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Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by dolfan7171, Sep 17, 2010.
The improvement in the tackling department is one thing that really stood out to me last Sunday. Kinda hard to believe that players have to be coached up in that area at the pro level, but hey...whatever works. Tip o' the cap to Coach Nolan for getting these guys to hustle.
Well, when you trade out slow, poorly tackling Veterans who may or may not have enthusiasm week in and week out and trade them for younger, faster, hungrier players, gang tackling should improve.
And no scheme in the world could cover up Torbor and Ayodele's lack of foot speed.
No BS from the Gerbil about "my pee wee football coach even called me about how poorly I was tackling.."
Dumping Gibril Wilson & Akin Ayodele and Crowder on the shelf eliminate last year's tackling problem.
But in addition to that, it was great to see the defense gang tackle and swarm the ball in ways not seen since late 90s/early 00s. Dansby missed a tackle of Spiller on a short pass he was covering, but then about 4 other defenders were right there to greet Spiller with with only allowing 2 or 3 YAC.
Good points Pad.
We got a new DC?
Nolan Michaels..I hear he's the bees knees.
This is the fastest, deepest Dolphins Defense since JJ was running things.
Consider that the D has lost:
Starting NT (Ferg)
Starting ILB (Crowder)
Starting RDE (x2 2 #1 picks in Merling and Odrick)
Starting Cb (1 injured, 1 benched)
And that really hasn't been commented upon
"If" in say 2006 these guys were out:
MLB Zach Thomas
RDE Jason Taylor
Cb Will Allen
By game 1 of the season people would be going Jets Fan style meltdown.
Now, "eh" whatever, the backups are good enough to start as well.
depth is a beautiful thing, ain't it?
Oh, so this is what Depth is?
We had not had any since what..2000?
Hmm..now what if McDaniel steps in and goes full on Beast?
We'd have Odrick and Merling waiting in the wings two #1 picks who can play in the NFL who couldn't get out on the field.
Now we need to take advantage of this depth and tackling ability vs Minnesota.
Been saying this over and over for 6 months, our best pickup this off season wasn't Dansby or Marshall, is was Mike Nolan. Can't wait to see what Nolan unleashes on the Vikes, I know we didn't see much new against the Bills, because these things talked about in the article were enough to slam stop the Bills offense.
This week I think we start to see some of Nolan's goodies pulled out of his bag of tricks. We're going to need them.
Not just improvement in tackling...
We have speed now on the Defensive side (LBs), which helps get to the ball carrier quicker...
Very true. He is going to tap into that defensive genius and devise an attack that the Vikings can't handle. Look out NFL, the Dolphins is back
From what I heard and read over the last few days. Miami has a decent chance of beating Minny...
Minny only has their Run game working for them, we neutralize AP and we have a good chance of getting ahead and staying there... once that happens we put our pressure on the ole man....
Henne should have a good game against their secondary, if Con is correct on his opinion, but I heard other media experts say that the Minny secondary can be had if Henne is on target...
Here is to 2-0 after Sunday...
What can be better... oh yeah... the Jets 0-2...
We got a very young D and a cordinator that will tap their talent...
Imagine when they actually familiarize themselves with the system... after half the Season...
but no one is talking about, they just say "oh, it was the Bills".
We gonna see some things this Sunday..
A young, fast, physical D will come of age in Minny.
Nolan=Voodoo Shaolin Ninja Bad Juju for Offenses Dispenser.
I want to see 3 Dolphins Jerseys in on every tackle.