Jimmy Wilson, a converted safety for the Miami Dolphins, has become a popular target for opposing offenses, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel. Wilson hopes to reverse the trend Thursday when Miami heads to Buffalo to take on the Bills. The Dolphins pressed Wilson into the nickelback role after cornerback Richard Marshall went down with a back injury. With Marshall placed on injured reserve last week, it appears that Wilson will man the nickel spot in the Miami secondary for the rest of the season.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, Wilson is rated as the 86th best cornerback in the NFL, and opposing quarterbacks have a 107.3 passer rating when throwing to receivers he's covering. The Titans and Colts both picked on Wilson extensively.
"He has to be more consistent in his coverage," defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said. "He's had a couple third down conversions against him, both last week and against [Tennessee]."
The Bills often use a spread offense, so Wilson may find himself under the microscope again Thursday. His performance could go a long way to determining Miami's chances for victory.