The Miami Dolphins threw up a devastating L in Week 1 after having several opportunities to upset the Seattle Seahawks on the road.
Yet there are many reasons for optimism moving forward if you get past the initial sting of fourth-down defensive collapses and the worst drop your eyes have ever seen. Here are the team’s top 5 players on offense and defense, per Pro Football Focus.
Grades range from 1 to 100 with newcomer Isa Abdul-Quddus racking up the highest grade (86.3) at the free safety position league wide.
- QB Ryan Tannehill, 78.0
- C Anthony Steen, 76.4
- WR Jarvis Landry, 75.7
- LT Branden Albert, 69.4
- RG Jermon Bushrod, 56.5
- S Isa Abdul-Quddus, 86.3
- S Reshad Jones, 83.9
- DT Ndamukong Suh, 82.5
- DT Jordan Phillips, 77.6
- LB Kiko Alonso, 75.2
It’s not surprising to see four of the top five coming from the defense, a unit that allowed just 12 points yesterday.
What is surprising is to see second-year tackle Jordan Phillips rank so high. Ditto for Anthony Steen, starting for the first time at center in his football career in wake of Mike Pouncey’s injury.
Tannehill haters, sit your ass down. He played well enough to win and if not for what should be known forever as “the drop,” they come out victorious.