De­fense looks to get back on track

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - SPORTS - By Safid Deen South Florida Sun Sentinel

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

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