Dolphins Make A ‘Speed’ Package On Defense

Dolphins_Jonathan_Martin_2013When Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle wanted to maximize the harassment of Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden in Sunday’s 23-10 victory, he turned to his “Speed” package.

It’s the ingenious formation Coyle came up with to get his three fastest and best pass-rushing defensive ends — Cam Wake, Olivier Vernon and Dion Jordan — on the field at the same time. The defensive ends line up with Vernon in the middle, Wake at left defensive end and Jordan at right defensive end.

But there’s more speed behind them with the usual linebackers trio of Dannell Ellerbe, Philip Wheeler and Koa Misi.

Source: Orlando Sentinel