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Thread: Bigger and tougher

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    Bigger and tougher

    Something I've thought about this offseason is the perception of our team and it's players.

    The common thread is our team is a fast and smaller one. The defense is built on quickness and a massive two-gap DT system. The OLB really are used for little more than contain and recognition. The corners are press and physical with the S being more like extra corners for deep help.

    The problems with this are that the team seems to wear down and lack a presence that puts fear in opposing players to not challenge certain areas of the field.

    I really like the front office concentrating on improving the overall balance of the entire team this offseason. The plan has been to add fiery personalties who can lead and prevent the team from getting down or feeling tired and collapsing at the end. The side benefit of this approach has been the fact that we have gotten bigger and tougher in the very areas we needed to. The middle of the field is a place where opposing WR's are supposed to be weary of venturing into, but with a converted CB playing SS and two OLB who are known as form tacklers rather than hitters, opposing players had little to worry about. Now the team must worry about the thunder of Knight at SS and the wood of Seau at WLB, these two players are known for their size and hitting and for being tough as nails competitors.

    Haley was a nice DT for us but was known as an athletic quick DT, Zgonina is a tough, strong DT known for being fiery and mean.

    I like the toughness we've added and a few hitters to go along with the athletic ability that has been in place for years here, I sincerely believe this will cause a few more dropped passes for our competitors and more big plays for our D.

    The big hope is the toughness and leadership allows us to not collapse and play the same on the road as at home.

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    Great Post. The middle of the Dolphins D is going to be a perilous place to be for opposing WR's. Sammy Knight is a fierce hitter as is as Seau.
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    Until now we had a very good group of tacklers. The FO has add some heavy hitters and it will make a difference on the end. I remember a couple of plays where Zack was in the backfield for a negative gain but he was run over for some critical first down.
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    Good point..that's one of the things I thought we miss when Brian Walker left..he use to be a punishing wood bringing Safety...we did get a little soft last year..plus Brian made plays..ie int's..
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    That is why I'm excited to see Seau and Knight. On 3rd down they will stop the run. Maybe Zack will miss his tackle, but he will disrupt the play and Seau will be there. And Knight is like another linebacker on short yardage situation.
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    we have missed the 2000 versions of B Walker and Rodgers... The 2003 version of Knight and Seau will be much better
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    Wow Dolphan39, I'm impressed with your near 10000 posts.

    You must post here since you're 10 years old !
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    Originally posted by FinsGoToGuy
    Wow Dolphan39, I'm impressed with your near 10000 posts.

    You must post here since you're 10 years old !
    :o thanks, it has been hard work and determination that has brought me to the threadhold of 10K

    I'm still 1000's behind 06 and that is the way he likes it :zerosix:

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    Yea i cant wait we will be hard hitting with zach seau and knight, and other players will feed off their energy and start hitting hard, sutain is also a hard hitter.
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    i hope this toughness will result in a much less injury prone team...i hope guys arent fragile this year injuries in my opinion are the most frustrating part of the game
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