Byron Maxwell: Time to move on from 2015

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The Dolphins opened their offseason workouts on Monday, which means cornerback Byron Maxwell could officially start working with his new teammates and coaches after the trade that sent him from Philadelphia to Miami this offseason.

That trade was not lamented by many in Philadelphia due to Maxwell’s struggles on the field in 2015 after signing a big contract with the Eagles as a free agent. Maxwell won’t argue with those that believe he underperformed last season, but said Monday that he’s turned the page to a new season with a new team.

“We weren’t very good,” Maxwell said, via the Palm Beach Post. “I could’ve played better obviously. We left plays out on the field. I could’ve done some things better, things I’m going to work on. But that’s 2015. It’s time to go and move to 2016 and see where that takes me.”

There were also questions about Maxwell’s health when the deal was consummated and the hope in Miami is that the corner will be both healthy and a better fit in defensive coordinator Vance Joseph’s scheme than he was in Philly last year.

11 responses to “Byron Maxwell: Time to move on from 2015

  1. ” It’s time to go and move to 2016 and see where that takes me.”

    Real team player. Feel bad for Miami fans but glad he’s no longer in Philly.

  2. Even if he’s no better than he was in Philly the Fins fans will still be happier to have him than Miko

  3. I’d take him back with the Seahawks in a heartbeat. (Well a heartbeat and a revised contract anyways.)

    Get him back in the LOB and let the competition between him and Lane commence! They’d both get a ton of snaps and the things Lane can do covering the slot…man teams could no longer choose to pick on one DB and Sherman wouldn’t have to play the opponents #1 everywhere.

  4. Maxwell almost made Bradley Fletcher look good. If nothing else, its safe to say that the Eagles got more for their money from Fletcher than they did with Maxwell.

  5. Let’s not judge a players performance over a single year in Philly, OK? Just ask DeMarco Muuray about it. Star players left good system fits and had a bad year. I’m not saying he is going to be a ProBowler, but his career was pretty good up until then… Doubt he forgot how to play or lost skills that much.

  6. after a rough start he was ok, but when you sign a monster contract you need to play better than ok. That’s just the way it goes.

  7. He allowed one receiver to go for more than 100 yards (Julio Jones) and allowed 3 TD’s in 14 games, playing in a system that doesn’t match his skill set. Now compare that to what Grimes gave up, around the same salary, younger and no miko, not to mention they got a promising young former DROY with an extremely low salary along with the deal… It’s really not as bad as the media wants you to believe.

  8. Yes, he played in a system that doesn’t match his skill set. LOL….he was asked to cover rather than ride the coattails of Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman

  9. @”snakeplizkn says:
    Apr 12, 2016 12:13 AM
    Yes, he played in a system that doesn’t match his skill set. LOL….he was asked to cover rather than ride the coattails of Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman”

    It’s a fair point, but both are to the extreme. Players with the best safeties in the league behind him to playing on a different defense. Ask richard sherman to play in philly’s defense and youll get similar results no joke.

    Miami’s scheme and personnel is somewhere in the middle. He gets to go back to that press man scheme, he gets a dline with mario williams, wake and suh, which should make him cover for less time, and he gets reshad jones behind him who was a top 5 safety this year. so we should expect similar results to seattle than philly. also like the man said, he only let julio over 100 yards, and only 3 tds in 14 games. wasnt a god awful season, just didnt match the $$

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