Found October 08, 2013 on Phin Nation:
The Miami Dolphins got off to a great start to the season.  They started 3-0 and dreams of challenging the Patriots for the AFC crown were dancing in all Dolfans’ heads.  The Dolphins weren’t perfect, but they were still winning, so no one seemed to worry.  Ryan Tannehill was on a roll and had just lead the team down the field for a come from behind victory over the Falcons.  Since that game, the Dolphins have lost 2 straight, dropping their record to 3-2 heading into their bye week. Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com We realized during the Dolphins 3-0 start that they had issues (offensive line, limited running game, etc), but we chose to ignore them because the team was winning and they were keeping pace with the Patriots.  In the NFL, good/great teams win games when they are not playing their best.  BUT, they fix the problems that show up in wins, so that they improve over the course of the season.  The problem with the 2013 Dolphins is that they have not improved in their areas of weakness. So now that the Dolphins have 2 weeks to prepare for the rest of their season, we thought we’d give Coach Philbin a few suggestions on how to improve the team.  I know he’ll never read this and would probably laugh at it if he did.  But, we believe the following changes would help the Dolphins moving forward in 2013: 1. Change up the Offensive Line – Through 5 games, the Dolphins have given up 24 sacks.  That is a ridiculous number that is on pace to reach 77 sacks on the season.  The NFL record is 76 sacks surrendered and that was by the Houston Texans when David Carr was their quarterback. The Dolphins must change it up and try something new, particularly on the right side of the line.  Tyson Clabo has been worse than Marc Colombo.  You read that right.  Clabo has given up 5 sacks in 5 games.  That’s not good. My suggestion would be to try John Jerry at right tackle and insert Nate Garner at right guard.  Try Garner at right tackle.  See where he fits best and go with it.  I haven’t forgotten about Jonathan Martin at left tackle. The problem is that the Dolphins don’t have a suitable replacement for him.  Sure, they could try Garner there, but that’s a long shot.  The point is, the Dolphins can’t sit pat and continue to watch their quarterback get dry humped by opposing defenders every game for the rest of the season.  Joe Philbin’s expertise in his early days of coaching was with the offensive line.  This unit should not be that bad.  Remember the Dolphins last coach?  Remember what the fist-pumpers specialty?  Offensive line.  Maybe the next Dolphins coach should have a different expertise? (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)
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