The Miami Dolphins’ offensive line put forth a gross performance last week in terms of creating running lanes. Obviously, that needs to improve.
I feel you had to think this was going to be mentioned. The offensive line being non-existent in the running game last week was just about the #1 thing we as Miami Dolphin fans had a gripe about from last week’s game. It was just about the #1 thing we lost our minds about last year as well.
Besides Myles Gaskin having a 20-yard run, the Miami Dolphin running backs had four yards on 10 carries. Believe it or not, that’s not good and it’s why I and everyone else will be focusing in on the trenches to see if there is an improvement from last week.
I hope Connor Williams plays. The reports from Barry Jackson are that he is consistently snapping the ball high to Tua. Full disclosure: Tua isn’t very tall. But it isn’t an excuse. Connor Williams has to figure it out or I don’t know maybe put him back to guard where he was really good at and let Michael Dieter be the center. McDaniel better be ready to rip that band-aid off quickly if it’s not working out.
I don’t think we’ll see Terron Armstead out there so it’s quite possibly going to be the Larnel Coleman show at left tackle again. Coleman had a rough outing last week. He got manhandled a few times. It was sad to watch.
The Miami Dolphins are still in search of who is going to be that swing tackle. It won’t be Deiter but could it be Greg Little, Larnel Coleman, or someone else? I don’t know the answer but they need to figure out that answer really fast.
I imagine Chase Edmonds will play so that should help the running game overall.