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Dolphins players reportedly 'furious' with D's plan

For the second consecutive week, the Miami Dolphins got blasted by 19 points. This time they lost to an undermanned Kansas City Chiefs team at home, 34-15.

The lackluster defensive performance has led to some rumblings out of the Dolphins' locker room. Specifically, players were peevish about defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle's game plan.

The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley cited one unnamed source who said Dolphins players are "beyond furious, irate" at Coyle's plan and defensive adjustments.

Coyle said Monday, per The Palm Beach Post, that he had not heard any grumblings of players upset at his scheme and attributed dissatisfaction as emotions running high without analyzing the game tape.

The coordinator added the team will review the defensive performance Tuesday and look at where he and the defense need to improve.

Some of the decisions players are questioning, according to Beasley, include having defensive end Cameron Wake and linebacker Jason Trusnik attempt to cover the speedy Joe McKnight in space. McKnight caught six passes for 64 yards and twotouchdowns.

The scheme, it should be said, was not what caused the cornucopia of missed tackles that plagued the Dolphins' defense all game long.

"We're not playing well enough over the last two weeks to win a football game in the National Football League," coach Joe Philbin said after the loss. "It's hard to say, but that's the facts."

Miami's defense was billed as the strength of the football team, but it has not looked good save one half against the New England Patriots.

Inside the locker room, players appear to be grumbling. Outside, the fans are already in full-throated revolt mode. And Philbin's calescent seat grows more uncomfortable by the week.

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