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The Miami Dolphins will host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday in a game that could see the Dolphins move to 3-0 for the first time since a 3-0 start to the 2013 season. The Raiders are looking to avoid their first 0-3 start since they started 2014 0-10.To get a closer look at the Raiders http://www.thedolphinsfootballauthentic.com/ja_wuan-james-jersey-authentic , I turned to Levi Damien from SB Nation’s Raiders team site, Silver and Black Pride, for some information.1. I’ll make the first question fairly simple. Khalil Mack? He wanted to be paid market value. Initially reports had him asking for $22 million while the Raiders were offering $20 million and Jon Gruden didn’t even talk to Mack after their initial conversations back in January/February, so there was no relationship there. When Aaron Donald signed for $22.5 million, Mack’s price went up to $23.5 million. Jon Gruden panicked thinking Mack’s holdout might go into the season (I don’t think it would have) and was of the mind that now was the only chance he had to get two first round picks (while also sending the Bears a second round pick because...reasons) for Mack so he traded him. Even though he could have made him play his fifth year option and had two chances after that to franchise tag him. Nope, send your best player packing in his prime with no one to replace him. Genius.2. How - other than Mack - has the Jon Gruden experience been this summer and into the first part of the season?It got off to a great start. In fact, I would say for the most part it seemed great right up until the trade happened. He is fiery and is able to motivate his players with a mixture of toughness and humor. And he was good at the podium too, with plenty to offer without being too cagey, presumably from all his years in the booth. There was an energy in training camp I hadn’t felt before. There wasn’t a lot of excitement as a spectator, but you could tell the players were excited. It was highly competitive between Gruden and defensive coordinator Paul Guenther who is basically the head coach of the defense. Though the defense was losing most of those battles because they don’t have nearly the talent on the defensive side of the ball. Much of that wore off a few weeks ago and it’s been tougher at the podium with that giant elephant in the room that is addressed just about every press conference, especially with the 0-2 start along with the complete lack of a pass rush.3. The 2018 season has not started out the way Raiders fans would have hoped. Sitting at 0-2 on the season, 21st in the league in total offense, 28th in scoring offense, 22nd in total defense, 31st in rush defense http://www.authenticsmiamidolphins.com/cheap-daniel-kilgore-jersey , 32nd in pressure rate, and 24th in points allowed, the Raiders appear to have struggles in several places. Is that an accurate assessment, and where do you think the Dolphins will find the most success against the Raiders? Wow, that’s quite a question. Let’s just say that if the first two games are any indication, the Dolphins will find the most success in the second half. The Raiders have outscored opponents 25-10 in the first half and been outscored 43-7 in the second half. They had a 13-10 lead on the Rams in the opener only to have the Rams run off 23 unanswered points in a route. They were shutting out the Broncos 12-0 in the first half only to lose 20-19 on a last second field goal. They’re just collapsing. Much of that is on the defensive side, but the offense holds some blame as well. They’ve been very conservative and therefore anything short of perfection means stalled drives.As far as where to attack, you mentioned a couple. The defensive line is a wreck. They get no pressure and can’t stop the run either. The interior line is without Justin Ellis and PJ Hall who started the season, so they had to sign a couple free agents in Johnathan Hankins and Clinton McDonald to fill in on short notice. Hard to hold up through a full game when your entire defensive line is a question mark.4. The Dolphins defensive line has been able to generate pressure this year, but the star defensive ends, Cameron Wake and Robert Quinn, have only one total sack so far. Can Dolphins fans expect that stat to continue to sit at one, or should Miami be able to exploit the offensive line and get to Carr?The best thing the Raiders did last week to keep pressure off of Carr was to do a lot of quick passes. They opened up the offense a little bit for dropbacks and deep passes and it sounds like they will continue to do so. If that’s the case, that would figure to make for more sack opportunities. Donald Penn was moved to right tackle after spending his entire career at left tackle and he has looked out of place. He gave up a couple sacks and run stuffs to Von Miller last week and wasn’t great in the opener either. On the left side is Kolton Miller who held up well in pass blocking, but was pretty bad in run blocking. And again Youth Reshad Jones Jersey , if Carr is asked to to more 5 and 7-step drops, the rusher on his side could have a chance to get home.5. We are still early enough in the year that there are new players on each roster that fans outside of that base do not yet know. Who is the breakout player Dolphins fans should watch for the Raiders?The secondary mostly. The team’s 2017 top pick Gareon Conley is healthy after basically missing his entire rookie season with a shin injury. Newly signed Rashaan Melvin has looked pretty good. Former special teams player Erik Harris could start this week. He has been the best looking safety in a very suspect group overall. One more player I will say to keep an eye on is rookie defensive end Arden Key. If the pass rush is going to ever offer anything, it will be because he gets it going. He had an outstanding training camp, but has been finding his way over the first two games. He said he was nervous for the season opener and seemed to settle in some last week. If he continues that trend, he could do something. The Dolphins are entering rebuild mode but plan to wait to draft a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. Where the Dolphins sit now, at 13, they don’t have much of a chance at getting one of the top quarterbacks in this draft unless they trade up. But that’s where Kyler Murray comes in. The Heisman Trophy winner recently declared he would be entering the draft and chose football over baseball. Murray has first round talent but experts have him going on day 2 of the draft. The Dolphins would love to shore up some of their offensive/defensive line problems and rebuild from the trenches, but Murray could change all of those plans in a few months.You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.Miami Dolphins might be tempted by Kyler Murray in the draft | Miami HeraldThe Miami Dolphins announced a ‘new approach’ for building their team days ago that suggests taking long approach, but the team might be tempted to abandon that with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray entering the NFL draft.Dolphins QuarterbacksQuarterback-needy NFL team reportedly spent a lot of time with Jordan Ta'amu after Shrine Game practiceThe Miami Dolphins are undergoing a regime change after firing Adam Gase following the 2018 season, and the new coach (rumored to be Patriots assistant Brian Flores) may want to move on from QB Ryan Tannehill.Dolphins DefenseMinkah Fitzpatrick, Jerome Baker give Miami D long-term promise - Miami Dolphins- ESPNWhile the Dolphins found two defensive players to build around, the two tight ends they drafted didn't make much of a contribution.Phinsider News You May Have MissedMiami Dolphins News 1/15/19: Brian Flores Looking To Bring Jim Caldwell With Him - The PhinsiderWelcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.Clint Clearwater’s 2019 NFL Mock Draft - The PhinsiderIt is full swing mock draft season now & the 2019 off season is well underway for the Miami Dolphins, since we Youth Mike Gesicki Jersey , yet again, missed the playoffs.The Dolphins will enter this off season with needs...Dolphins land one on PFWA All-Rookie Team, one on All-AFC Team - The PhinsiderA couple of Miami Dolphins players were recognized for great individual seasons.Bob Kuechenberg one of Hall of Fame’s biggest snubs - The PhinsiderIn Super Bowl VI, the Miami Dolphins lost to the Dallas Cowboys in a game that featured Nick Buonuconti, Larry Csonka, Bob Griese, Jim Langer, Larry Little, and Paul Warfield, all future Hall of...NFL Free Agents 2019: Miami Dolphins center Travis Swanson - Retain, tag, or walk? - The PhinsiderA look at Miami Dolphins center Travis Swanson ahead of free agency.
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