Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The Miami Dolphins offense was supposed to be innovative, creative, fast-paced and one that was explosive. Three games in, we haven’t seen much of that and the past two weeks, the offense has failed to make any noise throughout the game. Following Sunday’s game, Joe Philbin talked about how the offense needed to produce more.
“What I saw today was, I didn’t think we protected the quarterback very well, number one. We had tipped passes, I believe it was four sacks, if I’m not mistaken, that’s not a good start in the passing game. I thought we didn’t catch the ball extremely well. I know in the first half we had a minimum three drops, I think. I think the long touchdown drive was 19 yards, maybe. You’ve got to do better than that on offense. You have to. You can’t expect to win a lot of games if your longest touchdown drive is 19 yards.”
It was suggested to Philbin by one of the reporters in the room that they should try to move Ryan Tannehill around more to compensate for the lack of protection he’s been getting the past two games.
“We did a little. We tried a couple of them. But again, that’s kind of [those] complimentary plays. They play 3-4 and they have those wide edges and LB Tamba Hali and LB [Justin] Houston sometimes…and sometimes it’s tough to get outside.”
In the end though, Philbin knows it starts with him and has vowed to look at everything and see how the Dolphins can improve moving forward.
“We have to look at everything we’re doing. We’re going to take a look at the film. Every week we decide who the best 46 guys are who give us the best chance to win, and who’s going to play, and we wait through the whole week of practice. Again, I’m not committing to anything. We’ll do whatever we have to do get better.”