View Full Version : Sparano Senior Bowl Press Conference (Wednesday)

01-28-2010, 04:43 PM

The challenge for big safeties is range and USC's Taylor Mays has demonstrated the ability to cover a lot of ground this week. Thinks Mays might be able to play a sub / nickel linebacker in some schemes but didn't sound confident.

Wants to get Alabama NT Terrence Cody to the point where he can be a three-down player. Would only be a two-down player in Miami's defense right now. Also said that Cody is a two-gapper and takes up "two full gaps".

Tight end is the most difficult position to play in the NFL other than quarterback.

Dolphins have not made a decision on whether or not to bring back Joey Porter.

Feels Ole Miss' John Jerry has handled the transition from tackle to guard well.

Has been impressed with Florida State S Myron Rolle. Thinks Rolle is in great shape and has displayed nice range.

Florida QB Tim Tebow has gotten better every day and now has a good handle of the offense. Also said that the Tebow spectacle down here is "something" but that it's good to see and neat.

Alabama's Javier Arenas is a good returner who catches and judges the ball well. Arenas loves to compete.

Thinks the NFL is more receptive to smaller players like Dexter McCluster these days because of their versatility and ability to contribute on special teams.