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Jared Odrick: Dolphins' defense "quite a shift" from Penn State

Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Jared Odrick was a defensive tackle in college who will now move to end in the Dolphins’ 3-4 defense, and after a couple weeks to absorb what he’ll be asked to do in the NFL, he says he realizes there are going to be significant changes.

It’s quite a shift to be honest with you,” Odrick said, per Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel. “The defense I played in [at Penn State] was more of an attacking, straight ahead, get into the backfield, get penetration role.”

Odrick will compete for the starting job at right end, but he’ll have to learn some new techniques first.

“Here it’s a little bit more about using your hands, having a strong standpoint to stick your ground, and really reading a whole lot more,” Odrick said.

The Dolphins added five defensive front seven players in the NFL draft — Odrick, Koa Misi, A.J. Edds, Chris McCoy and Austin Spitler — and all five of them will be expected to play somewhat different roles in the Dolphins’ defense than they did in college. Still, Odrick doesn’t sound too concerned.

“There’s a transition,” Odrick said, “but football is football.”

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33 Responses to “Jared Odrick: Dolphins' defense "quite a shift" from Penn State”
  1. joetoronto says: May 5, 2010 3:27 PM

    College defenses just don’t compare.

  2. Slow Joe says: May 5, 2010 3:33 PM

    I would hate to go from an attacking scheme to one where you have to read and react. Give me the one-gap 4-3 penetration scheme anytime.

  3. mooremi9 says: May 5, 2010 3:39 PM

    It was a transition for me to take a dump at my new job because in college I had my own bathroom and now I have to punch a grumpy with others in the bathroom. It was tough at first but I have managed.

  4. Fear_The_Star says: May 5, 2010 3:40 PM

    Big 10 Sucks, Penn State Sucks, that explains your problem adjusting

  5. DolphinSig says: May 5, 2010 3:42 PM

    Odrick also wants to learn how to eat a hotdog during a game but realized he got drafted by the wrong team for that. Queue Dirty Sanchez

  6. pflynn20 says: May 5, 2010 3:45 PM

    Another Penn State bust comin right up…

  7. MiamiDorkFins - Repo City says: May 5, 2010 3:56 PM

    The Dorks couldn’t get their guy, (LMAO). They wanted a NT but Saint Louis took their guy after they blew it and traded down. So the Dorks took a DE instead. Now they still need a NT. Dummys.
    Why the hell is Ireland still with this team. He should have been fired by now.
    No NT = cellar….. LMAO!!!

  8. JJCheesehead says: May 5, 2010 4:02 PM

    ha another penn state bust? other than posludouche and LJ who exactly was drafted high enough from penn state to be bust status?
    also how can you say that he is having trouble adjusting? he hasnt played a single down yet. damn you all dumb

  9. Count Sacula says: May 5, 2010 4:08 PM

    JJCheesehead says:
    damn you all dumb
    ___________________________________
    Where’s the verb in that sentence? Jackass.

  10. Chiefs2010 says: May 5, 2010 4:16 PM

    @Slow Joe: Give me the one-gap 4-3 penetration scheme anytime.
    ___________
    That’s what she said, hey oh..
    /rim shot

  11. READY2CRUSH says: May 5, 2010 4:21 PM

    I was just getting ready to post about the expected “Miamidorkfins” usual knee slapper, but guess he’s already hit and run.
    Seriously, does anyone here doubt he’s probably been on “To Catch a Predator” and he lives in his grandmas basement? Dork Fins? Really?? Thats the best you could come up with with?
    I can only assume he’s a Jets fan so here’s to looking forward to a quiet Fall from the “Dorkfin” when his overhyped Jets are 6-10.

  12. pflynn20 says: May 5, 2010 4:22 PM

    JJ are you serious…Blair Thomas, Ki-Jana Carter, Curtis Enis, Courtney Brown, just to name a few….

  13. BIG_DEE says: May 5, 2010 4:24 PM

    This guy is bright !! WOW ..What’s next all the guys in the NFL are bigger, stronger and faster than the guys at Penn ST or in the Big Ten

  14. chris says: May 5, 2010 4:27 PM

    To: Miami Dork Fins–dude are u 5 grade or something? ie: Dork FIns? But what i find more funny is everthing and anything about Miami you post a comment.
    Miami has two NT on the team, you stupid dumb turd.
    btw…not sure what draft you watched but, we had the 12th pick and traded down with SD.

  15. jibfest says: May 5, 2010 4:29 PM

    Fear_The_Star says:
    May 5, 2010 3:40 PM
    Big 10 Sucks, Penn State Sucks, that explains your problem adjusting
    –Sure, he isnt any good yet he went to pennstate and got drafted in the first round. Loser….

  16. chris says: May 5, 2010 4:31 PM

    TO Jetboy, you another 12 yo on here posting? Rainbow colored stadium? thats like the 4th time you posted the exact same thing. But you must be a closted gay Jet boy, is that why you keep bringing up rainbow colored stadium? At least our stadium is not in another state, shared by a BETTER football team,(cause your owner can not afford to build his own?) and oh i forgot aren’t you hosting a Lacrosse game in your 2.0 BILLION dollar Crap hole, build in the swamps of the arm pit of the US?

  17. jetboy says: May 5, 2010 4:34 PM

    why do you watch “To Catch a Predator” to see family members or do you Dolphin Fans sit around and watch COPS on Saturday nights looking for family members? Dolphin Fans from experience are 99% THUG BITCHES who like to get drunk start shit with Jet Fans and get your ass’s kicked…

  18. chris says: May 5, 2010 4:38 PM

    JET BOY, WE DO NOT HATE YOU, WE PITY YOU!……
    RECORDS:
    Playoff and Championship Success
    Super Bowl Championships (3)
    MIA (2) – 1972, 1973
    NYJ (1) – 1968
    Super Bowl Appearances (6)
    MIA (5) – 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984
    NYJ1 (1) – 1968
    AFC East Divisional Championships (16) (1970—present)
    MIA (14) – 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1981, 1982², 1983, 1984, 1985, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2008
    NYJ (2) – 1998, 2002
    AFC Wild Card Berths (16) (1970—present)
    MIA (8) – 1970, 1978, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001
    NYJ (8) – 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1991, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2009
    BUT WE SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST:
    New York has never won the AFC Championship

  19. Deegan says: May 5, 2010 4:43 PM

    All the callers from the Jim Rome show must migrate to these boards when he’s off the air.
    Rack all of you!!!
    Another Penn State bust coming right up….after two days in rookie minicamp? Rack him!!!
    A Mark Sanchez eating a hotdog comment that has no tie in to the story?? Rack him!!!

  20. huntersthompsonlives says: May 5, 2010 4:50 PM

    Wait a second.
    Defenses change from college to football?
    That. Is. Amazing.

  21. Justin says: May 5, 2010 4:52 PM

    This kid is from my hometown and we also went to the same college together. He’s a smart kid and is very agile for his size.
    I think he’s going to do well in their 3 – 4.

  22. jetboy says: May 5, 2010 4:54 PM

    lol I’m just playing around with you Dolph Fans, hey this season coming up is gonna be interesting, alot of teams have made some big changes and your pick Odrick is a hell of a player he’s going to be a great DE and fill in for Taylor as time moves on. Later and stop being such haters…

  23. okieplus4 says: May 5, 2010 5:10 PM

    i’m a bills fan and jetboy even bothers me!!
    shut up dude, this guy can play..parcells knows his stuff!!

  24. jibfest says: May 5, 2010 5:10 PM

    Jim Rome is lame.

  25. Slow Joe says: May 5, 2010 5:14 PM

    @Slow Joe: Give me the one-gap 4-3 penetration scheme anytime.
    ___________
    That’s what she said, hey oh..
    /rim shot
    ========================
    Haha! But I think she was talking about the five hole.

  26. MiamiDorkFins - Repo City says: May 5, 2010 5:24 PM

    DorkFans are so stupid. Who is your starting NT? Ferguson suspended and over the hill. Ivey is a rookie. Brick and Mangold own the line. Going to run it down your throats…. LMAO.
    Parcells blew it when he traded down. Should have picked Dan Williams. Was the best NT in the draft. Dumb nuts Parcells lost this one. Picked a DE and lost on that one too.
    No DorkFans, your Dorks will finnish last this year.
    Why hasn’t Ireland been fired???
    Dan Williams will be around for 15 years and the Dorks took a DE who will be around for 5 max. LMAO!!!

  27. CleanSlaton says: May 5, 2010 5:24 PM

    hey ‘Fear the Star’–assuming you’re a cowboys fan…..
    you said ‘penn state sucks.’
    Dallas’ 2nd round pick was Sean Lee from Penn State.
    That makes YOU stupid.

  28. tacious says: May 5, 2010 5:32 PM

    @ DolphinSig
    Swing and a miss…

  29. jibfest says: May 5, 2010 5:32 PM

    Cleanslaton, this guy is a total moron. Pay him no mind going forward.

  30. BDMag says: May 5, 2010 6:52 PM

    That’s a good Penn St alum. Start the excuses early.

  31. drainthe;izard says: May 5, 2010 7:16 PM

    “It’s hard going from a good defense to one that sucks, but I’ll manage.”

  32. e-dub the jetslayer says: May 5, 2010 9:21 PM

    OK. This is for you, MiamiDorkFins. You keep laughing, saying that we have no NT. The team already stated that Randy Starks, WHO SHOULD HAVE MADE THE PROBOWL LAST YEAR, will be moving inside to take over that position. He is prototypical size for a NT. And im guessing your a jets fans, so im sure in the TWO LOSSES the fins handed your jets that your familiar with Starks. Langford, Starks, and Odrick. That sounds like a pretty formidaly d-line to me. SO GO SUCK A FAT ONE ALL YOU JET LOSER!!!

  33. jetboy says: May 6, 2010 10:15 AM

    okieplus4 says:
    May 5, 2010 5:10 PM
    i’m a bills fan and jetboy even bothers me!!
    shut up dude, this guy can play..parcells knows his stuff!!
    Dude you don’t even count, Bills fan, You guys got a long way to go, and by the way I was saying if you read my next post Odrick was a great pick.

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