Don't get me wrong here. A team needs exceptional skill players to win games. A great offense has to have great QB play, a running game and exceptional receivers who can make big plays. They are absolutely key to winning. And, I like the Dolphins skill group a great deal - even though they still need improvement and growth. However, it is a continual irritant to hear national media hype the QB or RB or WR as a winner or failure without regard to their team's offensive line or defense. (This goes back to Dan Marino discussions). But, the offensive line is going to have to pick up its play more than a marginal improvement if Miami is going to utilize its skill players effectively. Among QBs, only Russell Wilson has a higher sack rate than Tannehill. That doesn't include forced early throws from being rushed or a bad throw because of a pocket collapse. I am constantly amazed at how well Tom Brady is protected (for the most part) and is able to stand tall in the pocket and survey the field sometimes for 4-5 seconds as a near perfect pocket forms around him. It is rare that I've seen such with RT this year at all. This lack of effectiveness of the Dolphins OL also has a significant limiting effect on Mike Wallace and the deep ball. Of course teams will double but given time, RT could wait long enough and it may be Wallace would beat a double team deep. This is why raw statistical measures in football simply don't tell the story of a football game (as they might to a much greater degree in a baseball game). If RT, for example, is constantly having to hit short passes because of a strong pass rush, that go to receivers other than Wallace who may be on a deeper route - that doesn't say anything negative about Wallace (though that will impact his stats negatively). This is not a defense of Wallace. But, the point is, for this offense to be truly effective and for the skill players (who are essential) to be appropriately judged (including running backs), the offensive line is going to have to improve in holding its ground to form an effective pocket and in opening holes. At the same time, this is not to fully exonerate RT - who at times has not made the best read (even with a pass completion). It's one thing to complete a 12 yard curl route to a slot WR - but when that done and another receiver is open deep then a big play has been missed. In some situations - this may be a function of both RT and the OL - the line allowing too much pressure and RT being a hair quick to pull the trigger or not making his reads fast enough. That's why I like it when coaches (Philbin is one) never judge a player based on typical production and often will say, "We'll have to look at the film." The reality is the one truth in the NFL is that the "film never lies" as the cliche goes. Any media judgments based on superficial productivity will not tell the real story of a player.