Anybody have a subscription to ProFootballfocus? The reason I ask is because I remember reading a post from someone saying that the Dolphins ran the ball somewhere around 65% of the time in the red zone. I have also read that same stat when people talk about how many more TD's Tanny could have thrown if Sherman would have loosened the reigns a bit and called more pass plays in the red zone.
The reason I'm asking is this. If it can be used for an reason/excuse as to why Tanny didn't throw more TD's why can't it be used as a reason/excuse as to why Hartline and Bess didn't catch more TD passes? To look even deeper for the answer one would have to also look at every pass play called in the red zone and see if a player was open but the ball just went somewhere else, to someone who was either open quicker or someone who was a higher option in the plays progression. Just a hunch, but I'm guessing many times we would see the #1 option as the TE. Until you can answer these questions I don't think you can say either way Hartline and Bess weren't play makers, because in between the 20's, quite often those two WR's were 1st down machines.