Head coach Adam Gase showcased a no-huddle offense that looks like it has some very high potential to fool with opposing defenses. Ryan Tannehill led his offense in this scheme and looked to embrace his new role of having freedom to change and call his own plays at the line of scrimmage.
The player of the game in my eyes is RB Arian Foster; Foster had a two-yard touchdown in the game. Foster just had one series in the first half and sparked the Dolphins to their only touchdown drive of the half with five carries for 10 yards. The running back completion for the Dolphins just got interesting, RB Jay Ajayi carried seven times for 11 yards and caught two passes for a total of 12 yards. Foster had two receptions in the game for a total of 20 yards, which included a beautiful catch for 16 yards which put Miami into scoring position on the Falcons 22 yard line.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill completed 20 of 29 passes for 155 yards. Although he didn’t produce many scoring opportunities while he was in the game, he did move the ball effectively.
The defensive lead by DT Ndamukong Suh and DE Cameron Wake kept the Falcons out of the end zone for the game. Suh however, did leave the game with an ankle injury in the first half, also on the injury front, RB Isaiah Pead suffered a hamstring injury and LB Jelani Jenkins injured his ankle.
I am really excited to see Adam Gase’s no-huddle offense flourish this year. I really liked what I saw in its limited fashion against the Atlanta Falcons and will be curious to see how it will be used in the regular season. I think wide receiver’s Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills (who had an excellent game) will benefit from this scheme and get into the end zone more than not.
With this win, the Miami Dolphins move to a 2-1 record in the preseason with one more to go on September 1st, when the Tennessee Titans come to Miami, where Miami will showcase the new improvements to Hard Rock Stadium in Florida.