The Miami Dolphins have zero issues abandoning the run.
I could have used a few more run calls. A couple of more could have been called. Far be it from me to call out Mike McDaniel but even he said yesterday that he messed up.
McDaniel also said after the game that he needs to be better. I like that.
But it appears that McDaniel is comfortable with abandoning the running game. Was the running game getting a lot done? No, it wasn’t though that garbage holding call they called on Robert Hunt that took away a 20-yard run from Mostert was an important moment.
I just think there was room for a few more runs. Yes, there were receivers open all the time and Tua missed them so I can see McDaniel’s point to keep passing.
I just keep thinking about that 3rd and 2 late in the 4th. around the 49ers 30. Tua drops back and the ball gets batted down. 4th down and Tua tries going to Mike Gesicki, who I had no idea made the trip until that play, and the ball wasn’t caught.
It’s easy to play the results, but I like a run in that spot on 3rd and 2 knowing full well you throw for it on 4th down. I bet on the All-22 film we’ll see that a guy was wide open over the middle on that 3rd down. I still would like a run there.
I also would have liked Jeff Wilson Jr. to get more than one carry. What’s the point of bringing him in if one carry in big games is all he’s going to get?
The theme of the whole game is to clean up errors. This could be one of those errors.