First impressions of Miami Dolphins defense straight from rookie mouths

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  1. phintim

    phintim Seasoned Veteran

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    Emphasis in the off season and the draft is to stop the run on defense which was our number one weakness on our defense last year. I agree with that philosophy. Start with stopping the run and make the opposing team one diminisional. This may not help us beat the Pats right away but it should help win more games period. Of course Harris and Tank proves there is a longer term plan to have a better pass defense too.
     
  2. Sons Of Shula

    Sons Of Shula not a dull boy Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Coaching and scheme is more important than sheer talent. Both factors you're leaving out here in your poor attempt at rattling off names that you don't recognize to deem them unnecessary despite an environment that put them in a situation to excel.
     
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    You're then removing him from the one area of strength which is being a press CB. If someone kicks Tankersley inside it would only highlight poor coaching and decision making on the defensive side of the ball.
     
  4. gregorygrant83

    gregorygrant83 A True Fan

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    While I agree that he's better suited for the boundry, so are Maxwell, Howard and Lippett. The question will be can any of the four play the slot, because you can only have two boundry corners on the field at a given time. Sure they should be on the boundry, but if it's third and long are any of them a better option in the slot than McCain? It might be better to have Tankersley trying to play the slot than being on the sideline watching Maxwell, Howard or Lippett on the boundry.
     
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    Get ready for the Michael Thomas show if McCain goes down.
    A lot of coverage rolls to get Jones working crossing zones and reading eyes. That leaves Nate Allen to play deep, granted I wasnt sure Isa could handle and he did quite well
     
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    Very reminiscent of Shula. If Gase is the next great up and coming young coach, then the Phins will be fine.
     
  7. Krush

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    To contain Brady the defense has to tackle well, Bobby McCain seems to let the defender cross his face and don't anticipate well, make Brady move to one side with a pass rush and tackle his receivers, father time will catch up to him, but until then punish him in the pocket, His receivers are running the the same drag routes all day long, McCain need to play better and stop thinking that someone else is going to have his back when he plays SOFT defense.
     
  8. where's th'fish

    where's th'fish Scout Team Donator

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    That goes without saying. And if all our draft picks and FA signings work out, we'll be fine, too. But every offseason we have multiple holes and every year we depend on FAs and rookies to fill them. And every year some work out and some don't. Tunsil was the only rookie who had an impact last year, and none did the year before, but surely Vince Taylor and Isaac Asiata will fill our need at guard and DT, right? And then there will be injuries and we'll have new needs to fill. That's why it's so hard to get ahead in this league.
     
  9. hoops

    hoops exited stage left

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    I will believe the olbs will be interchangeable in this scheme when I see it
     

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