Sunday, August 24, 2014

In dress rehearsal, no shame in run game for Miami


There were some concerns with the Miami Dolphins' passing game Saturday night in the team's preseason bout with the Dallas Cowboys. The run game, however, was problem-free.

Miami tallied 200 yards on 35 carries via the ground, with most of the workload going to new Dolphin Knowshon Moreno, who is getting back up to speed after spending a chunk of the summer on the sideline to injury.

“It was just good to be back out there, adjusting to the things that are happening," Moreno said after the game, via the Sun Sentinel. "Defensively things are moving real fast so you’ve got to adjust to those things on the run and go at it.

"I think as an offense we did a good job. Offensive line had some good push up front so we were all able to run through those holes..."

Moreno gained 64 yards on 10 carries with a long of 19. Camp reserve back Orleans Darkwa led the Dolphins with 70 yards on six carries and a touchdown with a long of 53. Damien Williams also scored on the ground, and Lamar Miller picked up 34 yards on seven carries.

“I thought we ran the ball effectively," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. "It was good to see Knowshon out there running hard. I thought Lamar did a nice job as well and Damien in there with the next group so pleased with the running game."

Moreno will be asked to handle a decent workload with the 1b role behind Miller, so Miami has to be pleased with the way he's coming along. The offensive line also was solid considering it being in-flux with five new starters.

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