What Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said (Jets week)


The Dolphins offense is off to a good start after a 27-20 win over the Titans, but the challenge increases this week with a road game against the Jets.

New York has a strong defensive line, which is particularly problematic as the Dolphins shift their o-line because of an injury to left guard Josh Sitton. Right tackle Ja’Wuan James and left tackle Laremy Tunsil are both dealing with hamstring issues as well, but are expected to play.

The upside this week is that they should be getting wide receiver DeVante Parker back from a broken finger, which would open up the passing game even more.

Here are offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains’ thoughts heading into the Jets game:

-- He thought the lightning delays disrupted the offense’s momentum, but credited players for being resilient and said he heard no complaints.

-- At tight end, Loggains believes A.J. Derby is doing well as a receiver and blocker. He also sees rookie Durham Smythe making progress.

-- Wide receiver DeVante Parker sounds like he is going to play this week, which gives the Dolphins a tall target, which “is the thing we don’t have right now,” Loggains said. Kenny Stills was the tallest receiver in the offense last week at 6-foot-1.

[Lieser: Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is growing up when team needs him most]

[Humbling restart for WR Leonte Carroo, who still wants to prove the Dolphins right for drafting him]

[Lieser: Dolphins coach Adam Gase and the fine line between confidence and delusion]

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