I would like to know how PFF rates the WRs job, ie., did they win separation vs their DBs, did they adjust and try to give their QB an open target when the play broke down, or did they just stand around yappin' their typical trash with the DB? And what about the QB, ie. holding on to the ball, telegraphing where he was going with the ball eyeing just one receiver, etc. And PFF may not have a rating system for it but the play calling and absolute lack of visible adjustments by our OC would score sucky low if they had one. So, by my math when I add the WRs invisible act, QB frozen in place most of the time, and the miserable help from the coaches, the resulting score by the o-line is straight A’s by comparison. Ok, ok, on a curve.
It takes two to tango as the saying goes. If the offense don’t work it ain’t all on one guy or one unit.
Expectations for this o-line, put together for the first time back during this non existent off-season should not be any more demanding than that placed on Tua or any other unit. They are developing just as much as Tua is with 3 rookies in there hopefully this week. Playing Davis is a waste of time as it would be playing Fitz. Kindley may be injured but other than that just play all 3 rooks, that’s the future o-line.
All valid points, but the video evidence against the Broncos shows us one clear thing. The Dolphins offensive line was often confused by the simple stunts the Broncos were running and were giving up pressure quickly on several plays (over 40% according to some statistical analysis).
One other thing that is undeniable because we have seen it all season is that this offensive line is inconsistent in run blocking.
Yes, the rooks need to develop, and pass blocking is something that takes time to develop because it requires consistent technique, especially at the tackle position. But, in my opinion, run blocking is usually something rookies show as an ability early on. And this group isn't really showing it.