I honestly can’t tell you the last time the 2021 Miami Dolphins ran anything that would be constituted as a trick play. To this squad, a pass play 25 yards downfield would be considered thinking outside the box.
This team hasn’t run a flea-flicker, double pass, or even reverse/jet to Waddle, you know something that he would be really good at because of that speed you’d never know he possessed.
Remember all that motion we were told that all the offensive coordinators said we were going to be using? Yeah, we barely do any of that.
Man alive, even the running game, which I’m not terribly surprised about, is the most basic approach to running the ball since the 40s. Every run is Gaskin up the middle on an inside zone that goes nowhere. Yes, this is due to the offensive line not being very good and Gaskin not being a #1 running back. But the design, which can be changed, is also to blame. I don’t try something on the outside once in a while.
We all know the passing game needs to go downfield more. We also know that the repugnant offensive line is largely responsible for not allowing that to happen. Perhaps have more max protects. Do something that challenges defenses because if you think you’re going to hold Baltimore to only around 16-19 points, then you’re going to lose. The Ravens will get theirs meaning the offense is going to have to keep up/ Trotting the same tired offense with no new wrinkles or new personal will surely make it another clubbing by the Ravens.
I don’t have the best track record here so I’m going to reverse psychology this hoping that the outcome will be the one I really want. I have the Ravens winning 35-20. Hopefully, the Dolphins will defy me and will actually be able to HANG with Baltimore.
Also, I will be attending the game tomorrow. I really can’t wait. I figured when I got the tickets in May that this game was really going to mean something. Now the team is potentially holding out their #5 overall quarterback for possible shady reasons. Real fun stuff. I’ll, naturally, be wearing a Rob Konrad jersey. I know there will be many of those around but I’ll be the ̶s̶h̶o̶r̶t̶ ̶ powerful, low center of gravity gentleman wearing the Konrad jersey. Hope to see and hear from some of you down there.