Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (21) (not pictured) holds a helmet against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins offense the fastest he’s ever seen says Cortland Finnegan

The Miami Dolphins appear to be taking a page (or several) from the Philadelphia Eagles playbook as they look to speed up their offense this season.

Many expected it to be a relatively gradual change, but according to veteran defensive back Cortland Finnegan, he’s never seen an offense so fast.

“I’ve never seen anything this fast,” Finnegan said. “It’s great. It’s going to be great for us as an offense and defense. To go against one another, compete at this level and do it with this many bullets flying and people running around. So I’m enjoying it.”

Finnegan went on to suggest that the up-tempo offense will only help the defense improve as well.

“I think it’s great what the offense is giving us. It’s going to help us game time. Game speed’s going to definitely be slowed down for us and we appreciate it,” Finnegan said.

Under a new offensive coordinator, the Dolphins are expected to be quite a different team and should see an increased vertical game which could include a few tricks as well.

As was reported on Monday afternoon, wide receiver Mike Wallace was seen taking snaps out of the Dolphins backfield, setting up some intriguing possibilities moving forward.

Also of note, it appears that Knownshon Moreno (at least currently) isn’t on pace to open the season as Miami’s starting running back as he’s been bumped by Lamar Miller. Of course, with months until the season actually kicks off, that could change but that could also add some additional speed to the presumably quick Dolphins offense.

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  • Jcartwright67

    Finnegan should look into the archive of articles a few seasons back. Philbin and Sherman brought in the fastest offense ever seen!!! I’m glad Lazor is in and Sherman out. Let’s not get to excited until we’ve seen a few games. Remember, philly had a few growing pains.