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Dolphins working to cure ailing running game

The Dolphins are the No. 11 rushing team in the NFL, which is a pretty good place to be. But the ranking is deceiving.

The Dolphins got off to a magnificent start running the football the first few weeks of the season, ranking as high as No. 2 after the second game of the season. But the last three weeks?

Eighty-six yards against Arizona.

Sixty-eight yards against Cincinnati.

Thirty-six yards against St. Louis. The season's worst mark.

The Dolphins averaged a paltry 1.1 yards per rush against the Rams. The trend is a concern to Miami coaches and players.

"As you guys know, we haven’t been very effective running the ball the last couple of weeks and we’ve got to get our running game back on track," coach Joe Philbin said. "It’s an important part of what we are and what we do. Our run defense and our ability to run the ball on offense, those are kind of core principles of the program. Frankly, we’ve been struggling the last couple of weeks. We’ve got to get ourselves back on track in the running game. You would think that with the success we had the first three weeks that we’d be able to sustain some level of it. But we’ve struggled as of late."

It has been a struggle and it has been a disappointment because one thing the Dolphins strive to be on offense is balanced. Frankly, the passing game isn't effective enough to carry them. And they know it.

“We want to be balanced," quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. "I think the last couple games have been tough. We haven’t been able to run the ball like we want to. Last time we played the Jets, we were fortunate to get some good runs and establish a run game. Since then, we’ve had some tough games on the ground. That’s kind of our identity. We want to be a balanced team. We want to be able to run the ball and we expect them to do things to try to stop the run. It’s just a battle of who can execute better."

The good news is indeed that Miami plays the New York Jets on Sunday. The last time the teams met, the Dolphins rushed for 185 yards and, as New York coach Rex Ryan notes, "that was with Reggie Bush not playing the second half."

So it stands to reason this is the week the Dolphins hope to regain their ground game mojo.

The reason the ground game has sputtered is, in part, that teams are basically loading up against the run. They are challenging the Dolphins to throw the ball while stacking the tackle box against runs.

That's not good for anybody, except for Tannehill. Indeed as teams have loaded up on Miami's run game, Tannehill has benefitted. He's been able to deliver his three best games in that his completion percentage went from 63 against Arizona to 65 against Cincinnati to 72 against St. Louis.

Tannehill's quarterback rating has similarly improved going from 86.5 to 92.3 to 112 in the last game.

And, ironically, while the Dolphins have been unable to run with much effectiveness, they've won two of the three games in which they struggled.

Still, despite the success, the team wants the problem resolved.

“I think it’s important for us, just we want to be balanced," Tannehill said. "I think that, if you’re able to run the ball, then you’re going to open up some passing lanes, open up play action and things down the field. Like you said, we haven’t had the run game we wanted to the past few weeks, (but) we want to build and get better there."

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Horrible weather and a lot of better things than to talk to clown!

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And all the cap problems and roster problems are going to take years to fix! Yep, put a fork in the jets!


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Posted by: ALoco | October 26, 2012 at 06:03 PM


Aloco, I asked the same thing yesterday.
He and Odinstank are the "47%" that omney was talking about.

Shermsn get your tight ends involved in the passing game.

Sherman get the tight ends involved in the passing game.

Armando, How long have you banned Odinstank??

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what a sheethole blog of pathetic people. are you all that bored? i don't get blogging. i won't be back.

I wouldnt give a dime to that cheapskate incompetent Ross.

Ross is the problem on the Dolphins.

We need to push that Thing farther out into the Sea. I want to watch the Football Game in peace.

What does an old, sick lone Wolf like me do at my age? My mating pattern has always been choose a beautiful young chick, marry her, make her pregnant quickly then take care of that family until the kid was 7 years old. Then, I would split(aware of it or not at that time), taking the pain and the financial consequences with me, just Got bored with it all. Then, after a time, I would mate again. Now, at age 65 and ill, I don't think I can go thru another of those cycles. (I have to think of some alternative.)

This is real simple...Bush is healthy, running game is good. Bush playing hurt...he runs sidewise. He's always hurt, as is the bust Daniel Thomas. Need durable "the Bus" "Csonka" style running back.

Oscar you Ill?

Yes! We can only Hope! Hopefully the Fins win the SB after you're Gone.

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You know for Assisted Suicide

Me and a Couple of the other JEt fans are Going to participate in Mass Harakiri! After Sundays Blowout! Life is Going to Suck this Sunday For Us! A Hurricane! And The Great Dolphins are going to blow us out 24-0!

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DASHI,


I ASK WHAT JOB YOU DO , TO TRY TO GET THE SAME JOB TO ALLOW ME TO BE 24/7 ON THE BLOG /NO THING DUMB ABOUT THAT .

For some reason they won't put Lamar Miller in to help the running game. When he is in there, the average is about 5 yards, but they prefer Thomas who averages 3 yards.

The weather is going to be wicked!

Dashi it's nice to know somebody is keeping an eye Troll Bu-oy! Cork Sucker gave himself away with this one. It's obviously Monkey Bu-oy. He used this persona in the past. I don't like it though, it's too much like his: "Home" persona. Dolt-Tified....Know what I mean?
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Posted by: Lego My Lageman | October 26, 2012 at 07:42 PM
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Read that and tell me it's not WAY to close to his: "Home" character. Good Schitzo's know how to create a multitude of great and individual Characters.

Wouldn't you know it. This idiot even sucks at being the Schitzoid he is-ROTFLMAO! He gets punked by the Good Schitzo's when they all attend their Schitzo "Convention". It's held An al-ually at the Rest Stop off of 75.
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He won't show his "Home Persona" after the Hissy Fit he had here. When TeBags went to the wets he went bonkers. Then every single one of his predictions turm out wrong. Prediction after prediction: WHAAAA - WHaa - waaaaaaaaaaaa...................

It was pathteically HILARIOUS from where I was sitting ;)

Dooh!!!!

When Philbin/Ireland took a complete pass on Tebow and The "Home" persona went bonkers.

Suddenly Bush was going to suck this year. Last year was an abberation, blah, blah, blah.

Tannehill was WAY overdrafted and will be a bust. Inexperience, raw, blah, blah. He's a bust.

Philbin was Camoron, Sherman/ Hemming 2.0. They will lose, they will suck, blah, blah, blah. They'll be LUCKY to win 2 games.........(YAWWWWWWWWWWWWN)........

Monkey Bu-oy was SOOOOOOOOOOOO......."INTO"........Tebow, he quit the Dolphins. He FREAK OUT so bad and **IS STILL**so in love with Tebow, he blew all of his aliases. He got so bent out of shape over..........over(wait for it)................(WAIT!).........over: T-E-B-A-G-S, he exposed himself and simply trashing this blog.

He's taking out his Panty Fits on the Blog and running the blog hit numbers right past all the other competitors at the Herald.

Armando will win all the bragging rights again so he doesn't care.
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How in the world are we winnng games without D Thomas?

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weird...

links stay in black....fake phone numbers with hyphens turn blue....

what kinda system are you guys using @ the Herald.....

LOL @ KRIS GOOD SPORT

Ossar @ 11:33....

Nobody gives a SHIITE.....

This blog will be far better when when your gone....although.....it will have far less aliases on it...hits will probably drop 95%....

GO TO THE LIGHT.....

AN OPEN POEM TO ODINS BROWN EYE


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IT MAKES QUITE THE SOUND NEAR YOUR CAVERNOUS ASS

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WHILE THE BROWN LOVE STAINS COVER YOUR FLOOR BOARDS

HOARDS TOWARDS YOU BECAUSE YOU LEFT YOU NUMBER IN THE BAR BATHROOM STALL

THE DOLPHINS MAKING THE PLAYOFFS NO NOT REALLY AT ALL

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OK, enough about Troll Pollution.

Reshad Jones! I read an article in the Herald with a wild quote from Football Focus. They have Rehad Jones ranked **3rs** out of 73 safeties in the league.

That's Freaking 3rd overall! And he really has been progressing with Coyles Coaching Staff.

I had Jones in my Mock Draft two years ago. It was one of those rare occurences where I got one right. Anyways, I saw alot of him BEFORE the draft(unbiased)and I loved the way he played in college.

Once he got to Miami, something changed. You didn't see any of his play making abilities and he played timid or something. He just looked like something was off.

Since Philbin/Coyle arrived, Jones has been playing very near Pro Bowl levels!

I think Reshad will start getting some serious consideration when he gets MULTIPLE picks this Sunday. It should be good, a sack, two picks with a Pick six? He'll be running with the top safties in the league.

Oh wait ;) He ALREADY is! Pro Football Focus has at no. 3. They mention his strong run support and blitzing skills in ADDITION to GREAT coverage abilities. I forget the exact numbers, but they even mention the completion percentage against him. I can't remember but it was below 50%.

Philbin and Co have been talking player development since they got here. It's becoming very apparent that they're backing up their talk. It's no a matter of being on a bad roster either. The players that have begun to improve under Philbin and Co, aren't just improving. They're getting very favorable rankings against some of the NFL's best.

Wake has been good since he got here. He wasn't a 3-4 OLB, but even when square pegged into it, he did great. But this year, under Philbin and Coyle, Wake has exploded as a 4-3 DE!

He got off to a slow start(for a great player)and then BAM! He locked it down! Pro Football Focus go in depth. Production, starts, etc, etc. And Wake is FIRMLY in charge of the No. 1 ranking.

Tannehill's another. He doesn't have the greatest numbers(yet)but people are sitting up and taking notice. The Rookies starting to impress a good many and this game will be pivitol in how he's perceived. A solid performance and win Sunday will go a long way.

Oliver Vernon may be another. Defensive Line Coach Stacy Rogers(?)and Coyle are both gushing over Vernon. They both claim that we have just witnessed the norm for Vernon from here on out. They both believe he will play as well as, if not better than last week, for the rest of this season and throughout his career.

I hope they're right. Two sacks a game for the next 10 would give him 22 sacks on the year-lol!

John Jerry and Jonathon Martin are two more good examples. Being Lineman they get the sats, but their combined improvement is obvious!

Also, according to Coyle, Sean Smith is DEFINITELY another. Coyle claims he's the most improved player on the team. It's hard to argue with him too. We've all seen Smith playing very VERY good and it's showing in his Pro Football Focus ranking.

Anyways, Reshad Jones is showing some BIG TIME improvement, now ranking 3rd overall. Another great example of Philbin and Co. Walking the Walk and not just talking the talk!

These next two games are very, VERY pivitol for Philbin's Dolphins. If all this improvement amounts to anything, we **HAVE TO BE** 5-3 at the midway point. This would/will just reinforce the FACT that if this happens, in all **REALITY** it would be further PROOF that we SHOULD be 7-1.

These youngsters all improving enough for us to go 5-3. And deep down they will build on the confidence of knowing their playing good enough to be 7-1!

Let THAT sink in....................

Does anyone even read Odindouche's long incoherrent posts?

tl dr

Home dude,
How do they create and steer storms of this magnitude?

weird...
links stay in black....fake phone numbers with hyphens turn blue....
what kinda system are you guys using @ the Herald.....
Posted by: Kris | October 27, 2012 at 09:27 AM
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It wasn't wierd. It was a "Slip Up". It's happened before and he carefully and **QUIETLY** goes back and changes it.

I'm pretty shure it happens because he either uses Mando's laptop or his pass word when he signs in.

The same reason why certain posts here have disaapeared despite them not having any profanity or any BS.

IM NONE OF YOU REGULARS I A THE KING!

TROLLED, AND MAD ABOUT IT?

CALL 1-800-BOO-HOOO

Posted by: Lego My Lageman | October 27, 2012 at 09:11 AM
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C'Mon Feag Man! We've all seen your "HOME PERSONA" make this very same exact post multiple times. You got the Almheizers crap going to or are you just this ignorant-lol?

The funny part(the pathetic part for Troll Buoy), is Tebags isn't even WORTH getting upset about. He's the ABSOLUTE WORST QB in the NFL-ROTFLMAO! Bar NONE-lol!

And you were cutting on people for supporting Henne-LMAO!

Huh? What? ROTFLMAO-you big dummy, your a hippocrit too ;)

Why are we not surprised.....................?

HOME I SEE THE STORM IS NOW BEING CALLED A FRANKENSTORM.
I WAS THINKING THAT YOU MIGHT BE ON TO SOMETHING WITH THIS MILITARY HAARP MACHINE CONTROLLING AND CREATING SEVERE WEATHER LIKE HURRICANES.

Home is some kind of kooky prophet.I think he is an alien.

Seeing as how the Dolphins have such a poor offensive line, maybe it would be a good idea to utilize a big, bruising blocking back to run interference for the running back, or on pass plays, to stay in the backfield and protect the QB.

felix, we have one of the best OL's in footballl. Our WR's are poor and Thomas didnt pan out but the OL is top notch.

Odin,

Great to see ur back! Hope U had a Good Time. Or as much of a Good Time as U can Have. My Condolences.

On Troll Boy! U know he's our Bottom B!tich! This all started Cause Dashi Told him After week 6! He was Done! And he was!

Now he wants to go on a Rampage! Silly Fool!

2 weeks tops! Ur Running out of MATERIAL!!!!!

And he keeps Exposing Himself as An UnEmployed Troll! No, Fool! U have to have talent to do what I do! And a Higher Education!

Funny How Odin shows up! And The Troll changes his Name! No Wonder they Hate Odin So Much!

And Odin True! This Guy has a List of Mental Issues! Alzheimer, Multi Personality, Schitzo, And Many More!

He even forgets his Characters!

But we all can Agree on 1 Thing! This World and This Blog will be better off when Troll is Gone!

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On Real Football Talk.

Ur Right about R.Jones! The Kid is a Performer! My Boy Barry J. always comes with the Fire. Yes, This Team is developing Nicely! And U Only get better as a Team! When Players Develop!

And Agreed. 5-3 will really boost the team Confidence!

Nobody up here in the Northeast cares at all about football right now with this storm coming, but I still hope the Dolphins win.

I BET YOU DON'T USE TOLIET PAPER BUT INSTEAD DRAG YOUR ASS ON THE CARPET LIKE A DOG

Moon zebras bedevil my dreams.

I have an excellent bet on Today's 5th at Calder.

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