Like Butter: Dolphins' Spreading It with Ronnie Brown Key to Demolishing of Pats

Rick BentzContributor ISeptember 26, 2008

I never thought I would see a pro football team implement and execute a spread option offense, but the Dolphins did just that Sunday. After getting embarassed by the Cardinals the week before, offensive coordinator Dan Henning and staff went back to the drawing board and crafted a strategy that was just brilliant.

It was the same basic spread option that my University of Utah Running Utes deploy with their talented twosome of Matt Asiata and Darrell Mack, only this was an even stronger two in Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. 

The Patriots were clueless to stop it, and considering Miami has a bye week this week to put in tons of wrinkles to this set, I would watch out if I were the San Diego Chargers

Out of this set, you can pass to multiple sets and run inside or out with literally four options of runners. This set also allows the young linemen to do more run blocking than pass blocking, which is their strength. 

Furthermore, it takes pressure off quarterback Chad Pennington and allows him to pass when it is appropriate, not all the time, like he had to against the Cardinals. Pennington is a quarterback that fits into a more conservative passing set, and this running attack will allow him to do just that.

Overall, I am very excited about this new scheme and cannot wait to see what they throw into it for the Chargers. Go Phish!