Miami Dolphins must be prepared for Bill Belichick game plan

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The Miami Dolphins need to be ready to run the ball with consistency and conviction because New England may force them to beat them by running the ball.

It starts with Belichick’s game planning. For my money, he will try and force the Dolphins to beat him by running the ball against his much better defensive front than secondary.

Doing this will force McDaniel into a heavier running game and while that might be what McDaniel would love to run, it would set up New England better because they are strong up front. Forcing the Dolphins to run the ball would open up the passing game but that is why constant pressure on Tua is something I expect to see all game long.

I expect Belichick to blitz regularly and often with both pass blitzes and run blitzes in an effort to keep Miami’s offensive lineman confused while confusing Tua as well.

If Belichick can accomplish this, it will be a long day for McDaniel who has an offensive line that is still learning his system. Offensively, the offensive line is the biggest question mark and if New England owns the trenches, they can have better control over the Dolphins’ offense.