To be honest, I am so tired of the Jedd Fisch's vanilla offense and Mark D'Onofrio's outcoached defense.
First, let's take a look at the offense. The Hurricanes have loads of talented playmakers on this side of the ball, not just Duke Johnson either. Rashawn Scott and Phillip Dorsett are extremely quick and have terrific field vision.
So what does offensive coordinator Fisch call—swing passes and passes down the middle. I cannot understand why Fisch doesn't throw deeper passes?
I understand that their best wide receiver, Allen Hurns, was out due to injury, but Scott and Dorsett have the ability to be deep threats, if used appropriately.
I also hate the fact that Fisch doesn't get the tight ends more involved. Dyron Dye and Clive Walford had a total of three receptions for 18 yards—that won't get it done. Fisch needs to find a way to get the tight ends the ball at least eight or nine times a game. If he can do that, it will open up those deep opportunities.
The defensive side is the same old story. Coach D'Onofrio has absolutely no answer in stopping opposing offenses. You can't tell me that there aren't other schemes that the defense can run to utilize their playmakers.
Yes, I know Miami only gave up 10 points, but it's the amount of yards that is very concerning. Every single team Miami has played completely destroyed every the Hurricanes' defense line.
I honestly believe that Miami may need to go to a 2-5-4 scheme on defense—much like the Tar Heels' run now. Obviously the four linemen that Miami has on the field now haven't been able to get the job down.