In week 2 when the Dolphins played New England, a balanced game plan option went out the window once the Patriots got a lead. The Patriots lead forced the Dolphins to go to a pass heavy offense. The Dolphins used a lot of motion. Usually motion is used to gauge if the defense is in man or zone defense.
Gase used a lot of motion into bunched or stacked formations which usually included intricate traffic routes or rub routes, these routes work best against man formations. Gase also attacked the Patriots zone defense with twin slants on one side of the formation and a post on the other side of the formation.
It was obvious that Gase wanted to attack the outside of the Patriot defenses. This tells me two things; the Patriots defense is slow to get to the numbers and time was a factor. Gase attacked the outside with quick toss pick plays, flat routes, and flood concepts.
Double slant with PA
Picks quick outs
Pick play and flood concept
Traffic bunch routes
Motion to bunch traffic route pass
Motion to bunch formation run
This film review was done by Matthew Knowles and Daniel Gamboa.
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