Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The goal for the Dolphins in tonight's preseason game is simple - score. With the team learning a new offense under offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, they hope to get out to a fast start and score as much as possible while leaving very few mistakes on the field, if any at all.
“That’s our whole goal as an offense. If we’re out on the field, we want to score points. It’s live football. It’s a preseason game and, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter, but it matters to us. What we put on tape, what we go out there and show, that represents what kind of team we are and who we are as players, so we want to play well," quarterback Ryan Tannehill said."
What you see tonight is most likely what you will see throughout the regular season. While the Dolphins wont' bring out all the bells and whistles, their fundamental system will be on display.
“I can tell you that we’re certainly not going to create a new offense to send our future opponents down the wrong road,” head coach Joe Philbin said. “We’ve had these guys in the building since April 21, and we’ve been installing pieces of the offense really since that day. Then we’ve redone [the offense] a couple of times in the OTAs and now in training camp. So we are going to do what we do. That’s our system. That’s who we are. I think you have to be certainly cognizant of your tendencies, but I also believe it’s probably good to have a couple of tendencies.”