Dolphins beginning to question offensive game planning

Aug 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) hands off to running back Lamar Miller (26) during the first half against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins jumped out to an early lead against the New England Patriots in Week 8, before the offense began to sputter and they eventually watched Tom Brady lead his team to victory.

Because of the nature of their collapse, reports indicate that the team is beginning to question whether or not they have the best offensive game planning.


Perhaps predictably, the recent struggles have led to some internal questions about the team’s direction. NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington reported Tuesday that “players are starting to wonder about this offensive game plan.”

“Let me not overstate this: The locker room is still together,” Darlington explained on NFL Network’s “Around The League Live.” “There’s still a good vibe in there. I talked to several players today and they still feel like they can get this season back on track.

“However, there is some question of what offensive coordinator Mike Sherman is starting to do and it really started to come to a head after Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Patriots.”

The Dolphins were cruising with their running attack as they tore apart the wounded Patriots defense, but for some reason Sherman decided to stray away from what worked in the second half.

Miami ran the ball just six times in the second half, which allowed the Patriots to quickly tie up the game.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Unfortunately, Sherman doesn’t seem to grasp that concept.

Topics: Miami Dolphins

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