Defense looks to get back on track
All Matt Burke could do was throw his Microsoft Surface tablet to the ground in disgust.
In the midst of giving up six touchdowns to the Houston Texans a week and a half ago, the Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator grew frustrated as his defense surrendered big plays in a second straight loss in the span of five days.
The Dolphins (4-4), teetering on the edge of disappointment while still in the midst of the AFC p l ayo f f d i s c u s s i o n mi d way through the season, hope to get back on track in Sunday’s Week 9 game against the New York Jets at 1 p.m. in Hard Rock Stadium.
First, the Dolphins need to avoid giving up big plays that have resulted in costly points for opposing teams the last two games.
“Obviously, I was frustrated. I was frustrated. Very frustrated,” Burke said this past week.
“We were just cutting guys loose. [Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson] had five touchdown passes and four of them were to uncovered players. It’s not like they were contested catches or something got schemed up. We were just not even covering guys