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New Defensive Scheme Wreaking Havoc On Fins Offensive Lines So Far In Camp

With the addition of new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, and inside linebacker Karlos Dansby, the Miami Dolphins defense is revamped, after a year where they ranked 25th in points allowed.

Last year, the Dolphins also ranked tied for third in the league in sacks, with 44, now that they have a new coordinator, and a new scheme, even though they lost two of their most prolific sack artists in Joey Porter, and Jason Taylor, the team is expected to perform just fine.

So far in training camp for the team, much has been said about the new defensive look, and how they have been dominating the Dolphins offensive line in almost every practice and scrimmage that has taken place. But my theory behind the dominance was the day to day switches in personnel on the offensive line.

But now that we are more than a week into training camp, most of the players should be getting into a groove, and start to pick things up, and get a clue as to what this defense is doing!

But the blitzes are coming from everywhere and anywhere. Safeties, cornerbacks, linebackers, and defensive lineman are all coming at anytime of day.

If the team that practices against the defense cannot even stop the blitzing schemes, how does one expect opponents, who will only play them once or twice a year, to stop it.

At this point in camp, when we are almost on the verge of the first pre-season game, the offensive line is gaining chemistry with one another, but the defense and their schemes are simply dominating.

Hopefully it will be the same way during the season.

Last year the Dolphins defense was playing in a defensive mode too often, and being timid with its schemes. Now it is going on the offensive mode, and letting it known that there will be no let up. They will come at you from anywhere on the field, at anytime, and their attacks will be relentless.

To me, this is the most impressive part of camp thus far, especially with the fact that our two top pass rushers left us during the off-season.

The Dolphins now face a season without a proven pass rusher, and the idea of rushing everyone and anyone is not a bad one. The Miami Dolphins are going to get the word out that there defense is coming, and that the New York Jets are not the only ones who can get to the quarterback in the AFC East.


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