Sean McDermott, head coach, Buffalo Payments: After a record-breaking 70-point efficiency every week in the past, it seemed just like the Miami Dolphins offense merely couldn’t be stopped. That was till McDermott, who can be calling defensive performs with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on a one-year sabbatical, supplied a blueprint for the right way to decelerate the high-octane Dolphins.
The 20 factors Miami scored have been its fewest this season. Though they totaled 393 yards of whole offense, the Dolphins went 3-for-10 on third down, 0-for-3 on fourth down and turned the ball over twice. Tua Tagovailoa was pressured extra on Sunday than in some other recreation in 2023 (he was sacked 4 occasions) and each Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle by no means had a reception longer than 20 yards.
Nick Caserio, GM, Houston Texans: Many assumed C.J. Stroud was Houston’s comfort prize after lacking out on Bryce Younger with the No. 2 general decide in April. However 4 video games into 2023, Stroud not solely seems to be the higher choice between the 2, however Caserio seems to be like a genius for drafting him.
Stroud, who’s on tempo for an all-time rookie season following Sunday’s 30-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns – his third straight recreation with 280 or extra passing yards and a number of touchdowns. His 1,212 passing yards are the second-most by a QB’s first 4 begins and his 4 video games with out an interception is the third-longest streak to start a profession. Caserio may need himself a franchise signal-caller for the following decade-plus.
Brock Purdy, QB, San Francisco 49ers: The extra individuals doubt Purdy, the extra he proves them flawed. The second-year quarterback accomplished 20-of-21 passes for 281 yards and a landing towards the Arizona Cardinals. His 95.2 completion proportion is a brand new 49ers single-game document and he’s now third within the NFL in completion proportion (72.3).
Purdy can be one in all simply three QBs to start out each recreation and never throw an interception this season and he’s recorded a passer ranking of 111.3 in three of his 4 begins. The 23-year-old is now 12-0 in video games he begins and finishes. It seems the 49ers made the precise name preserving Purdy and shifting on from Trey Lance.
Les Snead, GM, Los Angeles Rams: When the Rams took receiver Puka Nacua within the fifth spherical out of BYU in April, it was one of many extra quiet Day 3 alternatives of the 2023 draft. However 4 video games into his rookie 12 months, Nacua is mowing down rookie receiving data throughout the NFL, not simply in L.A..
Nacua surpassed each of Anquan Boldin’s rookie data for many receptions (39) and receiving yards (501) by his first 4 video games. The 22-year-old rookie hauled in 9 of his 10 targets for 163 yards and his first profession landing – a 22-yard recreation winner in time beyond regulation that sealed the Rams 29-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts – on Sunday. He was given the sport ball within the locker room by head coach Sean McVay following the victory.