The New England Patriots played their worst game of the season on Monday night, and the Miami Dolphins deserve credit for forcing the defending Super Bowl champions into it. But has the code finally been cracked on how to get the best of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady?
One Dolphins player seems to think so.
And that would be seldom seen or used tight end MarQueis Gray who told reporters after the game that he believes the Dolphins showed the rest of the NFL the blueprint for how to take down the 2017 Patriots.
“All three phases playing together,” Gray said. “Especially offense. We weren’t shooting ourselves in the foot like we’ve been doing all year. And defense doing a great job of attacking Brady, staying on him, frustrating him and it showed. Only one phase wasn’t going to win the game tonight. We put out a blueprint of what to do to stop them this year.”
The Dolphins certainly looked like the more prepared and more motivated team. They got consistent pressure on Brady and forced him into bad decisions all night. Brady didn’t look comfortable from the opening snap, and that had a lot to do with the coverages Miami drew up. The Dolphins were also outstanding in man-to-man coverage.
But let’s not forget that the Patriots were without Rob Gronkowski. And what is really worth noting when the Patriots arrive here this weekend.
Source: Palm Beach Post