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upgrading the redzone offense: shortest path to playoffs?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by isaacjunk, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. isaacjunk

    isaacjunk Member

    May 17, 2013
    With the Mike Wallace saga a lot of attention has focused on upgrading the deep threat/#1 receiving option. But looking at last year, Miami ranked #21 in NFL in red zone TD %, but #2 ( behind only NE ) in # of red zone trips per game. Solving the red zone offense first and foremost maybe our quickest route to success....particularly if we build up a power running game, as pass blocking issues are minimized and less need for a costly true #1 WR. I think a top-flight power back ( which we can probably get with our #1 pick ) that can break tackles and move the pile, paired with a healthy Jordan Cameron and Jennings, could be enough to vault the red-zone offense and by extension team into playoff-caliber territory.
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  2. 77FinFan

    77FinFan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Buckeye Land
    I was screaming all last year for a big WR or TE. Welp, we picked one up and I love him. Tanny going to be very happy throwing to that boy.
  3. cbrad

    cbrad .

    Dec 21, 2014
    This is where Devante Parker could help. His catch radius is massive, negating to some degree his trouble getting separation. In the red zone you could just lob it in his direction and he'll more than likely come down with it. Just not sure how he fits in otherwise, and I'm also not sure Tannehill is the best QB to pair with him, but as a red zone target.. hell yeah!
  4. Aquafin

    Aquafin New Member

    Jun 16, 2011
    the poor house
    the play calling needs to improve for sure . I hope we draft Devante Parker by the way when was the last time we had a good offense ? was it when we had RICKY AND RONNIE or was it way back when?
  5. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=-

    Nov 13, 2009
    Ideally, you'd like to score more touchdowns. Overall, when you can score more points than the other team on a regular basis, then you're in good shape to make the playoffs.

    But, that's just, like, my opinion.

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  6. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    San Diego
    The reason the team was bad in the red zone but really good at getting to the redzone is the same.

    We were really only good at dink and dunk. For whatever reason the Dolphins are really bad at chunk yardage. Labor was asked about the red zone and he said the best way to improve those numbers is to get to the end zone from further away. I'm sure Peyton Manning had no troubles with Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison and Dallas clark as his top receivers. None of which are all that big for their positions.
  7. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    If we lose Cameron to injury and don't pick up another weapon (like Gurley)... man. The redzone could be tough. We'd feel the loss of Clay, for sure.

    Conversely, if we have Cameron, and get good interior blocking in the run game... man. Redzone scoring could be very good.
  8. mlb1399

    mlb1399 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    I think red zone offense comes down to a few factors. One is we need to get better at running the ball when it matters(like in the red zone). That could be a combination of better blocking and/or a tough runner. The other is having bigger targets for RTH to throw to. I think Cameron helps fill that role. If he's healthy, that's a good start. I think a bigger WR also makes sense. Lastly, I'd like to start seeing RTH use his athleticism more to create opportunities.

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