The Miami Dolphins make their second appearance of the 2014 season Saturday night when they travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers. The team will look to build off last week’s impeccable first drive that saw quarterback Ryan Tannehill take the offense down the field while completing 6-of-6 passes for 62 yards, and a touchdown.
The drive took 10 plays for 73 yards and nearly 5 minutes off the clock.
It was an impressive start to the Dolphins new offense under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, and even more impressive when you consider that Tannehill’s top two targets, Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace, both sat out of the game for precautionary reasons.
Once the drive ended, so did Tannehill’s night as he sat the rest of the game. Tomorrow, Tannehill will undoubtedly play more than a few drives, and he will have both Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline on the field.
As training camp wrapped up this week, Mike Wallace gave his thoughts on the new Dolphins offense and how he fits into the schemes.
“I’m totally comfortable. I feel really good about it,” Wallace said, via the Miami Herald.
“If we execute the plays when the coach puts us in position, we can score an unlimited amount of points. It could be higher and higher, depending on our execution. I don’t think it’s the plays or the offense that’s going to make us score points. It’s the players and the execution of the plays.”
Tannehill and Wallace need to show that they are on the same page and ready for a breakout season in 2014. Expect at least two deep balls tomorrow night to test the connection between the two men. Dolphins fans will know quickly whether last year’s issues have been at least somewhat fixed.