That offensive line did a wonderful job of finally, opening up holes for the running backs on Sunday. It was mainly Duke Johnson who was benefiting from the solid work from the line. Duke was also doing stuff that no other Dolphin’s running back has done in years and that was break tackles. In fact, Duke broke only 10 fewer tackles on Sunday alone with eight than Myles Gaskin has broken all year with 18. Keep feeding the ball to Duke Johnson.
But don’t forget about Myles Gaskin and Phillip Lindsay who is off the Covid-list. Would I be surprised if Duke Johnson put up an eight carry 33 yards game? Not at all. Would I be surprised if Gaskin or Lindsay had a 60+ yard game and looked the best? No, I wouldn’t. Duke will start the game but whoever has the hot hand will be the one you see the most in the second half.
Whoever it is needs to keep this offense on schedule and to acquire as many first downs as possible. When it’s 2nd and two, the back needs to get three to four. When it’s 3rd and one, and Brissett is in the game because we know he will be they have to get that yard. Has to happen no questions asked. The running backs need to get the Dolphins into the RedZone because the Dolphins are money there. The Dolphins rank as the 7th best team in the RedZone converting drives into TDs 63% of the time. Over the last three games, the Dolphins rank 3rd in that department. I think the equation first downs + RedZone = touchdowns is some math all of us can embrace.