Miami Dolphins plan to limit Nick Chubb by getting ‘everybody to the ball’ says Josh Boyer

Nick Chubb

Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Josh Boyer gave some insight into how the team plans to slow down Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb in Week 10.

Chubb leads the NFL this season with 10 rushing touchdowns, and he should be coming into this game relatively fresh, as the Browns had their bye week in Week 9.

It makes sense that Boyer wants his team to rally to the football to bring down Chubb, as the University of Georgia product has already broken 17 tackles on rushes so far this season. Chubb’s career high for broken tackles on rushes in a season is 32 (in the 2019 season).

The Dolphins have been mediocre against the run so far this season, allowing their opponents to get 4.6 yards per carry. They’ve also given up 11 rushing touchdowns in the process.

The Browns love to run the ball with Chubb and Kareem Hunt, especially with Jacoby Brissett under center. Brissett is far from an elite quarterback, so the team is content with letting him manage games while relying on Chubb and Hunt to move the ball.

In eight games this season, Chubb has carried the ball 149 times for 841 yards (5.6 yards per carry) and 10 scores. The Browns are 3-0 this season when Chubb gets more than 20 carries in a game.

The Browns picked up a win in their last game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8, but they are just 3-5 on the season. The team needs as many wins as it can get in the second half of the season to truly make a push for a playoff spot in the AFC.

The Dolphins, who come into the game on a three-game winning streak, are just half a game behind the Buffalo Bills in the AFC East division.

Boyer and the Dolphins clearly know that every game is crucial at this point in the season, especially since every team in their division is over .500 entering Week 10.

There’s no doubt that Chubb is the engine of the Browns offense, so slowing him down would improve the Dolphins’ chances of winning in a big way.