If Myles Gaskin was one of the top receivers on the Dolphins roster then you would think that his contributions in the running game would make a difference. He rushed for 612 yards in 10 games, that is actually impressive given the line play and missing seven games. Consistency was and remains the biggest problem.
Miami’s lack of a consistent rushing attack does not do Tagovailoa any favors. Defenses were able to take away much of Miami’s passing attack and yet when Tagovailoa was playing well, it didn’t matter what the defenses did. A running game would take the stacked coverages away.
Miami’s rushing game hasn’t been good since Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams ran the ball and the Dolphins have been on binge of drafting runners on day three of the draft in a “plug and play” system. They have consistently passed on top RB talent in the draft. While they have had marginal success with players like Lamar Miller, Gaskin, and some others, these backs typically don’t last long and don’t make major impacts for more than a season at best.