Dolphins Overall Worth (DOW) as they swim into the Superdome. (750.4, +71.1)
LAMAR MILLER (NASDAQ: MILL) +2: Okay, so we barely ran it. Okay, so he only had one big play. It was a sign. It was the type of big gainer we’ve been hoping for, and hopefully there’s plenty more where that came from. We may need some big plays to keep up with the Saints at home.
PAUL SOLIAI (NASDAQ: SOLI) +2: Paul’s value was apparent, as the Dirty Birds gashed us all day on the ground with him out. Soliai was rightfully shown the money this offseason, and we are infinitely better with him battling up front.
CALEB STURGIS (NYSE: STURG) +4 1/2: The kid is good. Immediately good. Maybe great. Watch, we’re jinxing him, but we feel insanely confident when Caleb takes the field, especially considering he’s just a kid.
RYAN TANNEHILL (NYSE: TANNY) +5 1/2: And now Dr. T has taken down both Andrew Luck and Matt Ryan, with Drew Brees in the cross hairs. We could chat about his stats, which were of course solid. But screw all of that. Tanny is closing games. Dolfans have known that feeling of dread in close games. We’ve all been certain that the Sea Mammals would find a way to lose in the end. Ryan doesn’t
DOLPHINS PASS BLOCKING IN GENERAL (NYSE: DPBG) – 3 1/2: Too many people could be singled out here. Our blitz pick-up was poor. Our tackles looked overwhelmed. Tannehill was battered yet again. That’s 14 sacks in three games, and New Orleans will be bringing the house again. We’ve got to get our pass blocking tightened up, or it will cost us some games. Or worse, our gifted young signal-caller will be holding a clipboard, nursing an injury.
Okay okay, we’re not saying this will happen, but suppose as home Drew Brees does topple our beloved Dolphins. Going into the season, looking at our first four match-ups, three of them away games, would you have smiled at the idea of 3-1? We would have. Our schedule in the second half of the season is infinitely easier. Our D should keep us in every game. Our maestro is as cool as a cucumber, and will only improve going forward. These Fins are for real.
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