The Finsiders
The Finsiders Blog
Finsiders Mailbag, 6/30/11
By on June 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Offensive line questions for Keith Sims…

Brandon Bennett (Facebook): What position will we put Mike Pouncey at? Center or guard?

Keith Sims: It definitely sounds like they’re playing at center. He definitely has the skills and athleticism to play guard, but they are going to use him at center.

———-

@Ant2tru (Twitter): Do you think the labrum tear will negatively impact Jake Long’s future?

Keith Sims: Not at all. Jake put forth one of the gutsiest performances I’ve ever seen last season. With a full off-season to rest and recover, I have no doubt that he will be absolutely fine.

———-

Tim Wardyn (Facebook): Keith, the Dolphins have had some great offensive linemen through the years, who do you think is the best ever?

Keith Sims: You’ve got three Hall of Famers and to me the best of the bunch is Dwight Stephenson. With a short career, he still made it to Canton and that obviously says a lot about how good he was.

———-

Fabian Sierra (Facebook): Who was the toughest defensive player you ever had to try and block?

Keith Sims: Easy. Jerome Brown, defensive tackle from the Eagles, the former Cane, who sadly passed away early. One time my offensive line coach in Washington, Russ Grimm, and I were asked that question at the same time and without hesitation, we both said “Jerome Brown.”

———-

Alex Ortiz (Facebook): This might sound silly, but how important is strength to an OL? What about other factors like quick feet, good hands, etc.?

Keith Sims: I like that question, Alex. You can’t play without strength. It’s a combination of all of those things, but you have to have functional strength of you’re going to be taken advantage of on the offensive line.


Please Note:
The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed by The Finsiders Blog represent those of individual writers, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions, policies or desires of the Miami Dolphins organization, front office, coaches and executives. Writers' views are formulated independently from any inside information and/or conversation with Dolphins officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.
Print