Balance Is the Miami Dolphins’ Best Offensive Weapon

December 11, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Miami Dolphins offense is balanced, it is a difficult unit to stop.
Ryan Tannehill has proven throughout his four-year career that he can be an efficient quarterback, with a high completion percentage, a respectable touchdown-to-interception ratio and a game-managerial passer rating.
When Tannehill is not at his best, it's when he is asked to carry the burden for the entire offense. The Dolphins are 5-23 as a team when Tannehill throws more than 35 passes, and they are 23-9 when he throws 35 or fewer passes. This year alone, the Dolphins are 1-6 when Tannehill throws more than 35 passes in a game.
Likewise, especially this season, the Dolphins offense always seems to do its best work when it features the running game—or at least enough of it to balance out the passing game. The Dolphins are 3-0 when rushing for more than 130 yards in a game. They are 3-2 when they rush for more than 100 yards in a game, and they are 2-5 when they rush for fewer than 100 ...

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