Rex’s overview from today Dan Leberfeld
Here are some of Rex’s random thoughts from his opening statement today . . .
“This is a critical game. (It’s) a divisional game. We always say it’s a game-and-a-half. The fact we haven’t swept Miami in the past, it would be quite an accomplishment.
“We know we’re going to get the very best Miami has. They’re going to be well-rested coming off the bye. They’ve won two games in a row. They have to be feeling pretty good about themselves, without question.
“The last game (between us) was anybody’s game. We were fortunate enough to win that game. They had 185 yards rushing the last time we played them, and that was with Reggie Bush getting hurt in the game and not being able to finish. That’s going to be a point of emphasis for us this week. We have to do a much better job of stopping the run and containing Reggie Bush in particular.
“The play of their quarterback (Ryan) Tannehill (has improved), entering our game (he had) a (57.5%) completion rate, and his last three games he’s (had) a 67 percent completion rate. So he’s getting comfortable back there. He makes some great throws down the field. He’s accurate throwing the football.
“Their defense (has) a stout front seven. They’re really getting after the quarterback lately. They’re the number one third-down defense in the National Football League, which is really saying something. They’re putting a lot of pressure on the quarterback.
“Then their special teams unit. There are about 14 categories that you look at when ranking special teams units and (they’re) second.
“I’ll tell you about our football team, we’re going to empty the tank. Whatever we have left, we’re pouring it out there. I believe our guys are going to be focused (and) determined. We know how important this game is and we’re emptying our tank out on Sunday.”