The Dolphin’s offensive line has been playing better as of late. No doubt about it. But let’s not act like the bar was very high for them to improve. Having a pulse would be better than how they were performing a few weeks ago.
They will have their hands full with Cameron Jordan and Marcus Davenport, the Saints’ defensive ends. Jordan and Davenport cause all types of havoc and based on how they manhandled the Buccaneers on Sunday night, you can tell they know it’s that time of the season where they have to be elite if they want their team in the playoffs. The Dolphin’s offensive line is going to have to match that attitude and intensity.
I don’t know if this going to mean bringing in another lineman like Robert Jones, or keeping a tight end in more often. But I highly doubt Jesse Davis and Liam Eichenberg are going to handle these guys 1 on 1 to often. Jesse Davis can barely handle a JV player in front of him so having a plan to help him needs to be something the Dolphins to create.
Not getting Tua killed should be the chief priority for the team this week. We saw how the Giants and Jets are taking away the first read on the RPO and forcing Tua to adjust and find a different receiver. He needs the time to do that or else it’s going to be a long day. Get a plan in place and rep the hell out of it.