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    Shelby Making a Name for Himself

    Midway through the second quarter, with Tampa Bay facing a third-and-9 from its own 21-yard line, Derrick Shelby sacked quarterback Mike Glennon for a 10-yard loss. However, the Dolphins were called for defensive holding and that gave the Buccaneers a first down, even though the penalty didnt prove costly because the Bucs were forced to punt four plays later.

    Its all right, it happens, Shelby said matter-of-factly after practice this week. What are you going to do? Its not going officially in the stats, but its on film, so it counts to me.

    In many respects, there was something fitting about the play. It was Derrick Shelby doing good work without much fanfare, and he also happened to do it at defensive tackle, which showcased his versatility.

    The reality is hes probably the most versatile of all of the guys in there, Wake said. Hes probably the more jack of all trades. He obviously comes in, he subs for me, he can sub for Randy. Hes been stuck in the nose, which obviously is probably something he never thought hed been doing. He knows every position on the field. Hes kind of that jack of all trades where he can go in at any time, he can do it all. Hes dropping in coverage, hes running down on kickoffs. I mean, how many guys can take on a double team and run down a kickoff? Thats the kind of guy he is.

    Hes definitely  dont tell him I said this a joy to have in that room and on our side. Hes probably the guy whos come in for me more than anybody and hes in there making plays, getting to the quarterback. When I think of a guy on this team who really does it all, its definitely him.

    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/ar...4-4a842b96dd55
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    That sack by Shelby was a great play. It doesnt get talked about because it didn't make the stat sheet due to penalty, but he crushed the QB.
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    He looks better than Jordan when they're both out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQuinn17 View Post
    He looks better than Jordan when they're both out there.
    who's not looking better than Jordan right now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQuinn17 View Post
    He looks better than Jordan when they're both out there.
    In all fairness Shelby is going into his 3rd year and didn't have any expectations placed on him. Jordan has been a big disappointment but this isn't an apples-to-apples comparison.
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    He has been playing like that for a while now during preseason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by datruth55 View Post
    In all fairness Shelby is going into his 3rd year and didn't have any expectations placed on him. Jordan has been a big disappointment but this isn't an apples-to-apples comparison.
    I hear what your saying but I only go by what I see. Could care less about the expectation. I still think Jordan should be playing LB anyways.
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    Between Shelby, Fede, OV, and even Jordan we should be fine at DE even when Wake's play starts to decline due to age.
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    With Wake, Olivier Vernon, Shelby, Fede, we should have a decent DE rotation.

    Is Chip Kelly still interested in Dion Jordan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQuinn17 View Post
    I hear what your saying but I only go by what I see. Could care less about the expectation. I still think Jordan should be playing LB anyways.
    He may end up there next year if he fails to impress this year. Fede could end up getting more run at DE than Jordan...who knows. But then next year he'll be a year behind McCain who is basically doing what Jordan would be doing...then what. He can't crack the starting lineup at DE over Wake and Vernon and may not crack the starting lineup at linebacker behind McCain and Tripp...now you have an overpaid #3 overall pick who's nothing more than a backup.
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