Yes, I said there were three reasons that stuck out why the Miami Dolphins failed this year but it would be amiss to not mention the offensive line play. If nothing else, they were consistent at being bad.
There wasn’t much that the Dolphins could have done because they set themselves up from the start. Bad free agency decisions that included the trade of Ereck Flowers, the signing and release of Matt Skura and a couple of other offensive lineman that were released and then started on other teams.
Miami instead, tried to wing it with Jesse Davis at right tackle all season. They went through several centers instead of drafting a top prospect, several who found success in their rookie seasons. Miami opted instead to draft a TE that spent most of the season inactive.
If there was any success along the offensive line, it was Robert Hunt who shined, Michael Dieter showed he might have value to the team and they played better with him at center, Austin Jackson who failed as a tackle looked much better as a guard, and there is still hope for Liam Eichenberg who had some decent moments as well.
Overall, the Dolphins offensive line was not good, not even for an entire game. They had good series but could not consistently deliver in pass or run protection and those problems created many other problems.