The Miami Dolphins have decided faster is better on offense.
The Dolphins unveiled their new fast-paced offense in the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night, going without a huddle for almost half the snaps.
Miami produced only seven points in a 20-7 loss, but did succeed in establishing a faster tempo.
''I think it's awesome,'' quarterback Matt Moore said after the game. ''I think the offensive line did a great job, receivers were lined up and you can tell looking across the ball at the defense, they were a little worn out.''
Miami gained 354 yards against Tampa Bay, beating their 2011 regular season average of 317.4. First-year coach Joe Philbin said the Dolphins executed the no-huddle ''relatively well,'' but added the play clock too often was lower than he would have liked when the ball was snapped.
Wide receiver Legedu Naanee said the no-huddle often accomplished one of its goals, keeping the defense off balance and unable to properly line up.