The Dolphins first two drives were uneventful and if not a mirror image of last season with dropped passes, dumb penalties, and poor pass protection. However, the Dolphins first team offense managed to score two touchdowns and Ryan Tannehill seamlessly threw to Mike Wallace on an over the shoulder sideline pass and then to Wallace on 1st and goal with a quick bullet to the wide receiver erasing questions about his rapport with Tannehill.
However, on the 5th drive of the game for the Dolphins, not content with the the offensive execution, Joe Philbin and his offensive coaches pre-elected to have the starters play almost the entire half. Unfortunately, the result was a loss of tight end Dustin Keller on a routine curl route where the defender for the Texans, DJ Swearinger went helmet first through his knee in order to avoid a flag and a fine. The play was so ugly that Keller's knee bent in an awkward direction before he fell to the ground and was surrounded by trainers and medical personnel.
The biggest question at this point, is, could this have been avoided? Could the Dolphins have played it safe?no comments