Dolphins vs. Bills: How Ryan Tannehill and Miami can Attack Buffalohttp://bleacherreport.com/articles/1407 ... ck-buffalo
Establish the Run Early and Often
File this in the "Duh" category.
The Dolphins have abandoned the running game the past two weeks, and wouldn't you know it, the team lost both games. During this stretch of two games, Tannehill has attempted 77 passes and the Dolphins have executed a total of 33 rushing plays.
Now, I'm no Bill Walsh, but it doesn't take a football genius to figure out this ratio is a recipe for losing with a rookie quarterback. Establishing a running game is the most important thing the Dolphins can to to improve offensive production.
Besides, it's not like Tannehill has a bunch of Pro-Bowl receivers out there on the field with him. Brian Hartline, Davon Bess, Jabar Gaffney and Anthony Fasano need defenses to have some doubt about what the offense is running because the skill to win one-on-one battles just isn't there most of the time.
Furthermore, the Bills feature the worst run defense in the NFL, allowing over 163 yards per game and a whopping 16 touchdowns through nine games.
It's not rocket science.
Give Daniel Thomas, Reggie Bush and Lamar Miller at least 30 chances to run the ball, and the Dolphins have an excellent chance to win the game.
It's simple. If we bring back the balanced attack that won us three games in a row, we'll see more success. If we continue to put everything on Tannehill's shoulders, then we'll see more games like the last two weeks. Run the ball, force Buffalo to stack the box, then take your shots downfield. Don't throw it fourty times and allow them to sit back and pick you apart.