Tyrod Taylor is making his return to the field this Sunday against the Dolphins which could be good for Miami or terrible, depending on how Miami’s defense is playing.
Historically, Miami has generally struggled against mobile quarterbacks who are good with extending plays using their legs. Miami has done a better job this year, at least when it comes to Josh Allen, for the majority of games when they have played. I’m not trying to compare Allen to Taylor, since one is clearly better than the other. Perhaps, however, Miami is starting to turn the corner in terms of defending these types of players.
Taylor is a competent quarterback, who has done a better job managing the position than people generally give him credit for over the course of his career. He is a decently accurate passer and is capable of running an offense, even with the limited weapons that this Texans’ offense has on its roster. Taylor has been known to make mistakes, however, and Miami will need to make a few turnover-generating plays to keep the offense from finding the end-zone.
Miami will need to be careful with his ability to extend plays. If he breaks the pocket, Miami’s secondary will have to stay disciplined, which is definitely easier said than done. They will also need to make sure that the defense that showed up for the first few quarters against the Bills comes to play right out of the gate on Sunday. If Miami’s defense can do that, they should have no problem keeping Taylor from having a positive comeback game.