Yesterday’s loss to the Jaguars revealed a number of problems with the Dolphins, but perhaps most troubling is that their highest-paid player is already doing is own thing.
According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, one of the problems yesterday was that star free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh “strayed from [defensive coordinator] Kevin Coyle’s script.”
While Suh has the ability to make plays with his singular talent, that can also create mass confusion among the other 10 players on defense if he’s not where he’s supposed to be.
Asked to explain his lackluster play against the Jaguars, Suh said: “I couldn’t tell you. At the end of the day, we have to go back to the drawing board and figure out what we want to run so guys can make plays and go from there.”
They didn’t make many, allowing the Jaguars 273 yards before halftime and 396 total.
But they also need Suh to be part of the answer, which might be difficult since his contract gives him more job security than anyone in the building other than owner Stephen Ross.