The title question may seem simple about coming up with a game plan however there might be intangibles preventing any simplicities that will be covered here.
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New head coach Adam Gase has had similar aspects to how he runs an offense. That is up until now, welcome to the Miami Dolphins Adam Gase. Some of these aspects are all around running backs that can block, run and catch. A tight ends room that can pretty much follow suite. Up until this point we have not seen very much of this throughout training camp practices and in the preseason games.
This is not to say all hope is lost because these aspects are lacking as we did see some improvement with wheel routes to the running backs last game and word from this week (and last weeks) practices are that improvement in the tight ends room is on display.
Strength Vs Weakness
Sea. Quarterbacks ranked 4th – Mia. Quarterbacks ranked 21st
Sea. Running backs: 13th – Mia. Running backs: 30th
Sea. Receiving corps: Fifth – Mia. Receiving corps: 25th
Sea. Offensive line: 32nd – Mia. Offensive line: 19th
Sea. Front-seven: Second – Mia. Front-seven: 22nd
Sea.Secondary: Fourth – Mia Secondary: 18th
Whether you agree with them or not these are the stats and as you can see not only are the Seahawks in single digits in all but two categories they are top five in all of them.
Were the Seahawks are in or near the poor side of things is the running game and their offensive line. They no longer have Marshawn Lynch and will be relying on Christine Michael and Thomas Rawls. A plan of attack could be to stop the run and apply pressure on the Seahawks offensive line.
As for the Dolphins strengths let me first point out that this stat-line is two months old and Arian Foster doesn’t seem to be accounted for. It seems odd that the overall strength is the cornerback room when we have seen them get toasted Vs the best WR’s this preseason and even the backups for that matter.
The title question of this article is not so much posed as having an answer or even an attempt at crawling into the mind of Gase but to show how gargantuan the task is. You have key players that are coming off of injuries late (Drake and Howard) furthermore two key parts of the game, running the ball and stopping the run have been lacking for the most part. So what would you do?
What we have seen is passing, even “dink and dunk” play by killing them by a million paper cuts (eat your heart out Alex Smith) with some up tempo offense as well. More of the same can be coming, but you have to think that an expansion overall is part of the game plan.
Looking at the size of the units might show some insight: Six wide receivers (however might be insurance Vs Parker’s injuries). Five running backs (however Pead is injured) and three quarterbacks, really don’t know what to make of this last one as Brandon Doughty looks like nothing more than a project at this point.
Churning over the bottom of the roster was expected but outside of WR Justin Hunter there have been nothing reported of note. That is not to say claims might not have been put in as the Dolphins are eight in the pecking order for players off the waivers.
Here is some WR news DeVante Parker was seen jogging at today’s practice. (click link below to see video)
A win would be of epic proportion. Game planing must be a monumental exercise.