Where Did The Dolphins Run Game Go?
Everything imaginable worked against Miamis run game against Cleveland. The Dolphins gave up penetration, lost the battle at the point of attack, made poor decisions on where to run, missed blocks and eventually gave up on the run game.
Now, part of the reason they gave up on the run was because Cleveland was in a base 34 Defense the entire day, opening up the passing game for Tannehill. Today lets take a look at why they couldnt run the football though.
While I want to focus on a couple of things, there will be one constant throughout: nobody wants to block #52! The Dolphins failed to get a hat on DQwell Jackson consistently and it hurt them on almost all of the following examples.
I also just want to say that Im not a coach, nor do I know the playcalls. When I state Miller should have done this or that, its my viewpoint. Right or wrong, its just what my eyes are seeing.
Lets first focus on Lamar Miller. The Dolphins second year back has tremendous physical tools and I thought a year ago displayed good vision and toughness running the football. Not in this game.
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