Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
After Bill Lazor was hired as the offensive coordinator, a lot of people began to talk about how the Miami Dolphins would now run a fast paced offense with lots of no-huddle. Three weeks into the season though, we haven’t seen much of it, despite the fact that the offense has moved the ball quite well when utilizing it. Joe Philbin explained why they haven’t used it as much.
“We did some in the New England game and it was effective there. As I’ve said before, we haven’t been very good at third down the last couple of weeks and so sometimes the way we want to do it is, once we get to third down and get to a new set of third downs, we like to sometimes get into the no-huddle at that point in time. We just haven’t had great rhythm to do that. We did have a productive two-minute drive, but that was seven passes in a row. We don’t necessarily want to chuck it every single play. I think it was actually after the big return by Jarvis Landry, we did a couple there. (It) didn’t work too well.”
A fast-paced offense can be both a blessing and a curse. If a team goes three and out too quickly, they put their defense on the field in a very tough spot. If a team can keep on racking up the first downs, it’s obviously going to be a good thing for the offense. In my opinion, the reward outweighs the risk and I hope the coaching staff starts to use it on a more consistent basis.