The Dolphins were hoping to bounce back at home after a loss in New Orleans, but unfortunately, Miami ended up losing a close contest to the Baltimore Ravens, 26-23.
The biggest takeaway from today was obviously the need for better pass protection, but there are several other areas where the Dolphins need to improve moving forward as a football team.
Here are my three observations from today's loss to the Ravens:
1) Need More Time: It’s quite obvious through the first five games of the season that quarterback
2) Third Down Efficiency: Not being able to find rhythm, especially on third down and keeping the offense on the field, was critical and added to the loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Miami was 3-of-16 on third down and that statistic alone would lead to believe that the Dolphins lost by more than three points on Sunday afternoon. And most of the time, those third downs weren’t third and short, although the one on the first drive of the game reminded us all of the fourth down attempt in the Superdome last week. The Dolphins have been pretty good at finding something throughout each and every game that was successful and those they felt like they had confidence in. And I’m not so sure over these last couple of games that they were able to find that confidence on third down in where they wanted to go with the football.
3) Too Many Drops: If there’s one thing that hasn’t plagued the Dolphins, or cost them field position or wins throughout the first four games, it was their ability to catch the football. But against the Ravens, it really hurt their productivity. The Dolphins were probably north of six drops in the football game and a couple of those plays could have been momentum changes, or at least big plays to keep the dolphins drive going down the field.