Today, I'd like to share with you a review of some individual pass defense statistics. Below, I've created a table of every player who has recorded a sack, quarterback hit, interception, or pass defense.
In today's NFL, games are won and lost primarily by passing and stopping the pass. At 1-3, it's obvious that Miami's defense has not done an adequate job in this respect.
Here are the numbers:
Those numbers are pretty middling to say the least, and they look even worse when you consider that 6 of the sacks and 6 of the quarterback hits came in last week's game against Buffalo. That's half of this team's pass rush generated in a single game. Not to mention that all three INTs came in that one game as well.
And when Tryone Culver has more PDs than Yeremiah Bell or Gibril Wilson, you know the starting safeties are making zero plays in coverage.
These numbers absolutely have to improve if Miami is to have any chance at staying alive in this division.
I'll continue to keep track of these numbers and update them again at the midseason point.