September 16, 2020
By David Biggy
Capture AND Operate: Previous Southern Regional star Mike Gesicki tallied 3 catches Sept. 13 in the Dolphins opener. (File image courtesy Miami Dolphins)
Mike Gesicki caught a sport-profitable touchdown go versus the New England Patriots to conclude his second year in the NFL. On Sunday, next a tumultuous summer season of routines specified the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL season lastly received underway and Gesicki was on the discipline with his Miami teammates towards the similar crew they defeated to shut out 2019.
And even though the Dolphins have been a little bit lackluster on offence at Gillette Industry in Foxborough, Mass., through the 21-11 reduction, the previous Southern Regional star athlete was effective in his first video game of the period at tight conclude, snatching a trio of passes for 30 yards, which include a extensive grab of 18 yards.
Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick sent 30 passes and completed 20 to a variety of receivers – seven total – although intercepted three instances.
Gesicki did not see the ball come his way till late in the next quarter, when Fitzpatrick hit him with a pass on second-and-11 that went for 9 yards.
For the duration of the Dolphins’ opening possession of the third quarter, Fitzpatrick tried a third-down strike to Gesicki on a go deep to the left side, but it fell incomplete. With 3 seconds left in the quarter, Fitzpatrick tossed a 3-property pass to Gesicki around the center to put Miami on its have 42-property line. Throughout the exact drive, Fitzpatrick fired a completion to Gesicki, this time deep alongside the ideal aspect, that went for 18 yards, sticking the Dolphins on the Patriots’ 17. On to start with-and-target at the New England 6, Fitzpatrick tried using to hook up with Gesicki in excess of the center yet again but failed.
Late in the fourth quarter with Miami struggling with a third-and-6 from the Patriots’ 10-lawn line, Fitzpatrick threw a go into the close zone supposed for Gesicki, who hauled in 51 receptions with five touchdowns last time, but it was picked off.
Miami will engage in its very first household sport at Challenging Rock Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 20, versus the Buffalo Expenditures, a 27-17, initial-week winner about the New York Jets. —D.B.