What will the Dolphins’ most challenging personnel grouping look like?

Dec 29, 2019; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (88) catches the winning touchdown behind New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung (23) with less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

There are no shortage of different ways that you can move the ball in the NFL. Some teams like to space the defense out. Other teams will look to go with heavier personnel, but more unique athletes. A good example of such a team is the Baltimore Ravens, who called upon a slew of tight ends in Hayden Hurst, Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle to provide challenging formations for opposing teams. Pairing three tight ends on the field with QB Lamar Jackson’s athletic ability and deep passing can be a difficult riddle for opposing coordinators to scheme up how to stop — as evidenced by the Ravens’ 33.2 points per game last season.

For the Dolphins, consider the former strategy the team’s recipe for success. Chan Gailey has implemented a horizontal spread offense in his last few stops, meaning he will have the Dolphins use as much real estate as possible across the width of the field to test opposing defenses.

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