I'm sorry but many of the reviews of the O-line are NOT "pretty good"

Thought I would consolidate these individual comments into a single Fan Post for discussion.

Currently, the SINGLE BIGGEST CONCERN for the Miami Dolphins regarding the upcoming season is NOT:

  • Defensive Backs
  • Wide Receivers
  • Wallace/Tannehill Chemistry
  • The New England Patriots
  • Turnover Margin

It IS the Offensive line play, generally, and pass blocking specifically.

It sounds weird to say that DBs and WRs are not the main concerns, after worrying about those positions for so long. But we finally have talent at those positions. And in a game, if the Fins are not playing from behind, the Offense can dictate the flow and tempo of the game which helps all the other units.

But if the O-line doesn't pass block well:

  • Turnovers happen
  • Tannehill doesn't have time to get the ball to Wallace deep
  • And the other team can effectively make the Miami offense one dimensional.

I would LOVE to hear comments from people that paid attention to the line play. Let me know what YOU think.


Overall, Tannehill was pressured on six of his 10 dropbacks, with five hurries and a sack.

Now I didn’t get to see the game yet. I will watch it tomorrow and decide for myself, but being pressured on 6 out of 10 dropbacks by THE JAGUARS! is not pretty good… it isn’t even "not bad"…. it is a problem!


by LeftCoastFinFan on Aug 10, 2013 | 12:11 PM reply flag LeftCoastFinFan

and I'll be curious to see the line play for myself, but this kind of pressure is generally not the result of poor play from one guard


by LeftCoastFinFan on Aug 10, 2013 | 12:19 PM up reply flag LeftCoastFinFan

and for the record, the "Tannehill-Wallace connection is going to be difficult to establish

if Tannehill is being pressured all the time.


by LeftCoastFinFan on Aug 10, 2013 | 12:15 PM reply flag LeftCoastFinFan

Oh, and did I mention Joe himself agrees?

"I thought the pass protection early wasn’t very good," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said, "and it got (Tannehill) off his first reads. We’ve got to do a better job coming out of the gate. We had no rhythm."


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