- Jul 30, 2004
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cg illinois: How will the Dolphin defense do this year with the off season changes? It appears they should get pressure on the QB every play, but no secondary?
Gary Horton: (11:39 AM ET ) Nick Saban is an outstanding defensive coach ... and you're right, he knows how to put pressure on opposing QBs. Even though the secondary looks like it's dramatically weakened, when you have a great pass-rush, it takes pressure off those guys b/c you don't have to hold your coverages as long. The pressure from the fron-7 will get to the opposing QBs and mask their deficiencies in the secondary. That's what the Dolphins are counting on. This defense will probably play better and smarter than their talent level would indicate b/c od Nick Saban's brilliance.