Report: Dolphins making a change on offensive line

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The Dolphins are reportedly making a change to their starting lineup on offense.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the team is expected to insert second-round pick Liam Eichenberg into the lineup at left guard. Solomon Kindley would go to the bench after starting the first two games of the season.

Eichenberg started the opener at left tackle because Austin Jackson had only been activated from the COVID-19 reserve list the previous day.

The report indicates the team has also mulled moving Jackson to left guard, shifting right guard Robert Hunt to right tackle, and putting Eichenberg at right tackle with Jesse Davis taking over at left guard. All options reportedly remain on the table should the line continue to struggle way it did against the Bills in last Sunday’s 35-0 loss.

5 responses to “Report: Dolphins making a change on offensive line

  1. The more I look at our picks the last two years the more I’m thinking that we have no idea how to identify a quality lineman in the draft.

  2. On Kindley, LG is your speedy, better guard. He was promoted this year from RG to LG. But he’s playing worse. So I think the promotion experiment is over. He goes to top backup / challenging for RG.

    The big problem in Buffalo was the speedy edge rushers getting around our tackles, rather than a big push up the middle, so replacing Kindley, although a good move, is the least of our problems.

    Eichenberg is probably our best lineman. LT and RT are the 2 highest priority spots, and he should be manning one of those. He needs experience no matter what. But I think he’s a tackle and not a guard.

    There is the question of what to do with Austin Jackson; When LT Ereck Flowers couldn’t cut it at LT, he moved inside to LG; so that is an idea. You could move him to RT as well, or demote him to backup. I think for this year, I think the LG makes more sense.

    Jesse Davis has always been a backup; You can go with Hunt or Roderick Johnson(after he comes up to speed).

    If we had taken Penei Sewell in the draft as well as Eichenberg, we would have been better off.

  3. You’re not supposed to have this much dysfunction on your O line after only 2 games, as i’ve been saying for YEARS, the Dolphins GM is the most incompetent in the NFL, not even a close second.

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