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Reshad Jones could be poised to break out for Dolphins

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The next great NFL safety could be lurking in Miami.  Or at least the next really good one.

Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel raves about Reshad Jones, a practice phenom who has yet to display such dominance in games that count.  Last September, for example, Jones took what Kelly calls a “horrendous” angle on the Week One 99-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Wes Welker.

Benny Sapp paid for the mistake with his job, and Jones started in a total of 12 games.

Per Kelly, Jones says he has worked hard on improving his angles as he prepares for his third NFL season.  “Now that I can do that I can be able to make more plays,” Jones said.  “I can be on top of routes.”

Jones showed those skills throughout the offseason program, likely nailing down a starting job for 2012.  New defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle wants to use safeties who can play the strong or the free position, so that the opposing offense won’t know which one will be handling which role on any given play.  But it looks like, regardless of who the other safety is, Jones will be the leader.

“I made a big jump.  I feel a lot more comfortable now that I know the defense,” Jones said.  “I got some game experience last year and now I can run around out there and not think, just be able to make plays.”

Making plays.  That’s something the Dolphins need badly.  On both sides of the ball.

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12 Responses to “Reshad Jones could be poised to break out for Dolphins”
  1. Patskrieg dot com says: Jun 25, 2012 11:10 PM

    Beating out Benny Sapp for a spot in the Dolphins secondary = Lock for Future Super Star.

    Whatever you say Miami.

  2. everydayimfumbilin says: Jun 25, 2012 11:13 PM

    Doubt it.

  3. randallflagg52 says: Jun 25, 2012 11:21 PM

    Yeah he could be the next great/very good safety.

    Aside from Earl Thomas, Cam Chancellor, Eric Berry, Mark Barron, and Eric Weddle that is.

  4. finswins says: Jun 26, 2012 12:07 AM

    Doubt it also!!! Double doubt it!!!

  5. jaxuar says: Jun 26, 2012 12:45 AM

    Sapp was getting ate up the entire game, not just on the 99 yarder.

  6. njphin says: Jun 26, 2012 1:03 AM

    @Patskrieg dot com Sapp was a CB and Jones is a Safety your opinion doesn’t matter

  7. ademell1 says: Jun 26, 2012 1:46 AM

    I wonder if Ochocinco would ask Goodell to fine Jones for being the reason he doesn’t get a roster spot..

  8. getsome99 says: Jun 26, 2012 2:01 AM

    Dumb ass. Benny Sapp was a nickel corner. Who said anything about beating him out for a job? Miami cut Yeremiah Bell, who led the team in tackles the previous 3 season to promote Jones.

  9. fincity305 says: Jun 26, 2012 2:59 AM

    With good qb play we will shock the NFL.. Philbin will be NFL COY

  10. frankdatank23 says: Jun 26, 2012 3:17 AM

    Nice fail patskrieg, sapp and jones don’t even play same position. Derrr

  11. beantownhero says: Jun 26, 2012 5:24 AM

    “Practice phenom” or “Shove Steroids in my Ass all Offseason phenom”?

  12. phillyfinsfan says: Jun 26, 2012 5:44 AM

    Benny Sapp was a cornerback not a safety, Patskrieg. Maybe someday your team can find another way to cheat so they can have a chance at beating their daddy, THE G-MEN!

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