This Dolphins team is a team with no quit in it. Reggie Bush is playing the best he has in his career, Matt Moore has a top 10 QBR and they have embarrassed us the last two times we played the Dolphins. None of that matters to me, they are not the superior team in this match up. They were eliminated from the playoffs already and its about time for a team to remind us all why that is. The Raiders need this game to guarantee us remaining in first in the AFC West, and we need to avenge the last couple of beatdowns that we received at the hands of Miami.
Can you believe that this Raiders team is 4-1 on the road this year?! If we can win this game we will be 5-1 on the road and only 3-3 at home. I am quite perplexed by this lack of a Black Hole advantage, but I am thrilled with the way we go into other people's stadiums and make their fans leave disgruntled. The Miami Dolphins also have been awful at home for awhile now, with some of the most fair weather fans in the league. Sure they have some loyal die hards like any other team but they just do not feed energy into their team like they should. Lets hope that continues when the Raiders come to town and have that fan base quiet as a mouse.
I am hoping that Denarius Moore has another big game if he plays this week. He was practicing and that is a good sign for Sunday. I would like to see a pretty balanced attack from our offense with a good mix of pass and run. No DMC again this week, but Michael Bush is plenty beastly anyway. He has had over 500 yards rushing in Darren's absence over the past 5 games, and I predict atleast another 100 in Miami. It is becoming more and more clear to all of us that we need to keep Bush in Oakland for years to come. At the very least I believe he will be Franshise Tagged in the offseason.
I want to see our passing game suceed big in this game though. Carson Palmer makes throws nobody else in Silver and Black has made in a long time and I am looking forward to a game full of those throws. I want to see us finally use some play action passing, and to see a couple of deep passes off play action. We need to use our strengths more and to actually dominate a game. I would love to see our very first play be a playaction bootleg deep pass. No matter how we decide to play I want us to Attack Attack Attack! No more sitting back and holding on to win. In this game lets show the world why the Broncos will not be winning this division.
This past game against the Bears was the best win we have had in a long time, however it still wasn't a signature moment where our team put all aspects together. Special teams was possibly the best I have ever seen and that is what won that game for us. Lets have those special teams show up if we need them, but have our offense and defense make them an after thought. Its time to dominate a game and to TAKE this victory. I want the Dolphins players to feel like they were run over by a cement truck and their fans to feel like they wasted their money. Come on Hue Jackson, forget the distractions and get us another huge victory. Its time for our team to completely come together and become the contender I believe us to be.