The Miami Dolphins defense made a big change in the way the played. An impromptu defensive meeting led to wholesale changes. Miami’s defense played much better and developed into a top NFL defensive unit. The same can’t be said about the offense.
In the Dolphins first eight games of the year, the offense managed to produce 17, 0, 28, 17, 17, 20, 28, and 11 points. That isn’t much and far from winning football. They lost all but the first game of the season.
Starting in week 9 against the Texans, the Dolphins offense produced, 17, 22, 24, 33, 20, 31, 20, and 3 points. While the Dolphins won all of those games, sans the last one, the best they could produce were two 30 point plus games. In reality, little changed from the first eight games to the next eight games in terms of point production.
Miami’s defense kept the Dolphins in games this year and it was set up to allow the offense to simply not make mistakes. Score just enough to win. It didn’t quite work out.
Miami’s lack of offensive vision, lack of a quality playbook, lack of offensive creativity set this team up to lose from the start. It all crashed back down to Earth against the Titans.