The Miami Dolphins hot start to the 2013-14 NFL regular season has come to a screeching halt with back-to-back losses to the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens. Heading in to the game, the Dolphins pass protection was a serious concern and they once again failed at their duty to keep quarterback Ryan Tannehill on his feet.
Against the Ravens, the Dolphins gave up six sacks as Jonathan Martin and the entire line looked pathetic in their attempts to slow down the Ravens pass rush.
Martin was supposed to be the big replacement for Jake Long, but he’s been awful since taking over at left tackle and the Dolphins have to seriously be reconsidering their decision to let Long walk.
When you are looking to be a top team, you need the best from your offensive line.
The Dolphins are failing miserably.
After the game, head coach Joe Philbin once again called out his offensive line for their failures in Sunday’s match up.
“It’s hard to function. It’s hard to function offensively when you’re going backwards,” Philbin said. “It makes your job…it makes it tougher. It makes it tougher, no doubt about it.”
If the Dolphins want to turn things around and get back on the winning track, they are going to need their offensive line to step up in a big way after their bye week.