The triumvirate of coordinators didn’t have a second act when the Titans made it a point to take away Tua’s greatest weapon that is Jaylen Waddle. Waddle had three catches for 47 yards but 45 of it was on one play. It was cool but who cares?
You’d like to think that all the coordinators would have a plan in place in case a team comes along and decides to have everyone else besides Jaylen Waddle beat them. Scheme open Parker and Gesicki more. There’s nothing wrong with that. Those guys can play but you wouldn’t have known it from Sunday.
Sure, you can say that this is actually another con against Tua. You can even say that the weather played a role in what happened offensively. But regardless of who the quarterback is, teams are going to load up on taking away Waddle.
While we’re talking about the offensive game plan, it was in fact raining hard for most of the game. So why oh why did the Dolphins decide that only running the ball 16 times was the way to go? Why did they decide that this was the game they were going to let Tua go downfield only for him to miss everyone all the time? And why when Duke Johnson is having success running the ball do you go away from him as if he has major koodies? I think Duke had one carry in the second half when the game was still in reach.
Nothing is more Dolphins than having a guy playing well or doing something good only to completely abandon him as if he rescued a POW instead of just taking pictures like Rambo once did. It’s that kind of nonsense that makes me have doubts about this coaching regime.
This season is almost over and then we won’t have Dolphin’s football for eight months. Free agency, the draft, and Summer will come and those will be fun. But this season had so much promise and truly feel that it’s one that should have been better for the Dolphins. They underachieved. You can’t lose to the Falcons and Jaguars. You simply can’t.
We won’t be in for a quiet ride I’m afraid. It’s the Dolphins so you know their name is going to be in the news often for one reason or another. I’m going to root for them to put one on the Patriots. But it will be a more reserved rooting.