The Miami Dolphins have completed the first quarter of the 2014 season with a 2-2 record and a share the AFC East division lead. Can they hold on to that lead? To do that, they will have to execute, be creative, and be bold. Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk asks us this week, what bold decision would we want to see the Dolphins make.
Miami seems to be a team still trying to figure out exactly who they are. It is a new offensive system and the defense wants to attack. Both sides of the ball have struggled at times, before putting it all together last weekend against the Oakland Raiders. Now, they just have to back that up when they face the Green Bay Packers in Week 6.
What bold move will help that? I will say speed it up. Get fast. We have heard for two years that the Dolphins would be an uptempo attacking offense. It did not happen for the offense last year under Mike Sherman. This year, under Bill Lazor, the offense has some of the same schematics as the offense Chip Kelly, for whom Lazor was the quarterbacks coach in 2013, runs with the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly's offense is running plays about every 24 seconds. Miami could take the attack to the defense by speeding up to that kind of productivity.
That attack does not come without risk, however, as failure to keep control of the ball will give the opposing team more chances on offense as well. But, if it does work, the uptempo offensive system can be exactly the kind of bold move that spring boards Miami into the postseason.
What do you think? Is there another bold move Miami should make?