"The strength of our defense is the defensive line. There were plenty of stud players to choose from. Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (8.5 sacks) has been terrific. His teammate, defensive tackle Paul Soliai, is a brick wall in the middle. Few teams have success running against Miami, and this duo is a big reason."
"The special teams were pretty easy picks. Miamiís Brandon Fields might be the most underrated punter in the league"
"and Miami rookie Olivier Vernon has been a terror on special teams. He has blocked two field goals and recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown. "
AFC East Midseason Team: Defense
Position Player Team DE Cameron Wake Miami Dolphins DE Chandler Jones New England Patriots DT Paul Soliai Miami Dolphins DT Vince Wilfork New England Patriots LB Karlos Dansby Miami Dolphins LB David Harris New York Jets LB Jerod Mayo New England Patriots SS LaRon Landry New York Jets FS Jairus Byrd Buffalo Bills CB Sean Smith Miami Dolphins CB Antonio Cromartie New York Jets
AFC East Midseason Team: Offense
Position Player Team LT Jake Long Miami Dolphins LG Andy Levitre Buffalo Bills C Mike Pouncey Miami Dolphins RG Dan Connolly New England Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer New England Patriots WR Wes Welker New England Patriots WR Brian Hartline Miami Dolphins QB Tom Brady New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley New England Patriots RB C.J. Spiller Buffalo Bills TE Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots
AFC East Midseason Team: Specialists
Position Player Team P Brandon Fields Miami Dolphins K Nick Folk New York Jets ST Olivier Vernon Miami Dolphins RET Leodis McKelvin Buffalo Bills