Our offense went from 12th in 2008 to 17th in 2009. I would call that regressing. We even added one quality WR with Hartline and started a QB with an arm to throw deep, and with the 4th ranked rushing attack to take some heat off him....and we still finished 17th in total offense. Yuck. Get some play makers for a change. All the good teams have them.
Went from 12th to 17th in what category? Yards gained? Because Miami played crap teams in 2008 and we all know that. In 2008 the whole offense stayed healthy.
In 2009, Ronnie went down, Pennington went down, Cobbs went down, Fasano sucked, Carey got hurt, they changed guards maybe 5 times due to injuries.
And, as Phins Rock noted, still scored more points than in 2008. Miami can SCORE....what part of that don't you understand?
They held on to the ball for 4 years against Indianapolis, yet still lost. Why? Because they don't have a number 1 receiver? NO! Because the defense gave up touchdowns on virtually every Colts drive.
Miami dominated the Saints physically, and scored what, 30+ points? Still lost...let's fault the offense, shall we?
This teams scores slowly, they score quickly, they score early, they score late. The defense simply couldn't stop other teams from running the scoreboard. Week in and week out the defense was awful.