Dolphins vs Redskins game summary 1/3/00
The game looked like a pre-season game. It had no meaning whatsoever and both teams played like their head wasn't into the game. Most players didn't play more than one half. It was a boring game without any exitement.
Miami was very lucky. They lost 6 of their last 8, somehow made the playoffs and on top of that they get to play Seattle, which is the only other playoff team playing as bad as Miami... In the other wildcard the 11-5 Bills will play against the 13-3 Titans...Wacky season - wacky playoffs schedule. The game will take place in the Kingdome in Seattle, WA on suday at 4:00 pm.
Grading the Dolphins
QB Dan threw for 118 yards with 1 INT. He played one half. Huard threew for 162 yards and 1 TD, 1 Int and he lost a fumble. Huard was sacked 3 times, Marino wasn't. They both were throwing to guys like Keith Mckenzie, Jacquet and Green... It looked exactly like a pre season game. C+
RB Autry Denson started for the first time and looked pretty good, he rushed for 80 yards (21 carries), with one big 20 yard gain. B+
WR Keith Mckenzie, Nate Jacquet and Yatil Green... Mckenzie fumbled a pass.. Mckenzie ?!?! C
OL The QBs had time. The running game was OK. Huard was sacked 3 times, but again Huard is very sackable.B-
DL Pressure ? what pressure ? They didn't look very good, there was no pressure on the QB. D-
LB The Defense wasn't very good also. Pre-season game, did I mention that ? C
Secondary They were awful, Surtain was beaten a few times. It has become a routine. Miami's secondary has been beaten consistenly all year long. Galloway is coming up next. The wild card game will be decided also here. D-
Special Teams Hutton had a good game for a change. Jacquet wasn't very good this week. Mare hit 39 FGs this season. An NFL record. B-
Coaching A "pre season game". Their heads were in Seattle, and that's what they should have done. Really, who cares about this game. The objective was not to get hurt. Only Gadsden was banged up but he will play on sunday. C