Keeping Josh Boyer could keep Miami Dolphins defense dominate
The Miami Dolphins defense started off cold this season and the team’s seven-game losing streak, after a week 1 win over the New England Patriots, is proof of that statement. The defense saw a resurgence and would obviously go on to win eight in a row.
The team’s final loss again the Tennessee Titans was a complete blunder on both sides of the ball, but the defense was gashed on the ground by the likes of journeyman D’Onta Foreman. The team got completely punched in the mouth and it was similar to what the Buffalo Bills would do to the team, but no other team really did that to the Dolphins.
With Flores gone there’s uncertainty on what will happen to defensive coordinator Josh Boyer. He has led a Dolphins defense that likely won’t change much to back-to-back top-10 seasons.
The continual success of Xavien Howard, Christian Wilkins, Emmanuel Ogbah, and Jerome Baler has been huge. The emergence of rookies Jevon Holland and Jaelan Phillips has been massive for a defense that should continue to grow.
The team will have some moves to make on that side of the ball, but not many. Keep Boyer could keep the Dolphins as close to the playoffs as they’ve been the last two years since there won’t be a need to learn a new system.