Although the Miami Dolphins were able to secure a win over the New England Patriots, the rushing game seemed to be missing. At the half the Dolphins had only rushed for 21 yards on 10 carries. Finishing the game with 65 yards total rushing, it’s clear that there is room for improvement. But the team is not worried.
“We’re one technique away and one hand placement away from busting a long one” said reserve Tackle Greg Little. ” I think we had a couple of miscues with communication…… I didn’t see some plays that I wish I would have told Connor. Or Connor didn’t see a play” expressed Robert Hunt.
For the game they had 65 yards on 23 carries, averaging 2.3 yards a carry. That was 28th out of the 32 teams. Left Tackle Terron Armstead expressed how the communication was key to the second half improvements.
Coach Mike Mcdaniel has had lots of success in the 49ers as they ranked seventh in the NFL last season averaging 127.4 yards per game. Last season the Dolphins ranked 30th overall in rushing.
With a new head coach, new offensive coordinator, new offense, two new running backs, and two new offensive linemen it’s going to take a few weeks to completely develop. Mcdaniel also looks to involve more than just his running backs in the rushing game as wide receivers Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, and Cedric Wilson Jr. will have a role in their rushing attack.
Miami will travel to Baltimore to take on an injured Ravens team, where they will try to kick start the running game everyone expects Coach Mcdaniel to be leading.
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