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Devante Parker must become more involved in Miami Dolphins offense

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The Miami Dolphins need something to change when they return to NFL action this weekend against the Tennessee Titans.

The franchise is hoping that the appointment of Dan Campbell as interim head coach will herald a new era, and the former tight end coach has promised an upheaval for the 'Fins moving forward.

Key change required

But, whilst those changes may begin with improving the highly-paid defensive line or getting the run game going, there is, in my opinion, one key decision he must make as soon as possible.


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Miami's first round draft pick, wide receiver Devante Parker, has been criminally underused through the first quarter of the season and he must now be given a proper opportunity.

Yes, the former Louisville standout was struggling with injury through preseason and the first few weeks of the season, but he himself said this week he is 100-percent ready to go right now.

The Dolphins' offense, much heralded before the season, needs kickstarting and Parker is the man to do just that.

Opportunity needed

Greg Jennings is currently ahead of him on the depth chart, and that simply makes no sense with the veteran having shown little to get excited about since arriving in the offseason.

With Miami 1-3 this season the team needs a spark, and Ryan Tannehill must start getting the ball into the hands of Parker.

Campbell, in his interim role, has more room to experiment that an under pressure Joe Philbin had.

And, with Parker having a higher ceiling than any of the other receivers on the Dolphins' roster right now, this weekend is the perfect time to put some faith in the physical and fast wide receiver.

What's more, Parker offers an answer to one of Miami's biggest problems so far this season. The Dolphins are currently averaging just 6.32 net yards-per-passing-play, the rookie receiver has the ability to change that by blowing the top off any defense in the league given the right opportunity considering his speed.

Given the AFC East team's current situation - a team in flux and a fan base in need of a reason to cheer - this weekend's game is the ideal time to throw the ball Parker's way rather than hide him away for 2016.

Let's face it, even if the youngster fails to make good on his potential right away, he can't do any worse than those in front of him in the queue. 

Dolphins fans: What is the biggest change Campbell needs to make? Have your say in the comments below...

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