I don’t think I’m being greedy asking for only one hole for a running back to be created by the offensive line whose job is to do that.
The Miami Dolphins’ running game has produced a grand total of 86 rushing yards on 32 carries which comes out to be a whopping 2.6 yards per rush. This is to say that the running game for the Miami Dolphins has been a form of disgusting that makes me feel very bad. Oh, and 25 of those 86 yards were done by the Skylark, Skylar Thompson. Let that all sink in.
The main reason why the running game looks as inept as last year’s running game is that the offensive line blocking has been the equivalent of Batman trying to punch out Bane in their first fight in The Dark Knight Rises.
I’m not exaggerating that if the US. The government still needs new torture techniques that showing “subjects” the Miami Dolphins trying to block for a running back would yield every secret that individual had because it’s very painful to watch.
These guys are getting zero push and are gaining zero ground to the second level. Believe it or not, these are things that are pretty important in run-blocking.
The opposing defensive line is coming across the faces of the offensive line and is getting under them at a frantic pace firing them in the backfield in the process.
The worst part about the whole thing is that we’ve seen four of the five starting linemen play in the preseason and they still haven’t been able to get anything going. The only guy we haven’t seen is Terron Armstead and even though he’s by far the best player on the line, it doesn’t mean that the other guys should be performing as badly as they are.
So I’m looking for one, count it, one offensive running play where the offensive linemen come together to create a running lane for the running back. I want only one running play where everyone is on the same page and the Miami Dolphins get like six yards on the play. I really don’t think that’s a lot to ask.