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Dan Campbell faced a lot of challenges in his first two weeks as interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Tight end Delanie Walker said the blame is shared across the Titans and no one is pointing fingers.
All that work has kept him from thinking much about Sunday when his Dolphins visit the Tennessee Titans. The Dolphins recovered the ball.
Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill thinks the tone set by the head man filters through the team and Campbell’s trying to push the Dolphins to compete harder.
TE Dion Sims returned for the first time since sustaining a concussion in the opener had a good showing with four receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown.
Miami would use the good fortune to score another touchdown when Lamar Miller churned his way seven yards to make it 17-3 Dolphins with 5:07 to play before halftime. But they were widely seen as underachievers in the first month of the season, and their first game under Campbell reinforced that notion. Dorial Green-Beckham has scored two touchdowns on contested catches this season, but he has yet to play more than 19 snaps in a game.
Miami had been one of two teams in the National Football League without a rushing touchdown.
It carried over to defense, where the Dolphins stopped the run for the first time this season and forced the Titans (1-4) into passing situations, then turned up the heat on rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota. But Mariota also lost two fumbles and threw two interceptions under constant pressure.
SACK TIME: Another ugly stat for Miami had been one measly sack despite Cameron Wake and the $114 million tackle in Ndamukong Suh on the defensive line.
Even with the blowout win at Nashville, the Dolphins remain last in the AFC East and last in the conference in points.
The performance from the Dolphins defense was exactly the performance that had been expected all year. Dominating the line of scrimmage to disrupt both Marcus Mariota and the running game.
Campbell said that cornerback Brice McCain, who injured his knee, is being evaluated by the medical staff. The team will have a better idea of his prognosis later today.
The Miami Dolphins look for their first home victory that would put them at a. 500 record. That is a fantastic turnaround from the 207 yards allowed against the Jets in week four. Interim coach Dan Campbell said they needed to run the ball more. Obviously with the changes that have been made, we still have to play football.
One reason to panic: The Dolphins had their first blowout win of the season, so there is no reason to panic right now.
New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra who passed earlier this year used to say,”It’s Deja Vu all over again” and the Tennessee Titans are beginning to show signs of repeating the 2014 season all over again.