6 Reasons the Miami Dolphins Will Run the Ball More in 2012

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6 Reasons the Miami Dolphins Will Run the Ball More in 2012
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The Miami Dolphins might have replaced Tony Sparano and his smash-mouth philosophy with Joe Philbin and his air-it-out mentality, but don't think Miami will suddenly abandon the run in 2012. 

In fact, the Fins may run the ball more this season.

Over the last four years, Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano tried to build a big, bruising offense that would overpower opposing defenses with sheer force.

However, that blueprint proved futile and outdated. 

Now, the Dolphins are making a 180-degree turn. 

Jeff Ireland and Joe Philbin have set out to construct an explosive, complex offense that will eventually rival those of the Patriots, Packers and Saints. Before that can happen, however, the Dolphins need to stockpile weapons through the draft and develop them. 

In the meantime, Miami may remain a run-first team. 

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