Byron Maxwell loves the way Dolphins plan to use him

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Tuesday brought the first on-field work of the offseason for the Dolphins as they held a practice to kick off the three-day minicamp they’re allowed to hold as a result of changing head coaches.

Adam Gase wasn’t the only one getting his first taste of practice with the team, of course. There was also cornerback Byron Maxwell, acquired in a trade with the Eagles after a dismal 2015 season in Philadelphia. Maxwell is getting a fresh start under Gase and defensive coordinator Vance Joseph and Gase said Tuesday that the team expects Maxwell to “excel in our scheme.”

Maxwell is feeling the same way because he thinks the team will use him in an ideal fashion. He said Joseph is putting him in press coverage on the outside more often and that prospect excites him about the year to come.

“That’s one of the things I do best,” Maxwell said, via the Miami Herald. “I look forward to doing that … He wants us to press and play man coverage and be aggressive with the receivers on the line and get them off their routes. … I love it down here.”

By his own and everyone else’s admission, Maxwell wasn’t up to par with the Eagles. Scheme can’t explain all of his struggles, but moving into one that’s a better fit should work out a bit better for both team and corner.

10 responses to “Byron Maxwell loves the way Dolphins plan to use him

  1. Oh, the Eagles must have wanted receivers to blow past you and be wide open on every series. Yup, it was definitely the way they were using you, not that you’re an overpaid, underperforming player.

  2. What a bunch of nonsense, he played press man a ton last year and he would get smoked trying to follow receivers across the field on crossing routes. He’s not very fast. I get tired of players, coaches and analysts talking about scheme….last time I checked the game is played 11 vs. 11 right? I guess when the sport is covered 24-7-365 and the NFL makes 11 billion dollars a year, they say whatever is necessary to keep the fans clicking on articles and tuning into NFL Network and ESPN.

  3. “That’s one of the things I do best,” Maxwell said, via the Miami Herald. “I look forward to doing that … He wants us to press and play man coverage and be aggressive with the receivers on the line and get them off their routes. … I love it down here.”

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    How come you weren’t able to do that last year then? Every time a receiver got you on the line, you got beat like a drum…

    He couldn’t even disrupt Desean Jackson, and he weighs 170lbs soaking wet.

  4. Yeah, um, the Eagles played press coverage predominantly last year. He is a zone corner.

  5. Dismal? He had a slow start and a poor game against the Falcons in the first portion of the season but bounced back and had a solid finish before getting hurt week 16.

    Dismal. Media driven rubbish at its finest lol

  6. The only ones saying Maxwell had a poor season is the Philly Fans. He was ranked above average by PFF and while he did not not earn his fat contract, he most certainly is a starter for any NFL team. Hopefully he improves and Vance Joseph is the right Coach for this. The Dolphins have 2 Stud Safeties and getting an opposite CB in the draft would make this a very decent group. I like Jackson with the #13 pick.

  7. Welcome to Miami as long as you don’t have a wife that is your spokesperson & disprupts the team & gets in fights with cops in the parking lot you will be a solid replacement for Grimes

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