Inside The Bills

Miami not an explosive team at all

Posted by Chris Brown on September 30, 2009 – 11:27 am

In addition to the stat listed in today’s story (More big play chances vs. Miami?) about how Miami’s defense is last in the league in yards allowed per completion (15.46 yds/comp), their offense has an equally ugly statistic.

The Dolphins offense is last in the league in the same exact category. Miami is averaging just 8.28 yards per completion on offense. It ranks 32nd. Part of that could be attributed to Chad Pennington’s infrequent use of the deep ball due to a twice and soon to be thrice repaired throwing shoulder.

For those that are wondering, the Bills are in the middle of the pack in yards per completion at 10.93. Leading the league with averages all at 14 or better are the Colts, Chargers, Cowboys and Packers.

I suppose that number could change with Chad Henne in the lineup now, but I’m not optimistic. In the early going the Dolphins coaching staff will likely focus on high percentage throws with Henne and support him with their strong run game.

If newly acquired Tyler Thigpen gets some action later in the season however, that number might go up. He’s been more apt to go downfield.

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