Dolphins not taking advantage of Marshall in red zone

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 1:36 a.m.
Posted By Kevin Fishbain

The Dolphins' offense under Brian Daboll has been more of an attacking style, but it hasn't resulted in better red-zone play, which was magnified in the 17-16 loss to the Browns. In the loss, the 'Fins managed one touchdown and two field goals in three trips to the red zone. They are 22nd in the league in red-zone efficiency through three games. We hear that communication has been an issue for Chad Henne and his receivers. One daily team observer pointed out Henne's struggles putting touch and arc on the ball near the goal line, which was apparent in the season-opening loss to New England. WR Brandon Marshall's talent is still not being fully maximized inside the opponent's 20. In 17 games with Miami, Marshall has seven catches on 21 targets (33.3 percent) for 51 yards in the red zone with four touchdowns. In his four seasons in Denver, he caught 41 of the 78 balls thrown to him (52.5 percent) in the red zone for 304 yards and 18 scores.


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