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Four solutions for a struggling running game: (Titans D is one)

The Tennessee Titans are 30th in the NFL against the run. They are a dam with a lot of leaks, folks.

So it stands to reason that this week presents a wonderful opportunity for the Dolphins to get their limping running game -- which hasn't really stepped up recently after a fast start -- to get going again.

If the Dolphins cannot run up the yardage against the Titans, I would not expect them to do so against teams such as San Francisco (No. 5 against the run) or New England (No. 7) later this year. I would say that the first few games were something of a mirage and the truth is Miami's running game is mediocre.

But no one wants to come to that conclusion, least of all the Dolphins, so my understanding is the game plan is to run as much as Mike Sherman's pass-first orientation will allow. And my understanding is also that nothing much is expected to change with the Dolphins attack in that Reggie Bush is expected to get most of the carries and Daniel Thomas will get the rest.

So allow me to give three suggestions to improve the Miami running game -- not only this game but beyond.

1. Ask Ryan Tannehill to run more. Yes, Tannehill is just returning to health after being hobbled by a knee injury last week. But he is healthy. He is athletic, as the fact he played receiver in college proves. And he is fairly big and strong and fast (4.6s in the 40). Use that athleticism! Andrew Luck scored two rushing TDs last night. Robert Griffin III has an 80-yard run this year.

Coaches should make it plain to Tannehill that it is OK to run as long as the run finishes out of bounds or with a slide. Tannehill has not taken advantage of his running skills this year. He's run only 19 times for 24 yards (1.9 yard per rush average). It would be demoralizing to the defense to see the QB pick up first downs rushing the ball.

2. More Lamar Miller, please. I know that Miller isn't getting more playing time because the club is concerned about his blitz pickup and overall pass protection. He's also not 100 percent on his playbook.

But can't the Dolphins find three plays Miller knows and don't involve passing and put the kid in and let him explode? Miller was a 60-yard run waiting to happen in college. He leads all Miami runners with a 5.5 yard per carry average on 24 totes this year. He's explosive. He's a weapon. Give him a chance!

3. Throw in some Wildcat plays at people. Yeah, I know, I'm crazy. The Wildcat is very 2008. Nobody really runs it a ton anymore. But remember that Wildcat's purpose -- aside from surprising the opponent -- is to win a battle of numbers.

Simply, the Wildcat scheme puts as many blockers as defenders into the running play. It puts one more blocker into the play than the conventional running play. That's been one of the Dolphins' problem lately. Teams are stacking the tackle box with eight defenders to outnumber Miami at the line of scrimmage.

OK, then. Raise the stakes! Add a blocker. Let Reggie Bush run away from or Daniel Thomas run over somebody. Yes, it would put Tannehill at receiver for a play. Guess what? He's played WR in college. And as surprises go, this would be one, at least for a down or two.

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(BUFFET OF NUGGETS)

YG and Odin same person.

YG ruins the blog again.

Bye bye Alabama and screw u Nick Saban!!
How do u pass on Brees and give away Wes Welker?

Please comment on my good looks and masculine equipment.

How do you pass on Matt Ryan and give away Da Beast??

You may observe and touch it.

We are still favored to win by about a touchdown. There must be a big flaw in the Titans game for we sure as heck don't have a 3 point Home Field advantage(maybe 1).

Oscar, have you ever put 115 Palmetto Bugs in a blender with cottage cheese and buttermilk and made a protein shake?

That's good protein, just as any other, only thing, many People, mostly Women, don't like insects and they tend to spary them with strichnine-type substances(paralyzers fo the neuro-muscular junction) which might be not be good to whoever eats them. But I liked the Movie The Fly, though. Both of them.

Man, the guy McDonald didn't last long.

What's the purpose of bringing all these Zombie Players to Miami to then cut them 2 days later?

Every guy has checked out other guys in the locker room. You're a liar if you say otherwise.
God, we are SO afraid of simple sexual honesty in this society. Grow up.

Posted by: not a child | November 10, 2012 at 01:13 PM

Actually most guys have an accidental look and quickly divert their eyes.

Then there are certain guys that act like they're at an all you can eat buffet.

Not every guy "Checks Out" the guys in the lockeroom. There's a difference between "Seeing" something and "Checking Out" other mens packages.

Apparently this distinction is lost on you and Oscar. And yes, some "Simple Sexual Honesty" would do you some good.

(Buffet of Denial)

Bama lost. I love it! Nick Satan face!
Priceless! Go PHINS

Why does not a day go by without Oscar bringing up homosexuality?

He and ALoco talked about the subject for 6 straight hours the other night.

Out of all the great things to take from "North Dallas Forty" Oscar zeros in on the Man Love.

From Dr. Canosa.

There is a book called North Dallas Forty written by a former WR of the Dallas Cowboys(name escapes me) that is very funny and although fictional, true. There are in there descriptions of homosexuality among Players, Coaches and Owners. Nothing much surprising. We had Sonia here.

Posted by: oscar canosa | November 08, 2012 at 10:40 PM

There was a guy that was missing the head of his di-k(probably a dog),

Posted by: oscar canosa | November 08, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Oscar gives his diagnosis and then even offers a prognosis.

I don't know if he's a real doctor or not. But he sounds like he would make a great proctoligist.

Never had I taken a bath with somebody of my gender. There was a guy that was missing the head of his di-k(probably a dog), there was this guy called 3 Patas who whenever he entered the shower room, most turned their backs against the wall. In all, an interesting experience.

Posted by: oscar canosa | November 08, 2012 at 11:19 PM

American Schools only have showers Oscar.

Where would you guys "Meet Up" for your "Communal Baths"? Motel 8 or the Red Roof Inn?

We knew All Along

We know who you are too silly. You complain about the trolls and here you are trolling.

oscar,


we don't need genius women, just women that have read books and are aware and have something to say, an interesting thought or opinion. it is very hard to find that in miami.

Wow....has anyone else noticed that all of the trolls on this blog are at least partially cuban if not entirely? and they're complaining about lack of respect....gee I wonder why LOL

Reality Check = regular blogger in his troll name

Has Ireland been fired yet?

Ha, ha, ha! Mando is so nonsensical! The Wildcat, 2008! Mando you moron, the wildcat was created by Knute Rockne in 1913 or shortly there after. It wasn't called that then, but that's when it was born!

NICE TO HEAR FROM THE BEST AGAIN..........REDSKY...

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Ryan Tannehill's 30th QB ranking has been compiled against the weaker defenses in the NFL. Of the top 15 D's in the the league he's only had to face one out of the top 15.

anyone else like their coffee with milk or cream.It really does not matter to me either way.I like it both ways,but prefer cream if possible.Otherwise I can take it with milk.So either one is fine.
Yep, that's my point either one is fine.
BBL with more cliff hanging stuff.

Redsky has been around football for years.
Look it up On line you see!

Fin 77


So far you have made 1031 totally negative pessimistic posts, and 0 positive posts.

Are you looking to get a rise out of someone or are you just rooting for the wrong team?

We knew All Along
We know who you are too silly. You complain about the trolls and here you are trolling.

Posted by: Hypo | November 10, 2012 at 08:36 PM

Hypo it's 2012, you don't have to be embarrassed about your...........preferences. In fact, no one was attacking or trolling Oscar for his preferences.

It seems the only one that has a problem with your preferences.......is YOU-LOL.

A little touchy are we?

No odin I have said countless times I have only 1 name, you are to stubborn to see that mr 1001 aliases LOL right we no stupid?

odin, oscar, and YG have all been caught with multiple names before due to their sheer stupidity. beg to differ? LOL

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I 100% agree about Lamar Miller, give the kid a shot. He can be a nightmare for defenses with the ball in his hands, and I think he can show that. That is my number one!

You like my Professional stories? I also have some Personal ones that are real interesting.

Reality Check borders on idiocy and is complicated by sociopathy tendacies.

Reality Check wouldn't have to post with minomer sign in names were he not trolling himself.

Much like the gay troll Hypo.

Birds of a feather, eh?

Ho Ho!

Pot Meet Kettle.

We already know what you're interested in.

Reality Check isn't usually posting at this hour.

He's usually passed out from a glue sniffing overdose.

Puke stains on his t-shirt and skid marks in his shorts.

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You going to wear me all week?

Damn fool wash me.

Nobody likes reality check on this blog.

Shut up Dirty Draws.

Reality Check promised he would wash me on Monday when he brushes his tooth.

Wait your turn.

He's going to brush me?

Wow, whats the occassion?

LMAO @ Reality Checks Hygiene problems.


There, we realized that YG is sick...

Reality Check I think we need to schedule an appointment for you. Most hygiene issues have underlying psychiatric concerns.

If you're ever going to clean up your act you must start with your mind.

Ho Ho

Not saying your as sick as YG, Reality Check.

But.........

Oscar said BUT.

Hey Oscar when are you going to spend another night on my couch?

Good memories bro, good indeed.

Yep!

The Glue Got To Him.

DOWN GOES CANOSA!

DOWN GOES CANOSA!

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