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Athletic front seven gives defensive coordinator Coyle options.
Some teams have a jumbo package and others have creative blitz packages on defense, but there can’t be too many that can boast the “speed” package the Miami Dolphins debuted in Cleveland last week.
Defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle, who likes to keep opposing offenses guessing, has been working like a mad scientist on ways to exploit the athletic talents of defensive endsCameron Wake, Olivier Vernon, rookie Dion Jordan and linebacker Koa Misi at the same time. Once he saw the freakish skills of Jordan, Miami’s first-round pick in April’s NFL Draft and third overall pick, Coyle envisioned limitless possibilities for his schemes.
“We’ve got some real athletic guys on the field there, and the good news is they are all pass rushers because they are all linebacker hybrid type guys, yet they all can cover,” Coyle said. “That’s a good thing. We feel fortunate to have that group. We’ll be able to do a lot of things. There’s a lot of versatility with that speed group on the field. We just scratched the surface with that.” (For full story and video use link below)