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Aug 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins willing to throw on every down

The Miami Dolphins struggled to get their offense going, specifcally on the ground. The Dolphins carried the ball 23 times for 20 yards. That made the offense very one dimensional but they managed to still get the win.

“There’s times we didn’t as well as we should have,” head coach Joe Philbin said. “Clearly, we have to do a better job. That’s not a good formula to have that much pass offense. We want to have better balance. This is not a good formula.”

If they can’t establish the running game they will have no problem airing it out though.

“Coach Philbin is of that mindset,” offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said. “I don’t know that I’ve quite reached that mindset yet. I like to hand the ball off once in a while just to eat up some clock time and also to say, ‘Hey, we’re still going to run the football.’  Coach Philbin could possibly convince me otherwise.”

Sherman said he “could have done a better job” getting wide receiver Mike Wallace the ball who caught one pass for 15 yards. Wallace accepted the responsibility of his lack of statistics.

“I was mad at myself because I didn’t have a good game,” Wallace said. “It just wasn’t a good day for me. Our quarterback made good reads. I was upset with myself. It wasn’t really anything else having to do with anything. I’m always happy when we win. But from a personal standpoint, when you don’t do well, you’re upset. If you’re not upset, you don’t need to be on the team. I want to be a great player and I want to make plays. That’s the only reason I’m here.”

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