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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:00 am 
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I almost hesitate to post this because some members will only see a portion of this article and that's PFF's #6 ranking. They won't see that PFF says that Miami's OL was much improved over 2016's #25 pass block ranking.

I think we will have a good year with a clean pocket in 2018 even though we lost Mike Pouncey. His pass blocking was good, but his run blocking was not good. The OL will have better chemistry with a full time center at practice.

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To give balance to this article, our run blocking was 3rd worst in the NFL last year according to Football Outsiders.

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Every NFL Team's Fatal Flaw Heading into 2018
Miami Dolphins: Interior O-Line


In recent years, the Miami Dolphins have been stuck in limbo—too good to call bad, but much too bad to call good.

The team has been...average.

Unfortunately, that's also a good descriptor for Miami's offensive line.

Per Football Outsiders, the Dolphins were quietly pretty good in pass protection last year, ranking 11th in the NFL. But the run-blocking was a hot mess—third-worst in the league.

The Dolphins are hopeful that the acquisition of guard Josh Sitton will bolster the interior of the line. The 32-year-old is a four-time Pro Bowler. But after two years in Chicago in which Sitton battled injuries, the Bears passed on the veteran's $8 million option for this year.

That's something of a red flag.

Daniel Kilgore was brought in to replace the departed Mike Pouncey, but calling that move lateral is kind.

It's not a bad interior.

It just isn't an especially good one, either.


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A "not bad" interior is better than what we've had. It's not a long term solution, and I don't think anyone here feels that our current line (especially interior) is a long term answer, but if we can be better than a hot mess in run blocking and still be decent in pass pro then we should be a better offense. "Should" being the operative word.


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k-dash wrote:
A "not bad" interior is better than what we've had.


I'd like to steal the Patriots offensive line coach. No matter who they plug on that line, they do their jobs.

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Well at least we know it wasn't from that Cutler being able to read a defense.


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Big Dave wrote:
k-dash wrote:
A "not bad" interior is better than what we've had.


I'd like to steal the Patriots offensive line coach. No matter who they plug on that line, they do their jobs.

Alot can be said for being allowed to hold...that being said they gave up alot of sacks.


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