With a nice combination of moves, the Miami Dolphins have transformed their linebackers group over the off-season. In 2010, the unit helped the Dolphins finish sixth in the league in total defense thanks to a Pro Bowl outside linebacker in Cam Wake and a very good inside linebacker in Karlos Dansby. However, with a series of moves this off-season the Dolphins have added depth at the position to supplement talented returning LBs: Wake, Dansby and Koa Misi.
The Dolphins linebacker sat down in studio with the guys to talk about his strong performance against the Falcons and what he is looking to improve on in the Carolina game. You don’t want to miss the interesting question former Dolphins linebacker Derrick Rodgers poses to Edds.
Watch the interview here:
The Dolphins defense was very good in 2010, but it has a chance to be great in 2011. While much of the attention this off-season has been on fixing the offense, deservedly so, let’s not overlook what strides Mike Nolan’s unit will be able to make this fall. Here are several reasons why the Dolphins defense, that ranked 6th in the NFL in total defense last season, could be even stronger in 2011.
The Dolphins rookie Linebacker called in to the show to discuss his mindset heading into the 2011 season following a knee injury that cut short his 2010 campaign. Listen in as Edds describes the scene in Little Haiti as he was taking part in the building of a mural commemorating the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti.
One man’s misfortune has turned into another’s golden opportunity. On August 2nd, Dolphins 4th round draft pick A.J. Edds went down with a season-ending knee injury during practice inside the “Bubble” at training camp. The following day, free agent linebacker Micah Johnson was on the field fighting for an NFL roster spot.
Micah originally signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent after the draft, but was waived by New York back in June.
On day two of training camp, we’re already more than halfway through the numerical roster, having worked our way down through the 90’s, the 80’s, the 70’s, 60’s, and 50’s. The excitement of the running backs is fast approaching, but here we get to know a good chunk of defensive players as well as one man who lines up in the offensive backfield.