-I believe we are seeing the emergence of
At age 23, Dareus is still a baby in the NFL. But he’s come a long way this season in terms of being physically ready to play. And he’s the beneficiary of some great mentoring from his teammates on the defensive line, especially
-Rookie CB Nickel Robey’s pick six on the third play of the game got everyone’s attention. But if you’ve been closely following the Bills this year, you already had to know that Robey is off to a great start.
Besides the interception return for the touchdown, Robey only allowed one pass completion out of his slot corner spot against Miami. That was a five yard Ryan Tannehill pass to Brandon Gibson.
Again, back to the PFF.com numbers—they say Robey has allowed just 0.54 yards per coverage for the snaps he’s taken in the slot corner spot, 2nd best in the NFL. And PFF says he hasn’t given up a touchdown yet—and opposing quarterbacks have a QB rating of 35.8 when they throw into Robey’s coverage. That’s the best in the NFL.
Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone says he has Robey in his sights as an undrafted rookie free agent after his Syracuse team went up against Robey’s USC Trojans in the Meadowlands last year.
“We knew a little bit more about him, having faced him in college, “ Marrone said Monday. The Head Coach says Robey is capable of making many more big plays. “When you start talking about that, it’s great, because you have someone that has very good instincts, someone that can make those plays. You’re looking for him to do that more often,” Marrone said.
-It’s apparent when you sit in the radio booth at Sun Life Stadium that the Miami Dolphins have some work to do rebuilding their fan base. On an uncomfortably hot, mostly sunny Sunday, the stadium was never more than two-thirds full, despite the fact that the team announced a sellout with 60,592 fans. There’s very little noise or passion in the stadium and the fans come and go whenever they please, without much regard to the action on the field.With a three game losing streak, and a visit to New England up next Sunday, the Dolphins may have to wait a while before their fans get excited again (if they ever do).