Oct 27, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and Miami Dolphins tackle Bryant McKinnie (78) prepare to block against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins LT Bryant McKinnie believes Buffalo Bills knew snap count


This past Sunday, the Miami Dolphins hit what was probably a low point in their 2013 season. Well, a low point on the field, at least as they were shutout by the division rival–and 6-9–Buffalo Bills.

Offensively, the Dolphins put in one of the worst displays of probably any NFL team all year. They racked up a meager 103 total yards on offense. Ryan Tannehill finished with just 82 yards passing and Lamar Miller was the leading rusher with just eight–count ‘em–eight yards.

Yeah, definitely a candidate for worst performance of 2013.

But, veteran left tackle Bryant McKinnie believes that he knows why.

According to the former Miami Hurricanes star, the Buffalo Bills defense were well aware of the Miami snap count, and were getting a pretty good jump all game:

“They were getting [a jump]. I feel like they were getting a rhythm with our cadence,” McKinnie said after practice Tuesday. “Me being around, I knew some things that we can do to help counter that. So I definitely brought that to my offensive line coach.”

With these teams seeing each other twice a year, this is certainly a plausible theory. But, at the same time, you have to put some blame on the Miami coaching staff for not changing things up a bit, if this was the case.

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  • Steve9099

    Then change it. DUH!

  • Bill Stowers

    This goes back to mike sherman being the worst OC in the whole nfl. Any dolphin fan has noticed this problem all year. Mike sherman uses the same cadence almost every play. He has one of the best on the move QBs and he never calls play action or bootleg roll outs. He never plays to the teams strengths or the Defences weakness (bills 26th ranked run defense but yet he called less than 10 run plays) he has grossely underused mike wallace to his full potential and has single handedly lost the dolphins 5-6 games this year. (Including both buffalo games) the biggest shame if the phins make the playoffs is it gives philbin an excuse to retain his friend and old mentor mike sherman