There are numerous ways to describe the 2011 season but overall the Miami Dolphins fell significantly short of everyone’s expectations. After struggling through the first half of the season (starting 0-7) the Dolphins finally notched their first victory of the year at Kansas City 31-3! The team continued to play with more consistency winning five of there next eight football games, and looked like a team that could compete with anyone in the NFL at the end of the season!
He wasn’t a high-priced free agent acquisition.
He’s never scored an NFL touchdown.
He’s never made a Pro Bowl.
He’s not a quote machine for the media.
Yet he might be the most consistently effective defensive player of the Tony Sparano Era.
His name is Kendall Langford and although he might not get much attention from the fans and the media, those who have watched the play in the trenches closely over the past three seasons know just how valuable he is for the Dolphins defense.
The Steelers allow an average of just 63.6 rushing yards a game, with an average carry of just 2.7 yards. But, the Dolphins are going to stay committed to establishing the ground attack with Ricky and Ronnie.
If they’re successful it will help to open up the passing game with Chad Henne airing it out to guys like Brandon Marshall.
The team will be looking for their first win at home after winning their 3rd straight this season on the road Sunday at Green Bay.
Former Dolphins offensive guard Keith Sims joined me for Finsiders TV to discuss the recent fines levied by the league on a few players for helmet-on-helmet hits.
The NFL has recently cracked down by issuing fines for a few players for what they term violent helmet-on-helmet hits. So, a number of players in the locker room were asked their opinions regarding the fines and how you can prevent the hits from happening.