Earlier today, the Miami Dolphins completed their next to last ‘open to the public’ practice of training camp. And from the reports we’ve read from eyewitnesses, it wasn’t very pretty….at least for the offense. From what we’ve read, the Dolphins top 2 QBs started out okay in 7 on 7 drills, each going 6 of 7. But in the 11 on 11 drills, the Dolphins defense stepped up and started to force interceptions from the QBs. It was said to be one of the uglier practices in Dolphins camp.
Please do not misunderstand the following paragraph as an excuse for the offense. They need to get better…Whoever the Dolphins QB is (Henne), needs to get better…..The offensive line has to begin to show signs of improvement….These things must all happen before the September 12th meeting with the Patriots….Or Tony Sparano will be looking for an OL coaching job in early January.
During a normal offseason, it’s usually the defense that has an edge on the offense, early in training camp. This offseason, as a result of the Lockout, has meant that the Dolphins D is even further ahead of the Dolphins offense. Even further tipping the scales is the fact that the Dolphins are trying to install Brian Daboll’s offense in a relatively short amount of time. Should we really be surprised that the offense is so far behind the defense? After all, the defense was #6 in the NFL last year, while the offense was ranked #21. So even if all things are considered equal, shouldn’t the defense be outperforming the offense?