Miami Dolphins players are "beyond furious" and "irate" with the coaching of defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle in the team's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
The players' ire is reportedly focused on Coyle's adjustments and overall game plan, including the decision to have linebackers Cameron Wake and Jason Trusnik cover Chiefs running back Joe McKnight. McKnight had six catches for 64 yards and two second half touchdown catches in Kansas City's 34-15 win.
For the game, the Chiefs had 342 total yards and 174 rushing yards despite the absence of star running back Jamaal Charles, who sat out with a high ankle sprain. The rushing total was a season high for Kansas City.
“I mean, it’s tough,” linebacker Jelani Jenkins, who recorded a team-high 14 tackles, said when asked about the Dolphins’ ugly performance Sunday. “We just have to make the adjustments.”
The Dolphins had allowed 315 total yards in each of their first two games and an average of 101 rushing yards.
Miami has now lost two straight games since opening with a 33-20 win over the New England Patriots.
- Ben Estes