- Dec 26, 2001
- Reaction score
According to QB Gus Frerotte, the DolphinsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ offense should be much more dangerous this season under new coordinator Scott Linehan. His first order of business will be to better utilize the deep-threat ability of WR Chris Chambers, a guy the Dolphins believe will thrive in the new offense. An indication of the direction Miami hopes to take is the fact that LinehanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s offense produced 40 pass plays of 25 yards or longer in 2004, compared to 21 for the Dolphins. Frerotte, who has played in LinehanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s system the past two years in Minnesota, said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Scott is very aggressive. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to do what it takes to push the ball downfield, get explosive plays, get big chunks. But also, he teaches us to be smart in the fact that, if that big, explosive play isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t there, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s be smart. LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s get a completion. LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not take a sack. LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s throw it away. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ We just emphasized all those things, that to keep the defense off the field, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s move the ball offensively. And if weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got the shot, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s take it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
We may finally see Chris Chambers utilized the way he should have been all along. Of course, it helps to no longer have one of the weakest arms in the league throwing the ball. A.J.'s deep arm will be tested, and if he can't meet the challenge, Gus has proven that he can.