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What changes must be made by the Miami Dolphins to make a playoff push? Marshall Faulk asks, so we answer.

As you can see in the video above, Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk is back with his weekly question to SB Nation. This week, he wants to know what changes need to be made in order to fight for a playoff spot. For the Miami Dolphins, the answer may be "none."

Do not get me wrong, I do not think this team is perfect. I do think this team is ready to make a playoff push, and I would expect them to do it. I do not think they are in need of a change right now to do it. Why?

Because I think they already did it.

Look at the offense over the past few weeks. The pass routes have gotten shorter, allowing quarterback Ryan Tannehill to make quicker decisions and get the ball into the hands of playmakers sooner. Tight end Charles Clay was involved early in last week's game plan. The team is running the ball with Lamar Miller - and letting Tannehill run as well.

None of these things were happening just a few weeks ago. The team seems to be buying into offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's offense, and Bill Lazor seems to be tailoring that offense to his players.

Unpredictable play calling. Moving pockets. Play action passes. Screens. Suddenly the Dolphins offense has elements we have not seen in years, and they are working.

Again, I do not think things are perfect, but I think they are moving in the right direction right now.

My answer to Faulk is "none." They just need to consistently execute like they did against the Chicago Bears last week, and the adjustments they have already made appear to be exactly what they needed.

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