Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
We’ve all seen the slow starts from the Miami Dolphins in the past three games. In fact, it’s been a common theme throughout Joe Philbin’s tenure here in Miami. On Sunday after the game, Philbin couldn’t provide a clear answer as to why they are once again starting out slow in the first half. On Monday though, he offered a few ideas, which were simple and to the point.
“From an offensive perspective, more points. I think we had three drops in the first half yesterday. We had a couple of sacks. We had a penalty or two. Some of those things I think initially are going to be a big help in terms of getting more first downs, getting into scoring position and scoring more points. We missed a field goal. We didn’t play well on offense in the first half. We had some yards and moved the ball, but we didn’t have points.”
Philbin also admitted that some of it has to do with the coaching staff and how they prepare the team to come out each week of the season.
“It’s always a ‘we’ proposition. It’s always part coaching and part playing. I don’t think since I’ve been around (that) it’s ever one particular thing. We certainly have to play better. We’ve got to get more points on the board in the first half, without a doubt.”
The Dolphins appeared to be off to a fast start on Sunday when Jarvis Landry returned the kick for 40 yards out of the endzone but the offense stalled shortly after. We’ll see what happens against the Oakland Raiders.