Expect more Jonas Gray on Sunday when the Dolphins play in Tennessee. Expect more DeVante Parker (and less Greg Jennings), too, as the Dolphins looks to shake things up beyond just the call to animal-ism that Dan Campbell is understandably making.
It’s time for Parker to see the field more. He was the No. 1 draft pick for a reason, and his size and athleticism are needed on an offense that’s having trouble getting into the end zone. He has just four catches for 49 yards.
Gray is a more physical back than what the Dolphins have. He has just 10 carries for 49 yards (4.9 average) this year. Lamar Miller has 37 carries for 131 yards (3.5 average). Damien Williams has five carries for 22 yards (4.4 average).
Miller should get an opportunity to run the ball, but this call for more Gray is a bit worrisome. Miller averaged 5.1 YPC last year, but is only generating 3.5 YPC this season. Did he suddenly forget how to run or are there larger issues with the offensive line and/or commitment to the running game? We're betting on the latter. As for Parker, he's worth a stash on the news that he should see more snaps ahead of Jennings.