Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
In the first two weeks of the season, we’ve seen various miscues in the passing game. It could’ve been an overthrow, an underthrow, an inaccurate pass that resulted in a negative play or a missed opportunity, a receiver running the wrong route or anything else in regards to catching and throwing. In his press conference on Monday, Joe Philbin broke things down for us.
“In the passing game, there are a lot of factors that go into a good passing game as you know. As we watched the film, the film says that we’re not detailed enough in any one area. In other words, there were pictures on the tape where the depth wasn’t quite the right depth. The angle at the top of the route coming out and separating at the top wasn’t quite right. There were times where the location of the ball wasn’t quite what it needs to be. There were times when the protection forced the quarterback off of some open receivers and into other options.”
“So the answer is our passing game is not at the level it needs to be. Those are the facts, but it’s a unit issue. It’s not one player that is really causing all of the problems with the passing game. When I saw it three times, I thought I saw it the first time. I watched it myself last night. I watched it and talked about it with the whole staff. That’s what I see.”
The Dolphins have a good chance to get the passing game back on track against the Chiefs as they have a suspect secondary and one that has allowed 480 yards over two games.