The Dolphins hired Bill Lazor away from Philadelphia to be their offensive coordinator this year, and all offseason the word out of Miami has been about an up-tempo, fast-paced offensive attack. We haven’t yet seen what that Dolphins offense looks like against opposing defenses, but players on the Dolphins’ defense say the offense is giving them all they can handle.
Among those talking up the Dolphins’ offense is veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who arrived in Miami as a free agent this offseason and says he’s never before had to go against a team that uses the tempo that Miami’s offense has been using in Organized Team Activities.
“I’ve never seen anything this fast,” Finnegan said. “It’s great. It’s going to be great for us as an offense and defense. To go against one another, compete at this level and do it with this many bullets flying and people running around. So I’m enjoying it.”
Finnegan says the Dolphins’ defense can’t help but get better with the way the Dolphins’ offense is practicing.
“I think it’s great what the offense is giving us. It’s going to help us game time. Game speed’s going to definitely be slowed down for us and we appreciate it,” Finnegan said.
Last year the Dolphins missed the playoffs because they ended the season with a two-game losing streak in which they scored a grand total of seven points. The Dolphins cannot afford an offense that looks anything like that this year. If the talk out of Miami is to be believed, the offense this year will look a lot different.