Question: The Dolphins rank 29th in rushing, averaging just 69.6 yards per game. What do you see from their struggling running game?http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/ ... i-dolphins
NFL scout: It's odd. They can run the football. They just don't. I also know that if you're going to be a running team, you have to want to be a running team. [Lamar] Miller is averaging 4.2 [yards] a pop. When you watch the offensive line, they can have some issues pass-protecting, particularly at the tackle position. With that issue, you would think they'd run the ball a little more. But they don't. Maybe that's their philosophy.
One thing I always say about Joe Philbin and Mike Sherman, those guys know quarterbacks and quarterback play. So I think they're getting good quarterback play, for the most part. But if they ran the ball more, I think it would help them, as well. Go back and look at [Green Bay Packers quarterback] Aaron Rodgers. He just talked about that this week. Now that Green Bay decided to run the ball a little more, it's actually opened up their offense. With running the ball, it's about wanting to run.