Following the Canes disappointing loss the Criminoles on Saturday, I have downgraded my expectation for the Canes the rest of the year. Starters Colin McCarthy LB and Eric Moncour DE will miss the rest of the season with injuries. Does it really matter? There isn’t a team left on the schedule that we cannot beat, and there aren’t very many teams on schedule that we cannot lose to either. Recruiting cannot afford another finish the season without a trip to the post season. The locals would forgive it once with the coaching transition, but twice?? Also, do you honestly think we would have lost to UNC or FSU this year in the OB? I am sick about it.
At least the Dolphins did something right. Ronnie is once again showing that he is the real dead. They ran the single wing (or wildcat formation) yesterday 11 more times. While it had more success against the Patriots, it was still very successful yesterday. Ronnie is now leading the league in TD’s and the Dolphins are at .500 with wins over both teams in last years AFC finals. Why is the wildcat so successful? When a QB hands the ball to a RB, you lose a blocker, so it’s basically 10 vs 11. When Ronnie is taking the snap directly, you have an extra blocker so it’s now 11 on 11, so that makes up any defensive perception that every play will be a run. If I was a D Coordinator, and I saw Ronnie lined up at QB, I would send a run blitz every time. Ronnie is also making great decisions at the helm, running powerfully, smoothly, and with great agility. He is the real deal at RB. Can he throw? YUP. This is going to be the surprise in the future of the wildcat formation, Ronnie is going to throw a few more passes. The defense looked great with Porter and Roth constantly up in Rivers face. The way these guys are playing, you could see them with a solid record at the end of the season. Check out this article where the Chargers are saying that they were screwing up, and it wasn’t actually the Dolphins beating them as much as them beating themselves.
I had a great day in the LPC fantasy football, more on that tomorrow. Not doing so great in the second chance LPC pickem, but I am leading in the pro football vegas style pickem.