What Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke said Thursday

Matt Burke’s defense is allowing 26.3 points per game, tied for second-worst in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. The Colts are worst at 27.3 per game. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

Here are some things Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke said Thursday before the Denver Broncos game:


• We’ve tried to focus Mike Hull’s learning on sub packages. We think Chase Allen provides extra size and stout in the middle.

• William Hayes had been playing really well. We know what he is as a run defender. Attitude-wise, he is a tough kid. And brings that bootstrap, work hard mentality. Hayes is happy here.

• On big passing plays allowed in the first and second quarters, rookie Cordrea Tankersley was to blame for one play because he was supposed to be in man on one play but didn’t. On another play, where Tankersley allowed a receiver to peel off, that was the right play, so it wasn’t Tankersley’s fault.

• Terrence Fede can help fill the void of William Hayes. Ndamukong Suh can play out there some.

• Charles Harris has been good. It’s a hard position as a rookie. It’s a hard position. He’s working through that. He’s played a bigger role than maybe intended at first. At times it may be a big much for him but long-term is helps. There isn’t a person in the building that would question his work ethic. He makes them open the weight room early every day. All these reps are going to be good on him. Got a hit on Tom Brady last week. Happy with the progress.

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