Miami Dolphins’ Jordan Phillips suddenly ‘unstoppable’ and ‘dominant’

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips sacks Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian during the second half of a game at Hard Rock on Sunday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

DAVIE — Jordan Phillips showed all the reasons why he the Miami Dolphins drafted him in Sunday’s thrashing of the Broncos.

In the third quarter, Phillips transformed into a monster.

First, Phillips shed a block and threw down Jamaal Charles for a four-yard loss. The giant man then stomped around in celebration. Later in the quarter, Phillips bull-rushed and overpowered the right guard and threw Trevor Siemian down for a sack.

Head coach Adam Gase has seen a different Phillips recently.

“He’s a big, athletic guy,” Gase said Thursday. “When he is rolling, and he starts feeling confidence, especially early in the game, he’s a hard guy to block, because he feels dominant. He feels unstoppable. And I think that’s you know, he really, brought a great attitude last week. He was a guy that you heard on the sideline from the get-go. Locker room. During the game. Halftime. I mean, he has been feeling it the last few games.”

That Gase said Phillips brought a great attitude and is demonstrating leadership qualities is a breakthrough for Phillips.

In the offseason, Phillips cited an epiphany — he said he’d found a way to deliver more consistent production.

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Last season, Phillips had 23 tackles and 0.5 sacks. This season, Phillips is on track for 16 tackles and 1 sack.

Phillips has lost some playing time to Davon Godchaux, but the rookie missed last week’s game with a knee injury.

“I think he’s excited that we’re kind of at that part of that time of the season where it’s do or die,” Gase said. “We’ve got to get going and he’s been a guy that’s stepped up. He sees some guys are banged up and feels has has to step up. And he’s done that.”

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