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Atlanta (17) vs. Miami (20)
This Steve Sarkisian thing isn't working. He apparently thought it would be some next-level three-dimensional chess to use Julio Jones as a decoy or/and hook-route specialist after stating an intention to get him the ball more this offseason, or perhaps he's simply found it difficult to get the ball to the most talented receiver in the game. Either explanation points at a person overmatched by the responsibilities of coordinating an offense. If necessary, Jones should be in motion on almost every play to create openings like Pittsburgh does with Antonio Brown. Until then, Austin Hooper and, once back from injury, Mohamed Sanu stand to benefit from unearned targets.
While the Miami offensive line did a better job of creating room for Jay Ajayi in the ground game, Ajayi deserves a lot of credit for creating yardage after contact. That he dropped two of his targets in the passing game doesn't bode well for his chances of adding receiving production, though. I don't understand it – he was a very good pass catcher at Boise State. Miami should move Jakeem Grant to RB and use him like the Bears do Tarik Cohen.
There is no way Jay Cutler is as good as Matt Moore. Zero percent chance. Although Cutler's superior arm strength was cited as a cure for the fears that Moore would reduce the offense to a dink-and-dunk spectacle, I can't remember a time I've seen a quarterback as dink-and-dunk as Cutler