Student of the Game- Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens #OBB
The iconic Orange Bowl was the Little Havana heart throb that was nestled in the center of all things Miami. The Orange Bowl was also host to two teams. This week we have an additional Student of the Game Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore edition. When the Hurricanes only score nine points, it was safe to say the Dolphins did more then kick some field goals.
Tua Tagovailoa had a career day. When you go 36-50, 469 and 6 touchdowns, I’d call that a good day at the office. And Mike McDaniel is an evil genius when it comes to calling plays. Regardless of level, you have to appreciate using your playmakers to not only make plays, but keeping the defense honest.
The fear of the cheetah jet sweep keeps a linebacker’s position to widen out and hold contain but the RPO attachment was perfect. Jaylen Waddle was the recipient of the inbreaking slant route and it netted the first down. The other Orange Bowl Alumni, the Miami Hurricanes could benefit from similar play calls that keep the defenses’ backend honest.
#FinsUp Mother truckers. :) The @OrangeBowlBoys launched the @OBBFins staring @JohnMichaelsU
So why not go from college to the pros. Got to stand in the paint at this level
McDaniel sets a heavy run strength to the field and uses 21 set to sell it. Tua + Quick + RPO = 1st down pic.twitter.com/BcadWAeIpJ
— Roman #OBB (@Romancane) September 21, 2022
Can't wait to watch this trio all season 🔥🔥🔥 #FinsUp @Tua x @cheetah x @D1__JW | @MiamiDolphins pic.twitter.com/Xvi4fuCVP4
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 21, 2022
Inside the red zone the Miami Dolphins were ruthlessly efficient. But it wasn’t always perfect. Here you will see an example of how the Baltimore Ravens do a great job taking away the playmakers. And that’s when you can measure a quarterback’s secret worth. Can the quarterback make a play and bail the offensive coordinator out when simply the original play wasn’t there?
Imagine coming up to the line of scrimmage and seeing your primary read double covered and your secondary reads taken away. The Ravens utilized simulated pressure in the box then dropped into coverage to take away the trips side. The Ravens did absolutely everything right.
Except Tagovailoa had other plans. By quickly diagnosing the disguise and the coverages he held onto the ball and holding onto the ball isn’t always a bad thing. Throwing the ball on time would have led to pick city, instead Tua navigates the pocket, buys himself some time and then throws a strike to Waddle who never gave up on the play.
#finsup Here was your game winner @OBBFins. Baltimore had the Perfect play call vs. this 3×1 look.
You double Tyreek, you simulate the pressure and undercut the trips side….
This is when you ask the quarterback to bail you out. #tua did in fact do exactly that. #BANG! pic.twitter.com/whZwxBAc3z
— Roman #OBB (@Romancane) September 22, 2022
Consider this edition of Student of the Game Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens AP classes. You knew eventually we had to make the jump to the big leagues for nothing else it helps us understand the game just that much better. I, for one, learned a lot this class and professor Mike McDaniel teaches one hell of a lesson this week. #OBB #SOTG #BANG!!! #OBBFINS
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Can we have a student of the game section. I seem to have to hunt around for these.