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Roberts..."this is my defense".

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Finatik, Apr 14, 2022.

  1. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Staff Member Club Member

    May 2, 2014
    SO Cal
    There have been significant changes to the Dolphins this offseason, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the defensive side of the ball.

    Defensive coordinator Josh Boyer remains on staff after a change in head coaches and they re-signed a number of their own free agents. That group includes linebacker Elandon Roberts, who returns after posting 83 tackles, an interception he returned for a touchdown, a sack, and two forced fumbles during the 2021 season.

    On Wednesday Roberts called it a “good thing” to have the bulk of the unit back to go with the revamped offense that new head coach Mike McDaniel has put together in Miami. He also shared his plans to take on a leading role this year.

    “I just felt like this is my defense,” Roberts said, via Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post. “I’m a leader on the team and a leader on the defense. It was kind of a no-brainer for me, to be honest with you.”

    The landscape in the AFC is a daunting one right now, but the Dolphins are banking on their mixture of the old and the new taking them where they want to go in 2022 and beyond.
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  2. hitman8

    hitman8 Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2016
    Just a thought, but Roberts should not be leading the defense, he is not very good. We need better linebackers.
  3. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2014
    The year before he seemed like a beast, often blowing plays up and exploding to the ball. Hoping, a year off his injury he gets back to that way of playing.
  4. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    Maybe he's their emotional leader, because he's far from the best or even one of the best on this defense. It would make more sense if Christian Wilkins made this comment.
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  5. Phil Hutchings

    Phil Hutchings Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2018
    The leaders in the locker room aren’t always the best players on the roster.

    For all we know, Elandon might be one of the squad that others look up to.

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