Report: Dolphins players tiring of Bill Lazor
When Bill Lazor stepped into his position as Miami's offensive coordinator, there was some optimism that his uptempo attack would be able to spark a Dolphins' group that possessed talent and lacked consistency a year ago.
So far this season it's been a mixed bag. In games against New England, Oakland, Chicago, Jacksonville and San Diego, Miami looked like the real deal, averaging 32.4 points per game. Of course, the defense played a major part in that with some scores of its own on that side of the ball. But the point remains, in wins, the Miami offense has shown signs of potency.
In losses to Buffalo, Kansas City, Green Bay and Detroit, the exact opposite has occurred, with the offense looking stagnant and slowed down. Now a report has come out that could explain some of this. According to NFL.com, Lazor's coaching style has worn thin with multiple players that haven't appreciated his tone or demeanor.
If players are unable to buy into a coach, it becomes extremely tough for that team to succeed. In Lazor's case, the players are probably not performing to his liking, which is why the abrasive behavior has surfaced. Perhaps this group wasn't used to this kind of style a year ago and the adjustment has just been harder than expected.
Regardless, this is something the Dolphins will have to get fixed immediately. They have a tough AFC East matchup with the Bills Thursday night, with both teams needing a win to stay alive for the postseason race.
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