Too bad the defense can not hold on 3rd downs and stop drives. Phins are a woeful 31st rank in that category!!! WTF! https://www.teamrankings.com/nfl/stat/opponent-third-down-conversion-pct
The offense is really making life miserable for them, but the D was supposed to be the rock the rebuild was built on. The secondary is surrendering way too many yards for all that is invested in that unit.
They're giving up big yardage plays on 3rd down. I think they miss McCain more than they let on. I love Brandon Jones, but his coverage skills are not great, but this team shouldn't be surprised. If he didn't do it at Texas, what makes them think he can do it in the pros? Also, a liability in coverage is Coleman as he gives up too many big plays. May as well have Igby in there to learn.
I don't want to take away from what should be a positive post (since there are so many negative posts), but this fits in here. It definitely underlines what I am seeing from Coleman in games.
Barry Jackson (Miami Herald) wrote:
Needham — who loves studying his “favorite cornerback” Darrelle Revis, the former Jets star — has played well again this season; quarterbacks have an 86.6 passer rating in his coverage area: 9 completions in 14 throws for 104 yards. In fact, except for the finale last season at Buffalo — when he allowed three touchdown passes — Needham generally has been very good the past calendar year.
Coleman, conversely, has permitted 11 of 12 targets to be caught for 145 yards, which equates to a 117 passer rating in his coverage area.
Byron Jones has been very solid this season; quarterbacks have a 76.3 rating in his coverage area.
Howard has a 102.4 rating in his coverage area.
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