It is also the debut of the new defense against another team that Defensive Coordinator Mike Nolan has installed in Miami.
Miami will change their philosophy from a conservative mentality to a more aggressive one, and that will hopefully produce big plays defensively. Nolan has apparently preached during practices for the Dolphins to be more aggressive on defense, and we will see how it works out.
The Miami Dolphins defense is also dealing with a lot of new starting personnel on the defensive line and with the linebackers.
The Dolphins drafted DE Jared Odrick and LB Koa Misi in the draft this year, and they will probably make a big impact on defense. Odrick seems to be the one making the biggest impact, and you should expect to see him do very well this year.
Miami also added veteran LB Karlos Dansby, who should help lead the team and get them going in the right direction.
My favorite change so far, though, has been the Miami Dolphins attempting to use and develop LB Cameron Wake. Wake is an extremely athletic player who has an incredible ability to get to the quarterback and pile up sacks. His only problem before is he lacked in other skills like pass coverage, which is why the Dolphins didn't use him too much last year.
Well, hopefully he has developed his pass coverage so we can see him in more often, because he is an explosive player.
He will be the most interesting person to watch this offseason.
So, sit back and enjoy the game. Hopefully our new defense will make it even more enjoyable.
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