Dolphins’ 3rd-and-20 blitz leaves field wide open versus Steelers, increases tank speculation
The Dolphins were poised to secure a 14-3 lead going into halftime. That was until they decided to run an all-out blitz that allowed wide receiver Diontae Johnson to run for a 45-yard touchdown, via Travis Wingfield of Fansided:
Yeah, this is either the worst call Brian Flores has ever made, or his best (tank). Inexcusable zero blitz in that situation. pic.twitter.com/yDONhynqUo
— Travis Wingfield (@WingfieldNFL) October 29, 2019
It is safe to say that the decision to run an all-out blitz in such a situation backfired on the Dolphins. Perhaps even more confusing is that they decided to run this type of play coming out of the timeout.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding the potential tanking going on in Miami after parting ways with a number of key players in the 2019 NFL season. Although the prospect of any team being willing to lose games is extremely far-fetched, plays like these make it difficult to dispel such notions.