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Defense Is Doing It
of the media hoopla about the Dolphins focuses on RB Jay Ajayi and the
offensive line. Less noticed is the Dolphins defense, who are greatly
benefiting by the resurgence of the running game. The D no longer has to
play almost three-fourths of a game because of offensive ineptitude.
The results speak for themselves, and the Dolphins defense is not only
rising to the occasion, it's also moving up in several key metrics.
are the key responsibilities of NFL defenses? They are, quite simply,
STOP the run, STOP the pass and STOP third down conversions. How are the
These Dolphins defensive hogs are ranked 10th,
and rising. This is a three-phased stat, including rush yards per
attempt, negative pass play % and third down %.
The Dolphins rush defense is 26th,
giving up 4.5 yards per rush. Room for improvement! The defense forces
negative pass plays on 8.3% of plays, ranking them 12th. Where the hogs
shine is limiting offenses to 30.84% third down conversions, best in the
Defensive improvement will continue as long as the
Dolphins offense doesn't sputter. When fresh, the Miami Dolphins defense