Fire Kevin Coyle
Aug 16, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Miami Dolphins defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
To me this is a necessity. Kevin Coyle is a good coach but he is a better positional coach and I think he is overmatched in NFL games. More often than not this year we have watched his unit give up 4th quarter leads, we have seen a complete lack of in game adjustments and have watched halftime adjustments simply not work. You could say that decimation of his secondary played a large role in this seasons late game collapses but Coyle’s defense has always been around the beef up front and they haven’t at time been able to put much pressure on opposing offenses.
The Dolphins got hit with injuries early at linebacker as well but the linebackers held their own more than anyone expected. The reality is Coyle hasn’t shown a consistent ability to elevate his defensive players and hasn’t called a game that is consistent with putting his team in position to dominate. Against the Vikings is a perfect example. For most of the game the Dolphins were behind and the defense looked once again out of sync. In the 4th quarter when the team needed it the most, it wasn’t the coach who changed the game plan, it was the players that took over the game.