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Kevin Coyle: Goat one week, genius next

Last Monday Kevin Coyle was showing regret and taking responsibility for that defensive call before halftime against Carolina that set his defensive backs at the goal line and let Carolina complete a pass and get a field goal.

This week, as is the case usually in the NFL, all things are new again. Coyle's defense gave up only one field. It was the lowest amount of points the team has allowed all year.

Coyle's a genius again. Until next week when the result will determine a new status.

Anyway, Coyle met with the media today. This is what he said:

(On if he anticipated this much production from Olivier Vernon) - “When you watch him in practice, it’s not a surprise to see him having the success that he had because he’s been a demon in the one-on-one pass rush since training camp. He’s a slippery guy, and he’s very powerful for what you might say is an undersized type pass rusher. He’s not a big guy. He’s not an overly tall guy yet plays with great leverage, has great strength and has some wiggle to him. He’s just doing a great job right now. I think it’s a combination of a lot of things with the other guys being good, the pass rushers as well, but he’s certainly stepped up his game. ”


(On what goes through his mind as a defensive coordinator when an opposing team changes quarterback) - “We anticipated that it might occurred in this particular game depending on how the game was going to unfold. There was some talk about that in the media and the newspapers prior to the game. We looked at (Matt) Simms on tape from in the preseason in the limited time that he had in some games in Buffalo and in Cincinnati he played a bit. But we didn’t think it was going to change their scheme dramatically. We just talked about the players, particularly on Saturday morning in our last unit meeting I spent time talking about Simms if he were to come into the game don’t be surprised, that type of thing. Really at halftime I didn’t want to make a prediction he was coming in, but we had talked about it as coaches right when we got together before we went to talk to the players. I said, ‘I got a pretty good hunch that he is either going to come in right now or if things don’t get any better we’ll see him at some point.’ ”


(On how much percentage wise preparation wise was for Geno Smith and Matt Simms) - “We got prepared for the Jets and what the Jets do. It didn’t really matter what quarterback was going to be in the game. It really didn’t.”


(On if Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe are playing better now than they were earlier in the season) - “I do. I think they’ve both given great effort since day one in everything that they’ve done. I think their comfort level in the system in the roles that we’ve asked them to take up you can see it, particularly in Philip in the last couple of weeks. He’s playing with a lot more confidence. He’s a lot more sure of himself and what he is doing out there. He flies around. He had a heck of a game I thought yesterday, Dannell as well. Both of them made impact plays in the game. The interception Dannell made was exceptional there. That was a critical point in the game. It’s a game where you felt geez we’re dominating the game yet one slip (we) could have been losing the game at halftime. Then (Ellerbe) made the pick. We got the field goal right before the end of the half and we moved on from there. I think both of those guys, and another guy I just can’t say enough about is Koa Misi. Sometimes he doesn’t get as many snaps in certain packages, but when you watch the tape and you watch number 55 on tape, there is nobody that plays any harder than Koa Misi or as effective. He’s having a heck of a year, he really is.”


(On if Brent Grimes has allowed a touchdown this season) - “I read somewhere that he hasn’t. It’s not something I sit there and start charting who gave up this and that as a team.”


(On if he recalls Brent Grimes allowing a touchdown this season) - “No I don’t. You know he’s playing exceptional. He really does a great job in coverage, and a lot of times unless you really just isolating on him you don’t realize how good of a job he is doing on some of these receivers that he’s matching up with. They tried to double-move him on the play before his interception, and he would have intercepted that one if the receiver had not kind of…there was contact in the endzone there as Grimes was going up for the ball. He had that one read, and he was going to go up and take that one away. And he supported the run yesterday. There were a couple of times the ball hit the perimeter he had to come up. One of the first plays in the second half he had to come up, crash, replace and did a heck of a job. He’s something else. He really is.”


(On Brent Grimes not dropping interceptions) - “He’s a phenomenal athlete, and he has incredible eye-hand coordination, athleticism, and I think he sleeps with the football (laughs). Really, as soon as he walks out on the practice field, you see him every day, he’s got a ball in his hands during stretch. He’s flipping it around. He’s catching it. He’s kicking it. He’s a ball of energy. He’s got great ball skills. He makes some catches he makes look so easy in practice at times. He’s a terrific athlete.”


(On where Will Davis stands right now in his growth) - “I’m glad he got a chance to get some snaps yesterday because he had a heck of a week, actually the last two weeks he’s had really good weeks of preparation. I wasn’t pleased with the catch (against him) at that point, but as I watch the tape I didn’t realize at the time the guy had run a double-move on him and had run a post corner. (Davis) got a little bit over the top of it and was a little late coming back onto it, but I thought the guy had just sat down near the goal-line there. Had he done that, Will should have been closer. Irregardless he should have been closer, but it wasn’t as easy a play to make as I initially thought. He’s coming around. He’s another guy with exceptional hands. He had about three or four interceptions in practice last week. Hopefully he’ll keep getting better and get more opportunities here as the season goes along.”


(On where Jamar Taylor is right now) - “Just like Will (Davis), I felt like the last couple of weeks both of them were really coming on and starting to play better in practice, play better in practice, make more plays in practice, play faster in practice. That’s important. For us to have confidence that they can go into the game, they have to make plays in practice whether it be for us as we are giving them more reps as a defense or on the scout team. Some of the real indicators a guy is getting ready are when he is going against the first team offense, and he’s making plays all over the field. Both of those guys are starting to do that recently.”


(On challenges from Pittsburgh’s offense) - “I’ve defended Pittsburgh or been on a team that’s gone against Pittsburgh for a number of year. I was trying to count it, I think Ben (Roethlisberger) started his rookie year, so eight plus we played him in the playoffs once, so we’ve played him 17 times. We are not on the winning ledger in a good number of those. He’s a heck of a challenge, and he’s got some real good talent around him particularly at the wide receiver position. He’s a unique challenge in that so many of his plays he’s able to extend and create plays. (He’s) different in a lot of quarterbacks in that when he does create plays he’s not running for the first down necessarily. He’s throwing bombs down the field. You see it time-and-time again, and this year is no different. So we are going to have a great plan. We are going to have to really be disciplined in what we do against them. It’s a big challenge. Pittsburgh is a tough place to play. It’s going to be exciting. They’ve got a great crowd there. They’ve got excellent coaches. My first opportunity to come to the league was under coach (Dick) LeBeau in Cincinnati. I’ve got a lot of respect and appreciate all that he’s done for me. It’s going to be fun to go there and play our best game of the year.”



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Seattle is a good team. They are a very complete Team.

Only a couple of teams in the NFC can probably beat them.

Coryell is the most short-changed coach in NFL history. Had he won a single SB, his status would have been legendary. I don't think any coach has had more impact on the modern era than Don Coryell.

I think the first team to catch up with Coryell was the Rams greatest show on turf with Warner. But Coryell had done it decades earlier.

Great thing about the AFC, with the exception of Denver, every team has major flaws, just some worse than others.

The AFC championship game may likely be Denver vs Rest of the field. Rest of the field will be who's playing the most solid football at the time.

Walsh was a disciple of Paul Brown. Walsh invented nothing. He had the good fortune of an incredibly complete team capable of implementing Brown's ideas.

The West Coast offense is a gross misnomer. If anything it was the Ohio offense, which doesn't sound so sexy.

The refs are "Stretching their balls"

The AFC is wide open. Denver easily has the fewest flaws. Look at the standings. Any team can beat any team right now. NFL has never had such true parity.

Coryell was not only the most innovative coach of his day, man was he gutsy. Threw tradition to the wind. He made the most dramatic change in offense in the history of the game

Coryell paved the way for Walsh and Shula. He made it less risky, less iconoclastic for them.

I will shut up now.

The Playoff picture in the NFC is already pretty decided. The Panthers and Niners would have to implode to not gain the 2 wildcard spots.

In Vietnam, Mando's favorite war occurred.

MP's had to guard the perimeters of the local dumps where GI's garbage was taken in order to keep the locals from eating garbage that was dropped off.

Vietnamese locals would desperately dive head first into piles of maggot filled garbage, eating anything they could, seemingly savoring every bite.

The problem was so great that both the U.S. and South Vietnamese armies couldn't contain the problem.

I'm reminded of that situation here.

No matter what Ross and Ireland do to ruin The Dolphins.

There's always going to be a bottom feeder element that is willing to dive head first into their garbage and savor what little they can.

A win over a team without a quarterback or a secondary and all is well, at least for now.

Darkoak even found a peach pit, spit out by Ross.

Arnsparger goes for Ireland's acorn dingleberry crumbs.

Anything to survive I guess.

Coryell didn't have Marino. What you call Modern Day they were running in the 50s in the NFL. Marino proved Quarterback is the Most Important Position in Sports.

What I am saying is that you are limiting the word Genius to fit what you want.

So you are saying Great Motivators aren't Geniuses because they didn't invent something. A bit Hypocritical. Hitler was a Genius. Jesus was a Genius. And neither of them could figure out how a Light bulb works. But I bet they can motivate any idiot to invent one.

What -I am saying is that Genius is anybody that is exceptional at what they do.

The people you think are Geniuses are they Geniuses at more than 1 thing?

No, right, you consider them a Genius because they are exceptionally good at that 1 Thing.

Genius and Master are synonymous.

So stop trying to act like a Genius when you are Fukkking with the Master.

I will shut up now.

Posted by: Bodine | December 02, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Please do and never return TROLL.


The refs are "Stretching their balls"

Posted by: Marc | December 02, 2013 at 11:21 PM

This is the mind of a child, who comes on this blog and disgusts me every time I read their bull.



Drew Brees' wr's have a grand total of 26yds receiving. That's an amazing stat.


We all know it hurts so much more when it is against your Jets.

But Agreed. The Fins should've Shutout the Jets. 31-0. At Least.

They need to do something similar to the Steelers for me to be convinced that the Fins are finally turning the Corner.

Wallace and Tannehill need to keep connecting. As long as he Targets Wallace 8-10 times a game. Keep him in Mind before and After the snap.

Tannehill needs to throw at least 3 TDs vs the Steelers. And this defense should feast on Big Ben after Thanksgiving. Minimum 5 Sacks as a Team.

OV is becoming a Jets killer!! :)


I really don't understand your post. Your language is uncalled for. You strike me as being very young,

Coryell had Fouts and Joiner and Winslow and Jefferson and Muncie. WOWWWWWW! And used them to their full potential.

I majored in science. I've always been curious about chemistry, biology and computer technology. it isn't merely about invention, it is about curiosity, innovation, and creativity to arrive there. Invention is your trite categorization due to lack of understanding.

Go you tube around. See how Intel chips are made. See what was behind the first computer user interfaces. See how thousands of years ago they measured the distance to the sun. See how they learned to tune a piece of Quartz to control your watch. Read up on how various vaccines were created. Read Isaac Newtons biography. Pure genius. Astonishing.

Sports is so utterly trivial in comparison. Nothing but a physical game of checkers. If you don't think so, you have some studying to do.

Bill go get laid. You're way too amped up. #Blog Police

The fan noise is a big factor Seattle is humiliating the Saints. I don't think they're that good without that noise.

34 - 7?

What a statement.

RIght now the NFL has to be pulling for a Denver Seattle SB. That would generate the biggest ratings. The public is tired of BradyGirl and BreesKatrina.

Just think the fins could have drafted Wilson...Rolled the dice with RT. Snake Eyes

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31 GM's passed on Wilson twice, and many 3 times. You just never know. It's a crap shoot.

FIRE ROSS is a Seahawks fan.

Watching "MY" team dominate.

Phins beat the sorry Jets and Phins fans can't resist jerking each other off.

Bill Arnsparger just blew his load.

Darkoak gave him a reach around.

Not arguing that Elmo. just saying who wouldn't rather have that guy?!

Fire Ross,

That picture @11:49 is for you to.

RIght now the NFL has to be pulling for a Denver Seattle SB. That would generate the biggest ratings.

Posted by: Elmo | December 02, 2013 at 11:47 PM

The NFL will rarely get what it wants. They created this monster, it's called parity. Built upon the foundation o the salary cap.

All talent on every team is fairly equal. The only great disparity is at qb. Teams with the greatest qb's usually hold the greatest advantage.

We have one of the best D's in the league.

Posted by: IPYD | December 02, 2013 at 11:49 PM


Marc is a troll and has nothing better to do than run his mouth off while its not round his boyfriends fat one.


Dashee is still in the closet.

Gee it is so obvious. Maybe he still doesn't 'know'?

He is on the wrong blog.

Peter King called a Seattle - NE SB.

All talent on every team is fairly equal. The only great disparity is at qb. Teams with the greatest qb's usually hold the greatest advantage.

Posted by: Sam I Am | December 02, 2013 at 11:54 PM

It could be that even the Neanderthal Sparano could have coached Brady and the Pats to as many titles. I think even Mr. Magoo could have coached that great 49's team to several titles.

Posted by: FIRE ROSS KILL MARTIN JAIL POUNCEY | December 02, 2013 at 11:50 PM


We can raise the bar a bit higher than to grovel at the level these FUCH'S so, so let's ignore them yes ?



Looks a lot like ur mom bent over.

We should all live our lives as Billy ArnsFarter says.

Posted by: Poops | December 03, 2013 at 12:05 AM



Having the right qb equals job security and longevity in the NFL.

Shula lasted over 30yrs with Unitas/Griese/Marino.

Enough said!

Billy ArnsFarter

Would you autograph my anus?

Sam, Sure, but getting those guys is the hard part. Keeping them is easier with the franchise tag, however back in the days of the Unitas/Griese/Marino period there was no cap and these guys rarely walked off to other teams. Today a franchise QB costs money, so you have to coach and develop younger players, who normally come a lot cheaper.

Shula lasted over 30yrs with Unitas/Griese/Marino.

Enough said!

Posted by: Sam I Am | December 03, 2013 at 12:10 AM

It is hard to think of a SB winning coach who didn't have a star QB other than Billick who had maybe the greatest defense of all time.

Signing out. Some of you can celebrate now.

Bill is very adept at spotting and ignoring trolls. He's also good at being a mentally-challenged closet homosexual.


You are just mad because that is how p*rn use to look like when you were young.

Darkoak gave him a reach around.

Posted by: FIRE ROSS KILL MARTIN JAIL POUNCEY | December 02, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Is this what you fantasize in the shower or something? Not my thing weirdo.

These are Armando's "Finest Followers".

Hurry Armando, this is what always happens when you aren't telling them what to think often enough.


When the offense moves the ball the defense is better for many reasons and so it goes.....

Good article. The Jets were weak. He took full advantage and looked like he was brilliant. I would love to see the same type of game against the Brady bunch. As has been said here there is only so much you can do.

What is the matter with some of the people on this blog. Kill Martin and Arnsburger have obviously been looking at too many penises when they are shining shoes. I am glad I wear sneakers and work boots.

One thing that is a certainty and that is there aren't any geniuses posting anything worth reading on this blog.

All this talk about whos a genius and whos not? With no mention of the creator of the heavens and the earth? Scientist and engineers may spend a lifetime focusing on 1 thing, neither of which can create a fly! Mankind takes what God has created and alters it like trees into paper, but mankind hasnt created a thing! We are flawed and take credit for things without giving credit the Lord and Cherisher of all the worlds? There are moutains that exist on Mars that are a thousand miles high, but even they are not the greatest or most ingenius thing in Gods creation, as God has also created Iron. Iron contains a chemical that erodes the mountains, yet it is not the most ingenius thing in Gods creation because God has created Fire! Fire melts the Iron and allows mankind to reshape it, yet Fire is not the most ingenius thing in God creation as God has created

Water, which cools and extinguishes the Fire, yet water is not the most ingenius thing in Gods creation as God has created the Wind, which lifts the water and carries it to wherever God wills, yet the Wind is not the most ingenius thing in Gods creation! Shall I inform you to what is the most ingenius thing in all of creation? It is the natual inclination that exist in the heart of men and women that serves to help and uplift their fellow man! That is why you will never, ever see a live human being lifted up in the mist of a tornado or a hurricane? You may see trees, homes, dead bodies, cars animals buildings ect ect but never a live human being? Go ahead and google it? Now whos the genius? How fast does the earth circle the moon? Anybody feeling dizzy? There was a time when we did not exist, we were. Gods law and ceation. Not giving nothing, then God allowed ourrents to join e werbrought forth into creation. On a day none only to God we will be removed from the life of this world and become nothing again! Then again on a day none only to God we oh mankind will be raised up again and reassemble down to our very finger tips, and we each will stand before our Guardian Lird and be judge about the things that we said and the things that we did while on this earth? God provides for every living thing yet mankind becomes an open disputer concerning


The voyager space probe, invented by man, a few months back left our galaxy and is now in interstellar space. Do you really think god is out there? Do you think god has a database of all creatures and monitors them? Is god for ants and cockroaches too or does he (it?) believe humans are superior?

if you believe in the silly notion of god, you shouldn't fear him, but despise him. He screwed up. Messed up the recipe because while spiders make perfect webs and bees many perfect honeycombs, man does nothing perfect. Worse all man does is destroy anything that is good. Man is the biggest fkkk up creature on earth. Not to mention easily corruptible.

If there is a god, he blows...letting innocent children die of disease and starvation for no purpose. But of course there is no god, just a little fantasy created to control the sheeple't

If Dolphins can win this game we have a very good shot at the Playoffs lose this one and most likely out. Probably won't beat the Pats even though we should be able.


The Dolphins overcame a decent NY Jet defense but really the lack of a NY Jets offense has a lot to do with this victory!

Coyle is a genius because they beat a horrible Jets team that would beat itself? I think not. We should be thankful Geno is horrible.

Wilson IS everything people think Tannehill is.

Well said Jeff

Beating Pittsburgh won't be as easy as some alluded to yesterday. It happens after every win, posters get light-headed and start seeing mirages of 3-4-5 string victories, which, in reality, NEVER seem to appear. Anyone who's witnessed the last decade of this team will recognize the trend, win one, lose one, win convincingly, lose ugly. Yet they continue to allow themselves to get their hopes up, usually to be dashed in the next game.

The truth is it's not even 50/50 that we win, the home team has the advantage (almost everywhere but Miami). But that doesn't mean we have no chance to win. Philbin said it in his post-game speech, "we'll have to play better to win the next game." And that's what people seem to ignore. Playing the way we did this week, while some are giving themselves a reach-around to applaud, WON'T be enough to beat the Steelers. It's easy to look like a genius vs. Geno Smith. Let's see how great you look vs. Big Ben (and the Pitt LBs).


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