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Mark Gaughan's Play to Watch: Dolphins 3-level flood

Miami's 3-level flood pattern

Coach Adam Gase's Miami offense is good at attacking zone defenses with three-level flood patterns, both to the sidelines and on crossers over the middle. This was a first-down pass for 19 yards against a Carolina three-deep zone defense in Week 10. DeVante Parker (11) cleared out deep. Kenny Stills ran a short out. Jarvis Landry (14) ran to the intermediate hole in the zone along the sideline and caught the pass.

The safety needs to get a deep drop to make the throw difficult for Jay Cutler (6). Carolina often stays with three linebackers against three-receiver sets. Most teams, including the Bills, will bring on the nickel cornerback.

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