The first team offense only scored three points in six possessions against the Dallas Cowboys. Some possessions died on bad luck turnovers while others stalled. With that in mind, Joe Philbin is putting the pressure on the offense to get it together and score more points while also playing faster.
“Our offensive first group has to score more points,” he said. “We [Philbin and Lazor] talked on the sidelines a couple times that we thought we could have been pushing the pace a little faster [Saturday]. It’s something that has to get a little quicker.”
Players agree with that sentiment from Philbin.
"You feel like you’re going fast,” Wallace said, “and then you realize you aren’t going that fast, and by that time, it’s time to come out. [But] we will play faster once the season starts, when we have a concrete game plan. We will definitely be playing faster in a week and a half.”
Quarterback Matt Moore said the offense is “definitely not as fast as [Philadelphia] was doing it. When [Lazor] sees he’s ready to use [high-tempo offense], he will.”
And Lamar Miller said “we have to get in good condition so tempo can be much faster.”
In my opinion, I don’t think the Dolphins showed all their cards in the preseason, especially when they know they are going up against a mastermind like Bill Belichick. I expect to see plenty of new wrinkles come week one and expect the offense to take many by surprise when they hit the field.