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.
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."