It has not been a pretty start to the season for the Dolphins defense. Through three games, Miami ranks 26th in total defense (391.0 yards per game) and 19th in scoring defense (24.7 points per game).
"No. I couldn't imagine that, but that's the reality of what it is and that's my job," Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said Monday. "I take responsibility for that. It's on my shoulders. It's my job to make sure we are playing winning defense and I've got to get that done. I'm disappointed, but I'm mostly disappointed in myself."
The Dolphins haven't been great at forcing turnovers either. They have only two interceptions and no forced fumbles.
The pass rush has also been non-existent. Miami has one sack, which is tied for the lowest total in the NFL with San Diego.
"I don't think we've shown our identity yet to be quite honest with you," Coyle said. "We've been playing on our heels a little bit throughout the past three games. We haven't just been able to go out and attack. I think that's something that we need to address as we move forward. Eliminate the thinking and just let guys to just go out there and play football. Hopefully that will show what our guys are capable of doing as we move forward."