Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dolphins stressing red zone offense in OTAs

The Miami Dolphins' offense has put an emphasis on the red zone during OTA practices this spring.

Per the team's website:
"The difference between a field goal and a touchdown is four points, (and) most of these games come down to four points," offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said. "We plan on playing a lot of close games and being in some close games in the second half of the season. So those red-zone snaps are a huge deposit we want to make right from the get-go. The other thing is just that there’s extra teaching on that, there’s extra understanding on that and the more we can invest in that (the better)."
The Dolphins ranked 20th in the red zone last season, scoring touchdowns on 53.49 percent of trips inside the 20. For comparison, the New York Jets were third at 66.04 percent, and the New England Patriots fourth at 65.22 percent.