Brian Orakpo, dropping into coverage on passing plays (by my count):
12:14 in 1st, 3rd and 8 (1st down converted)
11:30 in 1st, 1st and 10
10:02 in 1st, 3rd and 2 (1st down converted)
9:19 in 1st, 1st and goal at 5
4:01 in 1st, 2nd and 27
:09 in 1st, 2nd and 7
13:45 in 2nd, 1st and 10
13:40 in 2nd, 2nd and 10 (1st down converted)
14:18 in 3rd, 2nd and 7
7:46 in 3rd, 2nd and 9
6:56 in 3rd, 3rd and 4 (1st down completed)
2:36 in 3rd, 2nd and 5
10:48, 2nd and 12
7:29, 2nd and 8 (1st down completed)
On numerous other run plays, Orakpo seemed set to drop into coverage until a run was evident.
It is inexcusable to not have our best pass rusher do what we pay him to do on at least 85-90% of passes. Far too often against Miami, we ended up rushing 4, with Kerrigan, Cofield, Bowen and Carriker. Quite simply, both Orakpo and Kerrigan need to be rushing the passer on every pass, with the occasional switch to give the QB different looks. Whether that means we play more often with a 4-man front or we rush 5 on more occasions, Jim Haslett needs to do a much better job maximizing the talent at his disposal. 50% is inexcusable, and a waste.
(It should also be noted that on the interception, Orakpo rushes up the middle, is occupied by the center and guard which allows Cofield to get in Moore's face to disrupt the pass)
When Haslett took over, he made a note that Orakpo only rushed the passer 400 times under Blatche and that he wanted to get him after the QB 800 times. It would be nice to actually see that transpire.