Armando Salguero's latest blog post deals with the Fins' approach to offense. It's a rambling mess, as usual, but this one sentence sort of sums up the entire thing:
the Dolphins, in my estimation, are so busy spreading the wealth that they forget who their playmakers are.
For some reason it's been sacrilege to criticize the offense around here, but I'm gonna do it anyway, so eat me. Yes our offensive line needs to improve. Understood. But the problem also seems to be the lack of cohesiveness in the play calling. I spoke about it a little in the game recap on Monday. It annoyed me to no end that we decided to bust out the Pat White Wild Cat while A.) our offensive line was being fucked sideways and B.) just when Chad Pennington began to get into a rhythm. It also annoys me that we didn't run the ball enough with Ronnie and Ricky, arguably the best one-two punch in any NFL backfield.
Armando tells us that the Fins' offensive philosophy is basically "spreading the wealth while playing with what the defense gives them." That's all fine and good when you're the Patriots and even, to some extent, the Steelers and Colts. But it also helps when you have, say, I dunno, a Tom Brady, a Randy Moss, a Peyton Manning, a Reggie Wayne, a Santonio Holmes, a Dallas Clark, or even a Hines Ward on your team. Sadly, we have none of those things.
Pennington is what he is. And I am not one of those knee-jerk hammerdicks calling for him to be benched so we can bring in Chad Henne and fuck up his career prematurely. I do, however, want to see Pennington chuck the fucking ball more than 4 fucking yards every once in a while. And I want to see him go deep often to the fastest guy on the field -- one Teddy "Bee Hive" Ginn Jr.
I guess what I'm saying here is that I agree 100% with Armando today and so, as a result, I threw up in my pants.