Breaking Down the Miami Dolphins Troubled Running Game, and How They Fix It

September 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So dreadful was the Miami Dolphins running game in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns that nothing like it had been seen for seven years.
The Dolphins averaged 0.9 yards per carry against the Browns, only the second time in team history they've ran for less than one yard per carry in a game. After one week, they rank 32nd in the league in yards-per-rush attempt.
So, there's nowhere to go from here but up, but assuming improvement will come on its own is the surest way to remain stagnant. The Dolphins have the tools to improve, and with better blocking and more decisive running from their stable of backs, that improvement could be on the way.
There was some debate all offseason as to who should be the starting running back, but it didn't matter much who was carrying the ball against the Browns.
What went wrong?
Let's take a look at what happened on the Dolphins' running plays and how things could be improved.
Play Calls
Running effectively...

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