Myles Gaskin didn’t get the start. Malcolm Brown did which rose my poor man’s people’s eyebrow. It wasn’t really a huge deal because Gaskin was still used the most of any running back with 13 carries for 65 yards with three catches for 9.
What was very curious to me was why wasn’t Salvon Ahmed used at all? He didn’t record a carry or a catch. In fact, I’m not even sure if he was on the field for a single play. He dressed because I saw him standing on the sideline, but I don’t recall him being on the field at all.
But why? Why is a guy who is as fast as Ahmed not on the field being put in a position to get the ball in space? Is it because the Dolphin’s coaches think he’s a liability as a blocker? If that’s the case, that’s something I can buy. But in his 23 snaps from last week, I don’t recall him being awful or anything like that.
Ahmed is very shifty in space and has very good hands as a receiving threat. The Dolphins made sure they threw the ball short pretty much all day against the Raiders so you’d think that Ahmed’s abilities would have been something to use to your advantage. But naw, why do that? Why do that when you can just have Brissett scramble around and throw at guy’s feet when he gets in trouble?
I just think Ahmed and Gaskin for that matter could have been more involved in the passing game especially when the offensive staff had less than zero percent confidence in the offensive line to give Brissett enough time to throw downfield. It just doesn’t make sense to me.