Monday, December 7, 2015

Campbell expects bounce-back from pass attack

Aside from a 38-yard highlight-reel-worthy touchdown catch by DeVante Parker, the Miami Dolphins' passing offense Sunday left a lot to be desired.

The Dolphins ultimately ousted the Baltimore Ravens, 15-13, though quarterback Ryan Tannehill struggled against a passing defense ranked in the bottom third in the NFL.

Tannehill finished 9-for-19 with 86 yards, including the scoring strike.

“Certainly most games if you’re throwing for 86 yards you’re hoping you get three touchdowns out of those 86," coach Dan Campbell said Monday, via the Palm Beach Post. He isn't concerned, however, about the air attack and vowed that it would complement the run game better moving forward.

Miami gained 137 yards on 26 rushes against the Ravens.

As for the rookie Parker, the team will have a decision to make regarding his role when Richard Matthews returns.

“That’s hard to say just because of where Rishard Matthews has been and knowing the production he’s got when he comes back,” Campbell said. “... I’ll say this: DeVante Parker’s getting better. And with every play he makes it’s going to be harder to get him off the field.”


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