Earlier this offseason, Vance Joseph was given the nod to be the new Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator. Joseph played two seasons as a cornerback in the NFL. He has been coaching defensive secondaries for teams for 11 years. He recently came over fromthe Cincinnati Bengals, where he did an excellent job getting strong performances out of Adam (Pac-man) Jones and Reggie Nelson. Not only did Joseph get strong games out of those two veterans, he also developed Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard into strong players for the Bengals secondary.
It was obvious this past season that most of the Dolphin’s struggles were on the defensive end, primarily in the secondary. The Dolphins have plenty of talent in their front seven, with Ndamukong Suh leading the charge. It is Joseph’s job to get the secondary into shape and develop their young defensive backs like Jamar Taylor. The Dolphins will most likely take a highly talented cornerback with the eighth pick in the draft and with Joseph’s experience he could turn the Dolphins draft pick into a superstar.
I’m really excited to see the Dolphins defense next semester. They will have a strong pass rush, and from what Vance Joseph has promised so far, an exciting and electrifying secondary. That sounds like the Denver Broncos, current Super Bowl Champions, defense doesn’t it?