Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
In 2013, the Miami Dolphins had one of the worst offensive lines not only in team history, but in NFL history as well. Their main focus this offseason was to upgrade the line with an emphasis on pass blocking. While that was done, offensive line coach John Benton believes that this group can also excel in run blocking.
“We’re doing some good things in protection as a group,” he told the Miami Herald. “It’s something I’ve really tried to push, that as a group, we can be a lot better than we can be as individuals. It’s very true on the offensive line. I think we’ll hold up well. I expect us to. We’ll be disappointed if we don’t. I think we’ve got very good matchups on the edge with both tackles and we can grind it out inside. We’ve got five NFL caliber players and that’s what’s expected of them.”
“Potentially, we can be very good [at run blocking],” he said. “We’re a work in progress right now. With the scheme, with the techniques and as much as anything, putting five new guys together, there is so much feel, and how I’m working with this guy and that guy. That should develop fairly quickly. That’s one of the biggest question marks in my mind.”