OUR DOLPHIN DILEMMA
For those who watched, the Dolphins game against the Ravens was a painful experience last night. Many of you shared your frustrations and concerns with me on Twitter during the game and asked my opinion.
I believe the identity of our offense, particularly a young, developing offense, starts with the offensive line. Ultimately, (in my opinion) they should be calm, deliberate, prideful and a little mean! I’m not seeing these characteristics, on a regular basis, in our offensive line.
In short, I think we should start with a qualified offensive line coach and build from there. Ideally, the offensive line coach would be someone who played or coached, recently, with a successful NFL team. We don’t have the O-line coach or the O-line performance needed for a winning team. Maybe the talent is there already, I don’t know. If it is, they’re not performing as they should. How do you find a Monte Clark or John Sandusky when you’re desperate for one?!
On a happier note, Audrey and I recently attended the 1972 reunion to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the undefeated season. I can’t thank Nat Moore, Stephen Ross and others in the organization enough for hosting the yearly alumni event and the ’72 reunion. Very few (if any) teams in the NFL treat their alumni as well as the Dolphins. This means a lot.
Not many things can lure us away from Alaska’s fishing, hunting and cool temps this time of year …. except family. Since my teammates are absolutely an extension of my family, we made the trip! But it’s taken a week to recoup from all the fun, food and drink. I don’t bounce back like I used to! But we’re already looking forward to the next time we’re together again.