The Miami Dolphins have so much potential to be a good team. Unfortunately, after a 3-0 start to the season Miami has found themselves at .500 after three straight losses. One big reason why the strings are coming undone is the offensive line’s inability to keep quarterback Ryan Tannehill upright.
There are several factors that contributed to Sunday’s divisional loss to the Buffalo Bills. With that being said, fans should look no further than Tannehill simply not having enough time to make plays. It is true that he was only sacked twice. However, those two sacks came at critical moments, with one of them even causing a fumble late in the game.
“I take full responsibility,” right tackle Tyson Clabo, who gave up the two sacks, told thefinsiders.com. “Those were my sacks, no way around it.”
“It was a power inside move,” he added. “I got beat. Tough to deal with. Real tough to deal with.”
The Dolphins rank fourth in the league in sacks allowed (26) and 10th in quarterback hits allowed (39). Obviously, it is something that is unacceptable for a team that has potential to make some serious noise in a division that is still up for grabs.
“It’s on us,” left guard Richie Incognito said, according to the finsiders.com. “We’re killing ourselves right now. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. We’ve got to come up with some answers.”
The good news is the Dolphins have the personnel that can get the job done. It is just a matter of concentrating on every play to make sure Tannehill has the proper time to make the right reads and execute the throws.
The Miami offensive line will have tough test in the next two games against the Patriots and Bengals, with the Cincinnati game coming at home. To see that game live, get your Dolphins tickets here.