This past Sunday, the Miami Dolphins did something that head coach Joe Philbin has preached from the begining of the offseason, force turnovers and win the turnover battle. After finishing near dead last in forcing turnovers last season, the Dolphins showed up Sunday with three big interceptions in the first half that led to a measly six points offensively.
While most Dolphins fans were grumbling about the lack of points off turnovers, the Browns countered with an opportuniistic interception leading to 7 points and the lead. How could this be? The Dolphins were winning the battle yet losing by one point at the half.
Even though winning the turnover will be critical going forward, let's be realistic about how much this statistic matters. Every time the Dolphins take the ball away from an opponent, it's one less opportunity that the other team has the time of possession. However, if the Dolphins do take the ball away, they have to do something with that short field to create separation on the scoreboard.
The Dolphins do not boast the best cornerbacks in the NFL with Brent Grimes and Dmitri Patterson. However, both are solid selections for the time being and play their respective positions well. Patterson did collect two interceptions and one did lead to a field goal.no comments