Y Factors 2018: Patriots at Dolphins

-by DNOMN8R314

My name is Danny Amendola. I used to be a Patriot, until:

We’ve got a contract for you. You’re a Dolphin.

When you’re a Dolphin, you’ve got nothing. No top coach, no top quarterback, no recent success. You’re stuck in whatever city you’re playing in.

Where am I?

Miami.

You catch whatever targets are thrown your way. You rely on anyone who’s still throwing to you. A trigger-pulling ex-receiver:

*throws* Should I throw it?

An old friend who used to block for you on special teams:

You know Pats fans. Bunch of loud screamers who go quiet in a snap.

Family too.

Is that Tom again?

If you’re desperate.

You know Bill loves his hometown discounts, Danny.

And some down-and-out first-rounders you meet along the way.

Is that how we do it?

Bottom line: as long as you’re a Dolphin, you’re not going anywhere.

The eleventh Howard: Miami cornerback Xavien Howard, a third-year rising star who picked off Tom Brady twice in one game last season, has already been ruled out, leaving the Dolphins without their strongest individual coverage man. However, their secondary sans Howard is still nothing to sleep on. First-round rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick has enjoyed a strong first season (including a Brady pick already), Reshad Jones has been a consistently underrated strong safety, and Bobby McCain has given the Patriots fits in the past. Any and all of the Patriots’ wide receivers have the opportunity to light up the field, but Brady and the pass catchers will have to make wise decisions in order to ensure a productive offense.

Phillip will, son:Β Speaking of New England receivers, the pecking order on the depth chart has become set, and Phillip Dorsett has found himself at the bottom. Despite that, he’s still showing weekly that he does have a role in this offense, catching all 11 of his targets since Julian Edelman returned to the active roster in Week 5. The week before, when the Patriots hosted Miami, Dorsett caught four passes (on seven targets) for 55 yards and an impressive somersault of a touchdown. It’s unlikely that Dorsett’s snap count will drastically increase, but keep an eye for the snaps where No. 13 is on the field, because if the ball is headed his way, there’s a strong chance the result will be favorable for New England.

Dizzying heights: Of the six wide receivers on the Dolphins’ 53-man roster, five are listed at six feet or taller. (The exception is Amendola, at 5’11”.) A set of tall wide receivers suggests Ryan Tannehill will be more willing to heave competitive passes downfield, and Miami has seen some favorable outcomes, including a 74-yard heave to Leonte Carroo two weeks ago. Their starting pair of receivers, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills, are respectively 6’3″ and 6’1″, while New England’s starting cornerbacks, Stephon Gilmore and Jason McCourty, are respectively 6’1″ and 5’11”. (Undrafted Patriots rookie J.C. Jackson, who plays on the outside in multi-corner sets, is also 6’1″.) Gilmore is on the injury report, meaning the Dolphins may take more chances against him if they believe his ankle injury will limit him from playing at 100 percent. But no matter who is targeted, New England will need superb technique to keep Miami from employing the patented Joe Flacco strategy with any success.

TUMS-O-METER Prediction:
And so here we are heading into the homestretch of the NFL regular season. At 9-3, the Pats are still in the hunt of earning a bye week but need a win to keep pace. On top of that, this week’s game is a “hat and T-shirt” game for the division title. But ooooooooohhh boy. Just one thing. They play Miami…. on the road…… their kryptonite. Seems like more times than not, the wheels seem to fall off when playing in Miami. Mental block maybe? Or does MIA just get their act together for these games? Adding to that, Miami is still in the hunt for a playoff spot. All that history, all that’s on the line, all points to……… a 2 case afternoon.

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And to think if the Browns had won at least one if not all 3 games they had a chance to win earlier in the year.

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I am just happy that the Pats will have thier real two TE set tomorrow. I think Gordon has the big game.

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First time since 1982, Lakers have 2 players with triple doubles in the same game: Lebron and Lonzo (Magic and Kareem in 82)

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Let’s go Browns

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Pressure on the Patriots tomorrow. A loss would put them third in the AFC.

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Yes….yes it would. That MIA loss may haunt them.

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Crap…. Hopkins good game has threatened my FF semifinal game.

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Crap, i just realized he may ruin my other semifinal game.

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Eagles will beat the Texans next week

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Does Sam Darnold look like the face of the bully in every high school teen movie ever….or is it just me? Either way, I’d love to punch him in the face.

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He looks like a bulldog

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a fatass bulldog.

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Time to pick up bifana, Smack. Back for game 2!

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Jets forgot again in the last final minutes how to play offense

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They didn’t want to hurt their chances to draft another Bosa.

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Underwhelming final drive

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Game really ova

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Texans win

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Not over yet.

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Is Texans using Gronk as safety? πŸ™‚

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NFL, anything can happen.

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Any Given Sunday, but today is Saturday πŸ™‚

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Jets suck but not as much as Vorskia and Qarabag.

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Sporting is scoring 4 goals on average with the new coach

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Liverpool will be at the top of the table after they destroy that curmudgeon Portuguese coach tomorrow.

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Cmon Darnold, that’s dumb

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Anderson saved us

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Evening Pats fans!

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* Jets fans πŸ™‚

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LOL

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is DeAndre Hopkins seriously hurt?

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i don’t think so

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He’ll be fine.

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Jets still have time to win the game

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FG range

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That’s not holding, that’s PI

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Refs suck.

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PI

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Oh it’d be such a great night if Jets beat Texans

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First Jets PAT of the night

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YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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holding

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BOB was bizarre here. Why call a timeout?

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yep

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Is Bowles stupid? That was a clear 1st down

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O’Brien saved the Jets

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stupid refs

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Darnold had a safer choice and he could get an easier 2nd down

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bad spot

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YouTube Challenge – Hey Jimmy Kimmel I Unplugged the TV During the Game
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How would you react if someone did this to you tomorrow? πŸ™‚

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is it Houston’s OLine blowing pass protection after pass protection or is it the Jet’s defense being so dominant?

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Penalty’s kill.

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Jets will lose this on two missed PAT

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Most likely.

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Horrible punt there.

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* Good punt πŸ™‚

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Well – yeah.

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Watson will be injured a lot if he continues to be hit, like if he was a LB

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If you didn’t know better- you would think the NYJ defense is tops in the league.

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Houston is 1 of 6 on third down. And they are a serious playoff contender.

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Dolphins last week were 1/7 on 3rd downs πŸ™‚

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Just throw the ball Sam!!

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Jets D is swarming!

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They have hope- for now.

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So do I watch the game tonight or Christmas Vacation? Big decision.

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Foooooootball!!!

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NYJ 15 TEX 16

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Another missed XP for Myers!

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Another missed extra point πŸ™

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He might cost a team in our league a berth in the fantasy finals. It’s tight. Might need those points.

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J – E – T- S!!!!

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Elandon Roberts with a thigh injury- questionable————————>

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I definitely lament the loss of Bentley for the season when I watch Roberts play too many snaps.