With the Dolphins sitting at 3-4 and having lost four-straight games after a 3-0 start, the team’s biggest weaknesses have been it’s inability to protect quarterback Ryan Tannehill, as well as an inconsistent running game that only seems to find rhythm when Lamar Miller is given the bulk of the carries, something that hasn’t happened often this year.
Needless to say, players are beginning to question the direction of the offense and if offensive coordinator Mike Sherman is putting them in the best position to succeed:
NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington reported Tuesday that “players are starting to wonder about this offensive gameplan.”
“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 loss to the Patriots.”
Their prized free agent signing, wide receiver Mike Wallace, has also not been made a featured weapon on this offense which lacks playmakers at WR. He’s on pace for less than three touchdowns after he averaged eight his previous four seasons.
Offensive tackle Tyson Clabo allowed five sacks last season for the Atlanta Falcons, but has given up eight in six games with Miami.