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Starting nose tackle

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by nvdolfan, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. nvdolfan

    nvdolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Marietta, GA
    I haven't read much about potentially changing Soliai to the starting nose tackle but from the first 2 preseason games he has outperformed Starks. He has been going against the 2nd stringers, but I'm surprised there hasn't been more discussion around this. Has anyone seen what they are doing in training camp this week? I've been surprised at the lack of comments on the subject.
    They could move Starks back to the outside although Langford and Odrick have looked pretty good so not sure that's the right move. He was just such a stud last year it would be a shame to not have him start.
    Either way I trust the FO to put out the best 11 on D but curious about everyone else's thoughts.
  2. hooserdaddy

    hooserdaddy Season Ticket Holder

    Mar 22, 2008
    Starks may have been out performed in the first game but i'm not sure what game you were watching against Jags if you don't think Starks played good against first string defense of the Jaguars.
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  3. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=-

    Nov 13, 2009
    Pat White. It's safe, he gained some muscle.
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  4. PhinsRock

    PhinsRock Premium Member Luxury Box

    I thought Starks looked very good at NT in the Jags game vs. their starters. Soliai seems to be taking the next step, which is outstanding, gives Nolan the flexibility of putting Starks, Soliai, Langford AND Odrick on the line in some formations, plus rotating Starks from NT to DE will give Odrick or Langford some rest on needed occasions.

    Frankly I thought Starks and Soliai have done so well they have strengthened my belief we will have a very effective front 7. Grant and Douglas also looked good, Grant anyway, so they can help keep a rotation going to keep our DL fresh late in games.
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  5. CrunchTime

    CrunchTime Administrator Retired Administrator

    Nov 23, 2007
    As you said he did look good against second stringers but Starkes adds a dimension to the NT position which Solai is not likely to be able to do.

    Starkes can rush the passer from that position and not many NTs can do that.

    Maybe they will platoon them .
  6. nvdolfan

    nvdolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Marietta, GA
    I was just looking at the box score - I don't even remember Starks sack... I must have drank too much given the late start to the game. :-)
    I think Randy is going to get tired if he has to play the whole game. I love the idea of platooning them so they both have fresh legs.
  7. RickyBobby

    RickyBobby VIP DIY

    Sep 22, 2009
    Palm beach
    ohh the sack was great, he was past the center before he even got his head up. looked great
  8. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tampa Area
    need two starting quality NT's & that's exactly what we have

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