Photo: Flickr, hcabralBY NICK ST. DENIS
New Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle is installing his 4-3-base defensive scheme this offseason in contrast to former coordinator Mike Nolan's 3-4-leaning scheme.
And for the Dolphins' offense, the bigger defensive front has increased pressure.
"Aggressive. They're coming after guys, man," Dolphins receiver Davone Bess told Jesse Agler of the Finsiders Thursday. "A lot of pressure. They're not giving the quarterbacks enough time to check, they're not giving guys enough time to sit in the pocket.
"They want to put the pressure on and make quarterbacks make bad decisions."
Coyle was a defensive backs coach with the Bengals prior to taking the Dolphins' gig, so he understands the impact pressure up front can have on the rest of the defense.
The Dolphins tallied 41 sacks in 2011, which ranked in the top third of the league. However, they were 30th in forced fumbles with just nine.
Cameron Wake's upcoming work as a now-defensive end, a position he excelled at in the CFL early in his professional football career, will be a focus regarding whether the Dolphins succeed in wreaking havoc on opposing offenses.
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