The guy who kept the Dolphin’s offense afloat, besides a gutsy performance by Jacoby Brissett, was Myles Gaskin. Who knew the guy that most of us knew was a pretty good football player, who can make something out of nothing, which is important with this type of team, can be useful if you actually look to get him the ball.
You can make the argument that many of Gaskin’s 10 grabs for 74 yards and two TDs, was because Brissett had to get the ball to him due to the offensive line not being able to block for 1.5 seconds. I would and will say that part of the offensive game plan was to make sure that Gaskin got the ball checked down to him because the Bucs were expecting the Dolphins to throw deep to Waddle. Not sure if that’s accurate but it’s what I feel at this moment.
Gaskin got put in the doghouse the last few weeks, reportedly, due to not being able to pass block. As much as I appreciate that, I with more energy loathe that type of mentality.
Yes, it’s important to be able to pass block if you’re a running back. That can never be refuted. But taking a guy out of your lineup, completely, like Flores did last week because he missed a few blocks when that player is as electric as a runner and even more so as a pass-catcher as Gaskin is dare I say is a bit Belichick like? I get that type of feeling with this move and others.
Well, Gaskin was the lone bright spot, besides Brissett, as a player on the offense that can get stuff done when you actually make it a point to get him the ball. I don’t know, maybe look to get Gaskin the ball some more if you can get over the reality that he might miss a block just like the five guys whose job it is to block do the same thing.