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The Splash Zone 10/6/17: Dolphins Run Blocking Is Historically Bad

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To say the Dolphins offense has been bad would be an understatement. But according to one analyst, the Dolphins run-blocking is historically bad this season. Besides the struggles of Jay Cutler, the o-line is not creating any running room for the J-Train.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

How bad is Miami Dolphins' run blocking? Check this out | Miami Herald
The Dolphins’ running game has been doomed by lack of space for Jay Ajayi to operate

Dolphins Offense

Why are Miami Dolphins letting play clock dwindle to final seconds? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—The Dolphins can’t seem to decide whether they want to go fast or slow. They worked largely out of the no-huddle offense in the preseason and the opener, but that’s gone away the past two weeks. It’s actually gone completely the other way.

Miami Dolphins: Scoring extremes rock Gase, who set records in Denver | Dave's Digital Domain
Any coach would be steamed if his team suddenly forgot how to score, but here are some numbers to demonstrate what an unprecedented shock this is to Adam Gase. The Miami Dolphins coach had a hand in several NFL scoring records during his time with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Dolphins among NFL's worst in QB confidence index
After Miami’s 1-2 start and a grand total of 25 points scored, ESPN.

Miami Dolphins’ Jay Cutler: Adam Gase has my back | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — When Adam Gase said he wasn't considering benching his starting quarterback, Jay Cutler wasn't surprised. "That’s one of the reasons I came here," Cutler said Wednesday. "I knew that the quarterback position, he holds that relationship in high regard.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins: Isaac Asiata not yet ready to contribute | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — When the Miami Dolphins needed help at cornerback, they reached for third-round rookie Cordrea Tankersley, and he responded well last Sunday.

Dolphins Defense

Miami Dolphins defense supporting offense through recent struggles - NFL Nation- ESPN
Miami's defense is carrying a big load and is doing its job, and they aren't pointing fingers at a struggling Dolphins offense.

Miami Dolphins’ once-frightful run defense now plays with ‘no fear,’ Ndamukong Suh says | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Tennessee Titans have two of the top 25 rushers in the NFL, not to mention the possibility of a quarterback who can take off running at any time. “Put no fear in my heart,” Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said Wednesday. Suh can say that. Now.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins rookie Charles Harris: I’m a big storm, building slowly | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Charles Harris reluctantly agrees to an interview. Harris is a first-round pick but he's presenting himself as a low-key rookie who understands his role in a defensive line room with standout veterans like Cam Wake, Andre Branch and William Hayes. "He's amazing...

Dolphins Linebackers

Miami Dolphins linebacker Rey Maualuga: ‘I think I’m ready’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Dolphins linebacker Rey Maualuga is back healthy again, and if you want to know how much he’s itching to get back on the field, consider that his last game was on New Year’s Day.

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins: Why they say they benched Byron Maxwell | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Tighter coverage. Tighter coverage. Tighter coverage. Why did the Miami Dolphins bench starting cornerback Byron Maxwell again? Because he wasn't doing what they were asking. Because Maxwell was providing Too. Much. Space.

Miami Dolphins have suspended S T.J. McDonald ready to jump in | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—The Dolphins are counting down the days until T.J. McDonald steps in at safety once his NFL suspension concludes. He’s been out the first three games and will miss the next five before returning for Miami’s Nov. 13 game at Carolina.

Miami Dolphins practice report: CB Xavien Howard back at work | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, who missed Wednesday's practice with a sore shoulder, was back at work with the rest of the team Thursday inside the bubble, avoiding the storms.

AC in the AM: Two Young Corners Growing Together
They are the present with a real chance to become the future. The Dolphins have two young, promising cornerbacks in their starting lineup right now and you get the distinct impression they wouldn’t mind it one bit if they stuck around for a while.

Titans at Dolphins

Watch: ESPN’s NFL Live crew picks Miami Dolphins over Tennessee
The ESPN NFL Live crew gave their predictions for the Miami Dolphins-Tennessee Titans game on Sunday...

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