The Dolphins had some lulls in their offense against the Giants. They started slow, they couldn’t run the ball at all, and things were simply difficult at times. But when the Dolphins put it together as they did at the end of the first half, they were sharp. And when they got into the red zone, they scored touchdowns. In the last three games, the Dolphins rank 8th in red zone touchdown scoring TDs 70% of the time.
I think a lot of that is due to Tua Tagovailoa being so damn accurate with the football. We know he isn’t going to throw rockets at guys. We know this. What he is going to do is put the ball exactly where it needs to be, where only his guy can get their mitts on it. That’s very important when the field gets a bit smaller when you get to the red zone.
I also think the trio of coordinators gets a bit more creative with their play calling. Like the touchdown to Isaiah Ford, that was a play-action that they didn’t run anywhere else on the field except in the red zone. It was a beautiful fake by Tua that got him out on the perimeter where he could throw a strike to Ford who was hanging out by the pylon.
Even the wildcat is starting to grow on me a bit. Miami can’t generate a power running game. So bringing in the extra blocker to try and get a push makes sense. I think they eventually have to do something off of it such as have Gaskin throw it once or something different to keep teams slightly honest.
Miami getting touchdowns instead of FGs will put more pressure on these pedestrian offenses they play. Keep being creative and let Tua show off his “superpowers.”