by Terry McCormick
June 01, 02012
The Miami Dolphins are junking the 3-4 defense they have played for a number of years, in favor of a 4-3 scheme, says the Palm Beach Post.
The 4-3 is the system of choice of new defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle.
"Obviously, applying pressure to the quarterback and disrupting the rhythm of the passing game is a huge part of defense in the NFL these days," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. "The scheme should be flexible enough that it takes advantage of what our guys can do."
The switch will cause the Dolphins to shift some key defensive personnel around to new positions. It will mean a move from outside linebacker to defensive end for Cameron Wake, who played that spot in the CFL. It will also shift end Randy Starks to defensive tackle, a position he has not played since he was with the Tennessee Titans early in his career.
"I definitely feel at home in there, inside the tackle," said Starks.
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