Miami Dolphins: 10 observations from win over Browns
4. It was good to see Tua spreading the love
Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill have been hogging all of the receiving stats in 2022, and it has helped them break records individually and as a duo. But things changed Sunday, as Tua Tagovailoa was able to get nearly all of his pass catchers involved.
Tagovailoa was able to find eight different receivers against the Browns, easily his highest mark of the season, and the stat sheet reads rather evenly. No one had more than five catches, and four different receivers finishes with four grabs. No one had more than 66 yards, and 7 players finished with more than 22.
We should be seeing more of Waddle and Hill as Tagovailoa leans on them late in the season, but seeing the distribution was nice for once.
5. Hello, Trent Sherfield
Speaking of “other” wide receivers, the game against the Browns was Trent Sherfield’s coming out party.
After being one of the players on the bubble during camp cuts, Sherfield has slowly become Miami’s third wide receiver. He bolstered his case on Sunday, catching 4 balls for 63 yards, the second-highest total on the team. He showed grit and determination on his touches, breaking tackles and fighting for extra yardage, which reminded some of us of a former Dolphins receiver that used to wear number 14.
If Sherfield is able to continue his upward progression, then Miami’s high-powered offense could become that much more dangerous.