Warren Sharp breaks down some of the notable Week 8 games from an analytics and betting perspective. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
Because Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino was immediately elite from the start, and because Justin Herbert (the quarterback drafted immediately after Tua Tagovailoa) has been very good (12 touchdown passes, three interceptions), you might get discouraged if Tagovailoa’s first NFL start on Sunday — or if some of his first few starts — aren’t spectacular. Some advice: Don’t be!
Perry, who has started one game as the Dolphins nickel cornerback this season, also serves as one of Miami’s top special teams performers. He’s been paired with receiver Mack Hollins as the team’s gunners on the punt coverage unit. The pair’s effectiveness getting down the field to cover punts is one of the reasons Miami has one of the NFL’s top performing special teams units.