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J.T. suggests Dolphins run on Steelers

New York Jets outside linebacker Jason Taylor has some advice for his former team.

Taylor recommends the Miami Dolphins establish the run Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Never mind that Pittsburgh's defense ranks No. 1 against the run, Taylor declared.

"I know it sounds crazy," said Taylor, who stopped by the "NFL Live" set with the Jets on a bye this week. "The Steelers have a great run defense. But [the Dolphins] have got to run the football. They have got to have rushing attempts.

"Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown? Two of the best running backs in the league, in my opinion. Former teammates and two guys that run very hard."

The Dolphins rank 14th in run offense at 115.6 yards a game and are tied for 22nd at 3.9 yards per carry. That against the Steelers run defense (63.6 yards allowed per game) doesn't seem like a mathematical match.

"They've got to protect Chad Henne," Taylor said, "and part of protecting your quarterback is being able to run the football, keep the defense off balance a little bit.

"If you get in the situation where Chad Henne has to drop back and throw the ball a bunch of times, this Pittsburgh Steelers team has too many blitzes."