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Tuesday’s Miami Dolphins notebook: McDaniel and Tua odds, defense, and more

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The Miami Dolphins’ thrilling 42-38 win at Baltimore in Week 2 not only earned the team some national respect, but also propelled Tua Tagovailoa and Mike McDaniel to betting favorites for NFL awards. .

McDaniel actually became the favorite to be named NFL Coach of the Year, according to BetOnline (www.betonline.ag), going from 15/2 after Week 1 to his current odds at 4/1. Nick Siranni of the Philadelphia Eagles is the second seed at 5/1.

As for regular season MVP, Tagovailoa is now tied for sixth at 16/1, up from 40/1 after Week 1. He’s tied, ironically enough, with Tom Brady. The MVP favorite remains Josh Allen at 13/4, called. by Patrick Mahomes at 17/4, Lamar Jackson at 9/1, Justin Herbert at 8/1 and Jalen Hurts at 11/1.

For NFL Defensive Player of the Year, CB Xavien Howard is tied for 31st at 75/1, the same odds Raheem Mostert has for Returning Player of the Year, where he’s tied for 22nd. rank.

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STANDING ON ITS GROUNDS

While Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle stole the show in the win at Baltimore, the role the run defense played shouldn’t be overlooked.

Yes, the Dolphins gave up a 79-yard touchdown run to Lamar Jackson that made it 35-14 late in the third quarter, but they were also important in short-range situations time and time again.

Here’s an incredible stat that tells the story: The Ravens had 10 combined second-and-1, third-and-1, and fourth-and-1 in-game situations and only won first down three times.

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The highlights, of course, were the goal-line position that lasted the end of the first and the start of the second quarter after the Ravens had a first-and-goal from 1-and-four and a save in the fourth. . quarterback when Baltimore led 35-21.

Here’s another stat: In addition to Jackson’s 79-yard run, the Dolphins allowed less than 2 yards on six rushing attempts.

NOMINEES FOR THE SALLE DES DAUPHINS

Dolphins first-year wide receivers coach Wes Welker, whose NFL playing career began in Miami in 2004, was among 129 modern-era nominees for the announced Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023. tuesday.

Other nominees who spent part of their NFL career playing for the Dolphins included WR Irving Fryar, T Richmond Webb, LB Zach Thomas, P Matt Turk and CB Troy Vincent.

Thomas, of course, has been a finalist each of the past two years.

The list of Modern Era nominees will be narrowed down to 25 semi-finalists in November and, from there, to 15 finalists whose names will be announced in early January.

PLAYER COMMENTS

–Taking care of some bookkeeping business, WR River Cracraft and T Larnel Coleman both returned to the practice squad on Monday after being brought up for the game against Baltimore.

–The Dolphins’ active roster still stands at 52 players as no moves have been made since tackle Austin Jackson was placed on IR on Friday.

–The Dolphins’ next opponents, the Buffalo Bills, will be without backup tackle Bobby Hart for the game at Hard Rock Stadium after he was suspended Tuesday for an incident after the Bills’ 41-7 win over Tennessee when he kicked a punch on an opposing player, missed, and headbutted a Titans assistant coach instead.