The Miami Dolphins showed that they can be a balanced offense. Keep that same approach.
We finally saw Mike McDaniel make an adjustment. We finally saw Mike McDaniel get back to his roots of running the ball. Now, I wish that he did more of it, especially on 3rd and short, but I don’t want to dwell too much.
The Dolphins pounded the ball for a quarter and a half and the Bills’ stout defense, couldn’t do anything to stop it.
The Green Bay Packers rank 4th worst in run defense giving up 5 yards a carry. There is no good reason why McDaniel shouldn’t be majoring in the run game again, especially with Jeff Wilson Jr. looking like he’s coming back. Also, keep Salvon Ahmed in the game plan a bit as well. He showed he may have a little something to him this year.
Now, this doesn’t mean that Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle need to be treated like the wide receivers for the early 2000s Chiefs. Far from it. Of course they’re going to be involved. I’m just saying McDaniel doesn’t have to force-feed the ball to Hill all game. Spread the ball around, and run the ball, which in turn will loosen the very talented and stingy Packer pass defense.
Get Tua some easy ones early and maybe even throw a double move route at Green Bay once in a while. Everyone on Earth knows Miami wants to run quick outs to Hill in big-time short-yardage situations. It be cool if they leaned into that, maybe add in a pump fake, or use Tua’s elite eye manipulation and go backside to a streaking Mike Gesicki. Just saying.