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Mike McDaniel Responds to Calls for Change on Offensive Line

Adam Taylor McKillop
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel responds to calls for change on the offensive line.
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel responds to calls for change on the offensive line. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Ever since quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down with that brutal concussion, questions have been raised about the effectiveness and quality of the Miami Dolphins offensive line. This is a unit that's allowed the 10th-most sacks in football thus far.

Head coach Mike McDaniel responded to these calls for a change on the offensive line.

Speaking with Dolphins insider David Furones, McDaniel essentially dodged the question. He said, simply "they're letting guys compete for jobs, which is how he treats and reps all position groups."

That can be a bit frustrating for Dolphins nation. This is the same team that got off to a terrific 0-3 start, before the Tua concussion and three straight losses. Miami's potential for a special season is very much on the line.

Fully healthy performances from tackles Terron Armstead and Greg Little should help mitigate some of the current issues, but it's a unit that's put together substandard play. Armstead and Robert Hunt are the only linemen with PFF ratings of 76.0 or better. Liam Eichenberg is currently working with a dismal 42.4 rating, and neither Little or center Connor Williams rate better than 63.0.

For now, the Dolphins o-line seems to be steady. Perhaps this is an area the team can address at the looming trade deadline.

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