After a decade of plodding, does the Dolphins offense finally have swagger?

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  1. MDFINFAN

    MDFINFAN Reach for the Stars Super Donator Donator

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    Maybe we have turned the page. Last year's offense was definitely more exciting to watch than previous years.


    http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article155505439.html
     
  2. Goin` Deep

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    Certainly on paper it looks like it's a better offense. Hopefully, they hit the ground running Wk 1 and don't look back. Would love to see Parker put up some big numbers and be that alpha receiver!
     
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    I read an article near the end of last year saying the Dolphins had the highest rate of big plays(20+ yds) in the league.
     
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    Time of possession and average points will be much improved this year...defense gets more rest and fewer reps....my opinion...no bloviating
     
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    justdon and coalesce like this.
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    gregorygrant83 A True Fan

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    Last season Miami had 8 different players that recorded a run or reception of 45 yards or more. It wasn't long ago that Miami as a team would seem lucky to have 4 or 5 long plays. Also 35 of the 192 receptions recorded by Landry, Parker and Stills went for 20 yards or more.
     
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    Just to play devils advocate

    this offense was 31st in total 1st downs
    31st in converting 3rd down
    LAST IN 10 OR MORE PLAY DRIVES
    27th in time of possession
    28th in 3 and out drives
    Last in the NFL in 4th down conversions with ZERO
    30th in drives that lasted 5 minutes or more
    Last in the NFL with offensive plays
    Last in the NFL in plays per drive

    With that said I believe this offense should be much better
    than the stats above have shown...at least I hope so
     
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    MDFINFAN Reach for the Stars Super Donator Donator

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    And with all this it was still an exciting O to watch because we didn't know when those explosive plays would happen. Kept you on your toes and clinch to the Coush...lol. I loved it.
     
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    Tannehill needs a tattoo and some piercings
     
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    Well damn, that's not good....at all :)
     
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    Offense should be better
     
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    Does the QB have a swagger?
     
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    I just saw the same thing on twitter. It was for passes over 20 yards and runs over 10 yards. We were #1. You can also look back over the first 5 or 6 weeks of the season and compare the offense to Tannehill's final 8 games. He had a 81 QB rating over the first 5 games and a 103 rating over the last 8. He had a big stink bomb against the Ravens(3 int's & 63 rating) but over those 8 games he threw 13 TD's and 5 int's. Over the first 5 weeks he threw 6 Td and 7 int's. The offense was definitely getting better and more efficient.

    We will start the season in better shape as we don't have to start out with Thomas & Turner as starters and by all signs, Parker will be better off (healthy) to start the season, no discipline issues for Ajayi, J. James has gotten the line technique down and with a small miracle we may have Pouncey back as well as an upgrade at a very important TE spot. Gase said he saw a light come on for Tannehill last year. Unfortunately it was in the same game where he got injured. He had just posted two 130 rated games as well as a 124 over the last 6 games. Improvement on that should be fun to watch.
     
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    If swagger gets us more than 22 points a game i'll be delighted otherwise swagger don't mean ****.
     
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    We averaged 25 ppg over the last 11 weeks. That would have ranked 10th in the NFL.
     
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    Yup we couldn't consistently stay on the field. Among the other improvements on the team the TE upgrades should help there. Especially first few games last year how many times did we see Cameron killing drives. Just hope that Thomas can get up to speed fast.
     
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    on the bright side, there's no way but up
     
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    Only problem that the offense has right now is the glaring hole in the middle of the line.
     
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    Thomas should help Tanny score TDs in redzone
     
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    I, for one, am choosing to be optimistic. IF the OL holds up, and I think they will, the offense could be very good. Lots of playmakers. I could be wrong, but I like our chances.
     
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    The guards should at worse be solid, as long as Pouncey is able to stay in the lineup with no problems.

    They are doing all they can to make sure Pouncey is healthy enough going into the season, and actually survive the entire year without any major set backs.

    This will be Pouncey's prove it year, if he can 't prove to the coaches he can stay relatively healthy the entire year, Miami will be in the market next year for a Center.
     
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    I think Miami will be looking to up grade our center next year. To many ???????
    I wish they would have picked up mangold for insurance.
     
  23. mwestberry

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    Well those are horrific stats...but just how close were we to 25th?or 20th?....point is there is usually a pretty slim margin in stats and rankings comparisons...I didn't take the time to analyze but if someone wants to cool...I believe we will improve our points per game closer to29...that in and of itself will improve allor most of those rankings...this offense with Gase as coach should prove to be very hard to defend consistently...improved line play will make the difference ....after that the second year in this offense for some and the improvement of our running game....Julius Thomas ....looks good to me....all of this coming together gives our defense, at the very least, fresher legs...
     
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    Iam very sorry they didn't pick up mangold.I think that would have been very good insurance.
     

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