We all know that in order to have an effective running game, you must have a solid running back.
However, you can have the best running back in the league, but if you do not have a solid offensive line to open up the necessary holes, the running back could be limited.
Miami has been focusing on the running game over the past few seasons and have incorporated the Wildcat as another offensive tool.
Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams are solid running backs, but they are not able to run effectively if they cannot get past the line of scrimmage.
So far this season, Miami is averaging 4.8 yards per carry for an average of 177 yards per game. Ronnie Brown is averaging 4.8 yards per carry, while Ricky Williams is averaging 5.2 yards per carry.
Miami is leading the NFL in rushing attempts (188), yards per game (177), total rushing yards (885), first downs rushing (57), and are tied for the league lead with eight touchdowns.
Again, Brown and Williams are solid running backs, but they could not have put up these solid stats without a solid offensive line.
I think that the players on the offensive line are often shoved aside, while the limelight shines on the “key” offensive stars.
These players should get as much limelight as the “key” offensive players do when a running back has a solid game.
Without further ado, let’s meet the Dolphins unsung heroes, who allow Brown and Williams to break free of the line of scrimmage.