Dolphins at Cardinals: Miami Offensive Snap Counts

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The Miami Dolphins lost to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime yesterday. Here's our weekly look at the offensive snap counts from the game.

The Miami Dolphins fell to 1-3 on the season after their second straight overtime loss yesterday, this one to the undefeated Arizona Cardinals. The Dolphins were in control of the game for the majority of the contest, but still ended up allowing the Cardinals to tie the game, then win it in overtime.

By the end of the game, quarterback Ryan Tannehill had set the team's rookie passing yardage record for a single game, throwing for 431 yards, one yard shy of Cam Newton's NFL record. Wide receiver Brian Hartline gained 253 receiving yards, setting the Dolphins' single game receiving yardage mark as well.

Davone Bess added 123 yards of his own, giving the Dolphins two 100-yard receivers in a game for the first time since 2001.

Miami ran 77 offensive plays this week. Here is the break down of the Miami offense, by position groups, for the Week 4 game against the Cardinals:

Offensive Line

Jake Long

Richie Incognito

Mike Pouncey

John Jerry

Jonathan Martin

Nate Garner

77 / 77

77 / 77

77 / 77

77 / 77

77 / 77

1 / 77

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

1%

Season
100%
290 / 290

Season
100%
290 / 290

Season
100%
290 / 290

Season
100%
290 / 290

Season
100%
289 / 290

Season
1%
2 / 290


Thoughts:
The five starters all played every snap, as usual. Nate Garner came in for one play, giving the Dolphins six offensive lineman during the game.

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Wide Receivers

Davone Bess

Brian Hartline

Anthony Armstrong

Legedu Naanee

Marlon Moore

67 / 77

67 / 77

6 / 77

37 / 77

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87%

87%

8%

48%

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Season
89%
258 / 290

Season
77%
222 / 290

Season
23%
68 / 290

Season
42%
121 / 290

Season
2%
6 / 290

Thoughts: Clearly, the Dolphins have two weapons in the receiving corps, Hartline and Bess. And, the fact that they both took 87% of the offensive snaps shows the coaches clearly know it as well. Obviously, there is a lot of fan reaction to Naanee being on the team still, especially after he fumbled his first catch of the season. The team seems to be using Anthony Armstrong more and more, but he's not making much impact on the team right now.

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Tight Ends

Anthony Fasano

Charles Clay

Jeron Mastrud

63 / 77

21 / 77

12 / 77

82%

27%

16%

Season
86%
250 / 290

Season
37%
108 / 290

Season
12%
36 / 290


Thoughts: Clay dropped way down this week, and has been less and less effective each week. It could be a sophomore slump, but something is clearly going on with Clay right now.

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Fullbacks

Jorvorskie Lane

35 / 77

45%

Season
117 / 290
40%


Thoughts: While Clay dropped this week, Lane jumped up against the Cardinals. He more than doubled his percentage of snaps from last week, and he is becoming an integral part of the Miami offense. He scored his second career touchdown this week, his second straight week with a TD.

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Halfbacks

Reggie Bush

Daniel Thomas

Marcus Thigpen

Lamar Miller

46 / 77

22 / 77

--- / ---

8 / 77

60%

29%

----

10%

Season
162 / 290
56%

Season
86 / 290
30%

Season
1 / 213
1%

Season
48 / 290
17%


Thoughts: Bush's carries went down this week compared to his normal carries, which is probably a combination of the team looking to limit his contact with his knee injury, and the Dolphins' success in the passing game. Miller's snaps dropped this week as well, which is a little surprising.

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Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill

77 / 77

100%

Season
290 / 290
100%

Thoughts: Incredible day from the rookie.

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[Mike Pouncey picture courtesy Matt Kartozian-USPRESSWIRE 9/30/12 Brian Hartline picture courtesy Jennifer Stewart-USPRESSWIRE 9/30/12; Anthony Fasano picture courtesy Matt Kartozian-USPRESSWIRE 9/30/12; Jorvorskie Lane pictures courtesy Jennifer Stewart-USPRESSWIRE 9/30/12; Reggie Bush picture courtesy Matt Kartozian-USPRESSWIRE 9/30/12; Ryan Tannehill picture courtesy Matt Kartozian-USPRESSWIRE 9/30/12]

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