Miami Dolphins: 3rd-Down Efficiency Is Killer for the ‘Fins

November 17, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Against the Tennessee Titans, it became increasingly obvious. While the Miami Dolphins struggled to even achieve first downs, third down was a glaring issue for the Miami squad. Ryan Tannehill and his offense had an incredibly difficult time pushing past the first-down marker, and as a whole, it killed them—marking a simple conclusion that must be stated.
The Dolphins must be better on third down.
In the Titans blowout, Miami could not do anything about it. On 15 third-down attempts throughout the game, the Dolphins could only manage two first downs. And it proved to be the bane of their existence in the matchup.
While the Dolphins now attempt to put their season back on course toward a precious playoff spot in the highly contentious AFC, this third-down issue must be addressed.
Particularly, with the type of defense Miami runs (incredibly strong defensive pressure, especially from Cameron Wake), the Dolphin offense must be on the field for as long as possible...

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