I also posted this in Club Level, but I think maybe we can start an intelligent discussion here instead of playing the blame game. Let me know what you think. Watching this game I realize we break the one rule in life that is always true. You will be most successful when your opponent does not know what you are doing. Tonight I saw us repeatedly use the same play over and over, which to an extent is fine. Here is what irks me. When you do run a play that many times it is usually to set something else up. We did nothing to shift the eyes of the defense. Nothing to set up the big play. Nothing to deceive our opponent. It was pure power football, which contrary to popular belief does not win games on it's own. When you run the same play repeatedly, even if it works, you limit yourselves. When we had an opportunity to put a dagger in their hearts...we lined up and ran the same plays they had seen all game. The most basic example of what I'm talking about is running to set up the play action pass down field. Which we did to a small extent, but isn't my point at all. Why do you move the tight end in motion every play to block instead of lining him up next to the tackle? So you can run a play where he chip blocks and takes off into the secondary getting behind the linebackers. Why do you exclusively run out of the wildcat offense? So that when you pass it is completely unexpected. Why do you run the curl route? So that you can have more success running a stop-and-go route. You see my point. What I saw today was an offense that was very good at doing what they wanted to do, but had no grand vision overall. It's great to punch away at a guys ribs all night, but it's all so he lowers his hands and you can stick him in the face. Without the knockout punch it is worthless. What we did all night was set them up for that knockout that we never attempted. One last thing that puzzles me is the play action with under a minute left in the game. Or even after the two minute warning. It is like showing someone an empty chamber of a gun, then threatening to shoot them. A false threat. In fact all it really does is turn the QB away from the defense and give him less time to make a proper read. ????: ThePHINS.com - Miami Dolphins Forums http://forums.thephins.com/showthread.php?p=841841 All that said this loss goes straight to the defense. Two of their touchdowns came in 49 seconds combined. That is absolutely horrible. I can't pin this loss on the offense, but I can say they left me with a lot to be desired. This isn't a fire Henning or bench Pennington thread, but rather a question of our overall philosophy and my wondering if we have one.