Originally posted on Phins Phocus  |  Last updated 12/18/12
    While some Dolphins fans are trying to figure out playoff situations, I think instead of waiting for a Christmas or Hanukah miracle we should be spending our focus elsewhere. The Dolphins offense has been inconsistent and anemic at times this season; while we have seen promise at times we have seen disaster at others. Some would argue it’s because of the lack of playmakers, other would say it’s because we have a rookie QB leading the team and then there is a group who would blame the play calling. To be honest all 3 factors are why the Dolphins offense has struggled however an aspect of the offense that hasn’t received much blame is the running game. Reggie Bush has been explosive at times but also very underwhelming at other times. Daniel Thomas has continued to show that the Dolphins made a mistake trading up for him. While Thomas has ran well at times he certainly cannot be trusted as a feature back. Lamar Miller has shown flashes at times however we still don’t know if he would be able to carry a load or even function in a 2 back rotation. With Reggie Bush an impending free agent and perhaps not likely to return these final two games it is essential to find out what this team has in Lamar Miller. Miller needs to be given an opportunity to find out his place in this organization. A position which once seemed like it had the most depth on the team has suddenly become very thing. At this time I don’t think you can be confident in a Miller + Thomas back field. Things can change and Miller could make the most of his opportunity if given one. That being said as much as WR is a need for this team don’t count out adding a running back next year. Whether it is the draft or free agent the Dolphins need to find consistency in the running game to help Ryan Tannehill. Dolphins currently rank 16th in rushing offense, however 20th in yards per attempt. Tannehill has played best rolled out or with the play action; the Phins have to be able to establish the run next year to get this offense running more smoothly. We will see what happens next year but don’t rule out running back as another position of need. 
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Sanu: Halftime show played role in Super Bowl collapse

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

Report: Rams, Clippers discussing NBA venue in Inglewood

Terrence Jones reportedly interested in joining Celtics

LeBron reverses course, says he ‘always felt good’ about Cavs

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Ole Miss tried to implicate Mississippi State in football scandal

Jamaal Charles could be on the roster bubble

Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

Report: Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

Report: Porzingis avoided ligament damage in ankle

Brooks Koepka meltdown includes whiff, stomping head off driver

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker