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Fins Beat Dallas, but Are They Ready for the Regular Season?

 
Fins Beat Dallas, but Are They Ready for the Regular Season?
Posted August 25th, 2014 @ 2:13pm

The good:

Miami beat Dallas in the third preseason game at SunLife Stadium by a score of 25 to 20.

Newly acquired running back Knowshon Moreno, formerly of the Denver Broncos, finally got into the mix after major off-season surgery and looked good.  Although it was against the Cowboys' less-than-stellar run defense, he put up more than 6 yards per carry, and I expect Moreno to eventually be the starter over Lamar Miller.

The latest changes to the offensive line looked to work a bit better.  No sacks on Tannehill for more than a half and a running game.

 

The bad:

The kicker and back-up kicker are hurt.

Special teams looked bad all the way around Saturday night.

Ryan Tannehill, while looking comfortable in the offense for the most part, had his first interception of the preseason and still seems to struggle with the long ball, especially when it comes to getting that ball to Mike Wallace. 

Next Up:

Don't expect to see much, if anything, from the starters during Thursday night's final preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.  If you asked me, I would say Tannehill needs a little more time in the lineup before the season starts against the Patriots of all teams.  I am hoping to see more of Moreno and hopefully the running game Saturday night was not a mirage. 

Joel Malkin

 

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