The Dolphins corner enters his fourth year focused on determining how to consistently position himself to make more of these game-changing interceptions.
Ikaika Alama-Francis, LB: Unsigned
Will Allen, CB: Signed with Patriots
Vernon Carey, OL: Unsigned
Marc Colombo, OT: Unsigned
Chad Henne, QB: Reportedly signs with the Jaguars.
Kendall Langford, DL: Reportedly signs with Rams.
JP Losman, QB: Unsigned
Marvin Mitchell, LB: Unsigned
Steve Slaton, RB: Reportedly re-signs with Dolphins
Paul Soliai, NT: Re-signs with Dolphins
*Jason Taylor, LB: Unsigned
*Though Taylor announced his retirement, he is technically considered an unrestricted free agent.
The first thing that comes to mind when talking the cornerback position is playmakers! Guys that can truly change the way a offense attacks a defense. When you have a dominant player at this position, it makes an offense take notice of where that person lines up each and every play. It sometimes limits your offensive schemes and alters where and when to attack, unless you have a receiver that can match up with an equal skill set!
From the Fins:
- Dan Marino is not sure Coach Shula would have handled Drew Brees’ record-breaking night the same way that Sean Payton did
- The Finsiders discuss the selections of Jake Long and Brandon Marshall to the AFC Pro Bowl roster
- Will Allen: The last two seasons have been a roller coaster but I’m happy the way it worked out
From the Press:
- ESPN.com AFC East blogger James Walker says Brandon Fields got robbed in the Pro Bowl selections
- Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes everyone is interested in “which direction the Dolphins are going in the next month, not next weekend“
- Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post credits the Dolphins for signing Kevin Burnett
The Dolphins CB discusses his role in the Dolphins secondary this season as he has overcome injury to be a successful performer in addition to helping mentor young corners Vontae Davis and Sean Smith. Hear Allen’s candid comments about his comeback from injuries as well as his description of how he was able to help a less fortunate family in South Florida during the holiday season.
The tour through the AFC East continues for the Miami Dolphins (5-9) as they travel to Foxborough, MA to face the first place New England Patriots (11-3). These two teams last faced each other to open the season with the Patriots winning 38-24, and now New England is looking to extend their six game winning streak. In that week one game, these two teams combined for the most passing yards in NFL history with 906 yards.
Defensive Back Jimmy Wilson has been very productive in his rookie season, but there is always room for improvement and time to learn from the veterans on this team. Wilson knows that quarterback Tom Brady has the knowledge to take advantage of players with limitted experience, so he has paid attention and listened to veterans like teammate Will Allen. Wilson talks about preparing for the New England Patriots and his role this Saturday:
From the Fins:
- Reggie Bush comments on being named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 15
- Here is how the Dolphins prevailed in the longest game in NFL history
- Reshad Jones grew up a big Michael Vick fan and then got to sack him
- Andy Kent of Dolphins.com says “sometime over the next two weeks the Dolphins’ offense will make franchise history“
From the Press:
- Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald tells us that Mike Nolan will never forget the season-opener versus the Patriots
- Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel wonders if punter Brandon Fields is worthy of a trip to Hawaii
- Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post writes that Tom Brady will be facing a very different Dolphins secondary than he saw in Week 1
- Shandel Richardson of the Sun-Sentinel says “Will Allen is not ready for the player-coach label“
The Dolphins cornerback joins the show to look back at a 3rd consecutive week in which the Dolphins defense held their opponents out of the end zone. Don’t miss Allen tell us about the character of the team and why this Dolphins squad is unique and different from some of the other teams that he’s been on in his career.
Watch the interview here:
As you may know, the Dolphins defense hasn’t allowed a touchdown since before Halloween! Watch the video below for highlights of some of the big plays made by the defense in recent weeks:
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