Over the past three years, the Miami Dolphins defense has always been good, but never great. However, this could change in 2013 with the improvements made to the roster and a new defensive philosophy implemented by the coaching staff.
When discussing the Dolphins defense, it starts with All-Pro defensive end Cameron Wake. His 15 sacks in 2012 ranked 4th in the league and accounted for over a quarter of the team's total of 42. When Wake wasn't able to bring down the quarterback he was still wreaking havoc, evident in the 86 quarterback pressures he recorded. Although Wake has been a nightmare for the opposition, being forced to carry much of the load himself has resulted in being double teamed, limiting his success.
After trading up to select Dion Jordan in this year's draft, it appears the Dolphins have found a solution opposite of Wake. Jordan has had an impressive two weeks of camp, consistently beating the offensive line while showing his strength and athleticism. He has also proved his versatility as he has lined up at defensive end on both the right and left side.no comments