Sep 28, 2014; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass under pressure from Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Sio Moore (55) during the second half of the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports
Well, that explains everything. Who calls a defensive timeout on 4th and 10 when the offense is out of timeouts? At least he didn’t kick a field goal on 2nd down. Anyway, there is not much to tell Philbin on how to beat the Bears. You just need an elite quarterback who can win a game in the last seconds of the game. Oh wait, you have Ryan Tannehill. Is he even the starter this week?
"Elite QB? No Ryan Tannehill isn’t elite but he doesn’t get rattled by pressure and dropped passes. Unlike Jay Cutler who throws INTs when he tries to force plays, Tannehill throws it away…I mean to say he throws it over his intended receivers head and then trots off the field like “aww shucks”. The good news for Bears fans though is our secondary players dont’ know how to catch."
Sep 14, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) celebrate after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Levi
Well Dolphins fans are in luck. The Bears have not won a game at home yet this year. The good news for the Bears is that they’ll be most likely be getting back their left tackle and Brandon Marshall is fully healthy. Like Tannehill, Cutler seems to overthrow his receivers a lot but the difference is that Cutler’s receivers actually go up and get the ball. The Bears proved on Sunday that they have the best receiver duo in all in the NFL What strengths do the Dolphins have coming into Soldier Field on Sunday?
"That’s good to hear about Marshall and your left tackle but unfortunately Cameron Wake comes from the right side of the line. As for Marshall, he will get his shots I’m sure. I wouldn’t discount corner back Brent Grimes and if the Dolphins put Cortaland Finnegan on Marshall, that will be a fun physical game to watch. I don’t think many fans are worried about Marshall but Alshon Jeffrey might. Really won’t matter if the Dolphin shut down Forte and keep Cutler running."
Soldier Field has some of the worst field conditions in the NFL so I’m not expecting lots of sacks from either team on Sunday. I am expecting corners to slip and receivers to have a large advantage. If it’s raining, it’s just going to be one slippery mess. So is Mike Wallace living up to his big contract in Miami? Who is Tannehill’s favorite target this year so far?
"Mike Wallace can’t live up to his contract because Ryan Tannehill can’t throw the deep ball. So Wallace is a 60 million dollar out route receiver. Tannehill’s favorite target is Wallace because he can’t hit anyone else consistently. Most of the time though his favorite target is the sideline because he overthrows a lot of receivers. Not too worried about weather conditions, you folks up in Chicago may not be used to rain but in Miami it’s a daily occurrence and something we are used to playing in….now snow..yeah that would be a different story. As for slipping and falling CB’s Brent Grimes slipped twice at critical times last week so I think he has the art down pat now."
Hmmm, I sense that you might not have faith in your team. What is your prediction for the game on Sunday?
"I don’t do predictions I will say the game will be close but that is because Miami’s defense will keep them in it and Miami’s offense is Jekyll and Hyde so I will tell you what I tell everyone else. Cam Wake will sack Cutler for a safety and Miami will fumble a snap out of the end zone. 2-2 tie. Sorry that’s all you get!"
There you have it. Brian won’t give a prediction of the game. So should I give my prediction? I want to pick the Bears this week, but I don’t know if I can. It will all depend on if Jay Cutler can take care of the football and if the defensive line can generate pressure on Ryan Tannehill. So far this year, Jay Cutler has thrown too many interceptions at home and the defensive line can’t seem to generate any pressure at Soldier Field. I think it is from the sloppy field conditions. I’m going to pick the Bears to lose to the Dolphins at home to fall to 3-4. Hopefully I am wrong. What do you think Bears fans? Do you think Cutler will have another monster game? How about the Bears defensive line? Will Jared Allen continue to add more sacks after his first one last week? Let me know in the comments below.
I want to thank Brian Miller for taking the time to talk some smack with us this week. I know I am picking the Bears to lose, but that doesn’t mean that I want them to.