Chad OchoJohnson's Miami honeymoon may be over, but if training camp and the preseason are any indication, he might not be needed in Miami anyway.
This offense looks good. Legit good, not good in a "compared to the Chad Henne/Tony Sparano days."
Yes, I know it was against Tampa Bay's third- and fourth-stringers, but that offense would've done well against any decent NFL defense.
They were in sync, communicated well and did what had to be done.
They would do very well with Miami's staring offensive line.
Ryan Tannehill's numbers were outstanding: 14-of-21 for 167 yards and one (should've been two) touchdown. Quarterback rating: 106.6.
Then there's Roberto Wallace, who had four catches for 71 yards, while Julius Pruitt had six catches for 52 yards.
Second-year tight end Charles Clay had three catches for 49 yards and Miami's only touchdown of the game.
But stats aren't everything, you had to see how they played together on the field—like a well-oiled machine.
Just add Miami's starting offensive line, along with Anthony Fasano (who's a sleeper simply because we will get to see what its like when the pass is supposed to go to him as opposed to him just being a checkdown option) and Reggie Bush and you have a very good offense that will be fun to watch.
The perfect contrast was seeing the first-team offense sputter save for Reggie's 17 yards on four carries and Fasano's three catches for 29 yards. It was frustrating to see, while the younger Dolphins offense was fun to watch.
So, let's get Pruitt, Clay, Wallace and especially Tannehill with the first string next week in Carolina—Miami has to give them that test next week (and for the rest of the preseason) so we can see how good they really are and if they can live up to the potential they showed on Friday night.