This may not completely settle this debate but it's pretty clear where they've been working the man and this comes from his own mouth.• Randy Starks, given a five-year, $21 million contract, said the Dolphins have moved him from defensive tackle (his position with the Titans) to mostly defensive end, where nobody would be surprised if he beats out Matt Roth.
This is what I've been trying to say. At first I was thinking that drafting Phil Merling rectifies the mistake Mueller made in letting David Bowens walk without replacing him with a DL specialist that could rush the passer with his hand on the ground, and that drafting Kendall Langford was rectifying a mistake made in allowing Kevin Carter to walk and the inadequate Matt Roth to try and replace him.
But then I thought about it a little more and it's probably more like Randy Starks was signed here as direct replacement for Kevin Carter, who was never adequately replaced by Matt Roth...and Kendall Langford is here for the future, for when they eventually give Vonnie Holliday the ouster. The timeline fits better when you think of it that way, even though really it's only a subtle difference.
Nonetheless I think many here were under the mistaken impression that Randy Starks was here in some sort of Nose Tackle capacity. While that *may* happen some time in the future, should he prove inadequate at LDE, and should he eat himself into that hole...for now it's pretty clear he's here to play the LDE spot that Kevin Carter vacated.