to change the destiny of the 2018 season.
Over the next two weeks, the Jets play back-to-back winnable divisional games. This week, the Jets play Brock Osweiler and next week they’re projected to play Nathan Peterman. If they can’t beat these two quarterbacks, they might as well pack up their toys and go home.
This is make-or-break for this team and then if they can get to 5-5 heading into their Week 11 bye, they’ll have two weeks to prepare for the New England Patriots, so I’m saying there’s a chance.
But one game at a time and to get you ready for the rematch between the Jets and Dolphins Boy Green sat down with Phin Phanatic editor Brian Miller on the latest episode of The Jets Zone (you can hear the full episode below), but here are the top five questions for this matchup:
1. Things are a little different in this New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins matchup, enter the Brocktagon. Is the hype train still running at full capacity after two straight losses?
No. LOL. Fans are growing tired of the same old same with the Dolphins and while Osweiler has been playing better the reality is that Miami’s offense is still not very good and can’t seem to get off to a fast start.
They are one of the worst teams in the NFL scoring in the first quarter and have yet to score a touchdown on their opening drive this season.
2. What's the latest with Ryan Tannehill and his future with the team?
Nothing new. Tannehill is starting to throw but he lacks strength and velocity at this time. Adam Gase said he could throw tomorrow if he had to but I’m not buying into it.
I think the best he can hope for is a return after the bye week.
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3. Finally, it seems DeVante Parker is living up to that first round potential, can he finally be that guy for the Dolphins? Why has it taken so long?
One game doesn’t erase the other three seasons and he has been a huge disappointment in his career. This to me doesn’t change after one game. I need to see a lot more before I keep his fifth-year option for 2019 on the table. He simply can’t stay healthy and when he is he is wildly inconsistent.
4. Who are some of the unheralded players on offense and defense for the Dolphins that stir the drink for this team?
Jakeem Grant is exceptional on offense and flies under the radar due to his size but teams are catching on simply because of the injuries at the WR position. Laremy Tunsil isn’t getting mentioned much but is having a pro-bowl caliber year as the teams left tackle.
Defensively, it’s a mess but rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick is playing really well but he needs to start making impact plays that change the game. Until then, he won’t get much attention.
5. Finally, how do you see this game playing out? Feel free to give us a score prediction as well.
I think this is going to once again be a close contest. The Dolphins don’t play the Jets well and they make a lot of mistakes. This week likely won’t be much different. The coaching staff has spent all weekend trying to figure out what is going on defensively so we will see if that helps.
While I think the game will be close, I don’t think the Jets are ready to steal one but you never know and honestly, the Dolphins are up and down and right now they are not playing good football.