Miami Dolphin’s OTAs: What To Expect

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New Offensive Scheme

Following the conclusion of the 2013 NFL season, the Dolphins decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, and in turn hired former Philadelphia Eagle’s quarterbacks coach, Bill Lazor.

Lazor, who is said to have inherited an up tempo style offense in his one year under the Eagle’s head coach Chip Kelly, is expected to incorporate the same offense here in Miami.

Throughout the past two seasons with Joe Philbin, we had seen glimpses of the Dolphins incorporating an up tempo offense through practices, and their feature in HBO Hard Knocks. However, we did not see Philbin implement this style as much as expected throughout the season.

One interesting aspect to look for throughout OTAs, training camp, and into the season, will be the Dolphins ability to balance the running game, and the passing game.  When Lazor was with Philadelphia last season, the Eagles had nearly a 50/50 throwing to running comparison.  An offense that ranked second in yards, and fourth overall in offensive points scored.  Meanwhile, the Dolphins finished 26th in the league in points scored, as the passing game accounted for 65% of the plays called.