When Miami Dolphins‘ rookie defensive end Dion Jordan’s NFL career got started he was still recovering from a shoulder injury. That him start the season in a limited role and in a rotation. Mainly, Jordan has been used as pass rush specialist. The Dolphins are planning to use Jordan in that pass-rushing specialist role and won’t put him on the field if they think teams are running the ball.
“Dion is not going to be in there where teams are slugging it out running the football,” defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said, via the Palm Beach Post. “This team threw the ball 21 times in the game, and he was in there for half of them in the rotation that he’s playing in right now. If teams are going to be featuring certain personnel and running the football on first and second down, that’s not Dion’s strength at this point in his time here with us. That’s not going to change this season.”
“This team” Coyle refers to is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who they lost to on Monday Night Football. Jordan played just 9 snaps in the game because Tampa Bay is a run heavy team. He did manage to get two quarterback hurries in the game though.