The Miami Dolphins have been getting some good performances from their linebackers in pass coverage, according to head coach Joe Philbin. When asked about that particular aspect of the defense, Philbin was quick to heap praise on several different players.
"I would say that the two guys that stay in in nickel are probably the two best. They’re very similar, Karlos (Dansby) and Kevin (Burnett) really do a good job," Philbin said. "And Koa (Misi) did a very, very good job, the one play that pops in my mind from the other day was a play where he kind of re-routed [Seahawks wide receiver] Golden Tate and then made a real nice tackle in the open field."
The Dolphins limited Seattle to 216 yards passing in their 24-21 victory. That win snapped a three-game losing streak for Miami and helped to solidify its second-place position in the AFC East behind the New England Patriots.
Despite the efforts of those linebackers, though, the Dolphins rank 26th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game.