Statistically Tyrod Taylor isn’t going to light up the league but against the Dolphins he finds a way to make Miami pay for having speed with the outside pass-rushers. Miami has had problems with containment and while this is not a problem with pocket-passers, it is a problem with mobile ones.
Taylor is a mobile quarterback. He doesn’t have blazing speed but he can take advantage of holes that are left unprotected or created when the pocket collapses. This is where the Dolphins must improve, especially against the Bills.
The Dolphins outside pass rushers, Cameron Wake, Andre Branch, and Charles Harris will do fine getting in the face of Taylor and forcing him to make mistakes but as that protection breaks down, it will be players like Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons on the outsides to contain the edge and the middle linebacker to have the vision to step into the hole as the lineman clear.
Miami had issues at linebacker last season and they opted to go the Timmons route instead of a younger free agent. Timmons shouldn’t be a problem even on the outside but with Raekwon McMillan out for the year, Miami needs Mike Hull to step up.
In two games last season, Taylor rushed for almost 100 yards combined.