The Dolphins were drubbed by the Titans last week 37-3, and it was a rout early as Tennessee sprinted out to a 21-0 lead just a minute into the second quarter. Chris Johnson also ran for 126 yards against the then third-ranked run defense. Miami defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle however, is hoping Johnson serves as good prep for a very similar breakaway back in Buffalo’s C.J. Spiller.
“Very similar, and their schemes are somewhat similar in that they feature similar type running plays,” said Coyle. ”They’re not the type of teams that line up and try to mash you off the ball. They try to get body on a body, get some movement and let those backs find the creases and use their athletic ability. They have speed unlike most guys in the league, both Johnson and Spiller, in that you practice against it, yet when you see it for the first time in a game it’s a little bit different.
“Sometimes it takes some getting used to the speed of the game so to speak, but we can’t waste any time getting used to it here this week. We have to be prepared to go out there and I think we’ll do a better job.”
Miami’s run defense over their last four games is giving up over 135 yards rushing per game.
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