Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
It's not often that you see a team prepare for an opponent in preseason but the Dolphins aren't like every other team in the NFL. They planned for the game against the Atlanta Falcons and they've done the same with the Buccaneers.
"We devoted a lot of time in the practice today to Tampa Bay and our preparation for the game," Philbin said. "The first three practices of the week were really focused on our own improvement, our own football team. But, we’ve got our game plan in and guys are excited about playing. They’re a good football team. They played well the other night. Their defense looked extremely good and we’re going to have to play well in Tampa."
Philbin is looking for more consistency tackling and more production from the offense as well.
"Offensively, it’s really consistency," Philbin said. "Again, our first group only had one drive and it was a good drive. But they didn’t play a ton of football. So we’re going to get them on the field a little bit more and we’re looking to see consistent production out of our offense. Obviously, we sputtered after that. We only scored, what three points the rest of the game. So we’ve got to be more productive and have more explosive plays on offense."
Although it's preseason, there are still plenty of things to look forward to in Saturday's game. Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline will be playing so we will be able to see the new offense in just about full-stride. In addition, it's a great time to watch the backups make a case to either jump into the starting lineup or make the final roster cuts. The Dolphins will play the Buccaneers on Saturday at 7:30 PM in Tampa Bay.