Lost amidst the hubbub of the Miami Dolphins stadium fight and the confirmation of the new logo was the fact the Dolphins added another piece to the offensive line puzzle.
The Alabama Crimson Tide have become synonymous with a solid running game since Nick Saban took over, but that running game is only as good as the offensive linemen blocking for the running backs. For Alabama, the offensive line is arguably the biggest strength of the team.
The Miami Dolphins open the regular season against a very tough Houston Texans defense and are doing so with an offensive line may feature a guard who almost ate himself off the team and a left tackle who may not be 100 percent.
The Miami Dolphins offensive line looked to be in pretty good shape coming out of training camp with all five of the lineman having played together for most of the time. But Tuesday, the line suffered the loss of a veteran that threw the entire line into flux.
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano’s forte in his previous job was the offensive line. Since he took over the Dolphins, the best way to describe the line’s play has been simply offensive.
Miami Dolphins Head Coach Tony Sparano doesn’t have a lot of positions in flux heading into the third preseason game. But, if he’s to be believed that the focus of the offense will be on the running game, the position battles are to the most crucial elements of the offense.
Despite being an offensive line expert, the Fins have had problems on the interior of the offensive line ever since head coach Tony Sparano came to Miami.