With OTAs underway, the Dolphins organization is finally getting a glimpse of new players and coaches, becoming acclimated with the system and beginning to mesh together. Specifically reports have been made about the impressive start for safety, Louis Delmas. Delmas has been perpetually cursed with injuries through his years in the league, and so to hear that he’s healthy and ready to go is hugely encouraging. The excitement is stirring not only about Delmas’ ability to bring solid hits and playmaker potential to the table in the secondary, but also for his “swagger-like” persona that will be a very good thing for Miami.
Through the past couple of seasons, no players on the Miami squad have really been known for their outspoken leadership, but Delmas is already showing that he intends to make his presence known be it in practice or in game. Delmas has the experience as a 6-year veteran in the league to really carry the secondary as the leader on defense; complimented well by Reshad Jones, the safety duo should provide a strong secondary in terms of covering the deep ball and open field tackling. But with the swagger of Delmas, the defense should come out of the gates starting next season with a newfound energy marching into September.
Defensive coordinator, Kevin Coyle, has had nothing but encouraging things to say about Delmas and his energy in OTAs. Coyle is complimenting his ability to view formations well and key in on certain pre-snap reads that give him an edge before the play even begins. Delmas and the rest of the defense should be expected to show out and truly establish themselves as a powerhouse next season; Miami fans should be very excited to see what the squad will have to offer in the next few months.