There have been quite a lot of components concerned within the success of the Miami Dolphins protection final season, from progressive recreation plans to good particular person performances by gamers like Xavien Howard.
However let’s additionally not overlook in regards to the play calling, which helped the Dolphins baffle their share of opponents final season.
That is the place defensive coordinator Josh Boyer is available in, and Professional Soccer Focus gave him some main props in its sequence of NFL rankings.
Boyer came in at number 4 on PFF’s list of defensive play callers, ahead of well-established defensive coordinators like Leslie Frazier and Todd Bowles, the latter the former Dolphins interim head coach.
“In simply the second season of the Dolphins’ rebuild, and Boyer’s first as their defensive coordinator, they fielded one of many league’s greatest defenses, permitting them to win double-digit video games for simply the second time in over a decade,” PFF wrote about Boyer. “The Dolphins, rating simply 14th in pass-rushing grade, had been in a position to safe a league-leading 18 interceptions, led by Xavien Howard’s 10. Emmanuel Ogbah, who has lengthy been a bust within the NFL since being drafted No. 32 general in 2016, produced 9 sacks himself.
“Whereas a bit noisy, the Dolphins’ 2020 efficiency has an honest likelihood of carrying ahead as a result of entrance workplace’s continued effort to safe draft capital — one piece of which changed into Jaelan Phillips in April, the draft’s greatest edge defender.”
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Topping PFF’s listing of defensive play callers was new Chargers head coach Brandon Staley (he was DC of the Rams final season), adopted by Don Martindale of the Baltimore Ravens and Keith Butler of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is busy today making ready for his second NFL season, however he will be giving again after the Dolphins wrap up their offseason program.
Tagovailoa first might be conducting a digital soccer camp June 19 at 10 a.m. Hawaii time, the occasion sponsored by Procter & Gamble.
Ten days later, Tagovailoa might be again in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, residence for his nice school profession, for the Luau With Tua. The occasion at Bryant-Denny Stadium will characteristic Polynesian meals and leisure and profit the Tua Basis, the Boys & Women Membership of West Alabama, and Nick’s Children.
A complete of eight gamers weren’t noticed by the media through the open OTA final week, however three of them had been proven on the Dolphins Twitter account strolling onto the follow area this week.
The three had been vast receiver Will Fuller V, and linebackers Benardrick McKinney and Brennan Scarlett.
The opposite 5 who weren’t noticed by the media final week had been RBs Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed, defensive linemen Emmanuel Ogbah and Zach Sieler, and cornerback Xavien Howard.
Preseason Schedule Official
Although the Dolphins revealed their 2021 preseason schedule final month, the NFL formally launched the league’s total preseason slate Thursday.
As beforehand introduced, the Dolphins will face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Area on Saturday, Aug. 14, the Atlanta Falcons at Onerous Rock Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 21, and the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 29.