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The most dominant player on the Dolphins?

Anyone who's been paying attention to the world outside the NFL lately understands there is a transitional shift happening in the NBA. The league so dominated by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant in the regular-season has been mostly dominated by a Supermanchild named Dwight Howard during the playoffs.

Dwight Howard is straight up nasty, and if you don't believe me check out the video below.

It can be argued Howard has been the MVP of the current playoffs. Depending on what happens in the Finals that begin tonight, it could be argued he's the NBA's most dominant player.

And that brings me to the Dolphins because, well, all roads lead to the Miami Dolphins on this blog.

While we watch to see if Howard rules basketball, I wonder who is Miami's most dominant player?

Think about that. I'm not asking who is the Most Valuable Player. I'm not asking who is the best leader. Who is most DOMINANT?

Which player comes closest to making things seem unfair for the guy he faces? Who seems to be head and shoulders above the other guys on the field?

I grant you the Dolphins don't have a guy like a Larry Fitzgerald or Deion Sanders in his prime -- guys that make you shake your head because they are so in a league of their own. But give me your list of the five most dominant players on the team currently. Don't give me likely to be dominant. Don't give me your hope for a guy to be dominant.

Who is most dominant now.

My top five?

1. Joey Porter.

2. Jake Long.

3. Yeremiah Bell.

4. Ronnie Brown.

5. Jason Taylor.

I'm sure Bell surprises you. Not me. He's a monster when he's healthy. The guy has biceps bigger than most people's quads. He hits hard, he covers tight ends well, he explodes to the ball.

Taylor obviously can be elite when he's right. He wasn't right last year. This (still) young man feels like he's got a lot to prove and that works in his favor because he feeds off criticism and naysayers so I predict a fine year for him. (Hmmm, maybe I should take him off the list and write he stinks so he'll get all motivated when he reads this blog.)

Got to think about that for a while.

Anyway, Brown is a defensive back's nightmare in the open field simply because he's 230 pounds and when he gets up a head of steam from his 4.45 propulsion ... well, what happens next reminds me of the old Bruce Smith commercials -- bad things man, bad things.

Long should be atop this list by this time next year. As it stands, he's scary in that the man who benched 225 pounds 37 times at the 2008 Indy Combine has gotten stronger this offseason. That's kind of like a Corvette getting prettier. It's just not fair. 

Joey Porter? He's looking healthy. He's looking strong. It simply is not an even match when he's being blocked by a running back or tight end. Porter will win every single time. Teams only figured that out late last season when they always slid their protection to Porter's side, making sure he was blocked by a tackle and sometimes a tackle with a back chipping him.

That should not be the case this season with more pressure coming from the other side as Matt Roth has gotten healthy, Cameron Wake has arrived after dominating the CFL, and Taylor has returned home to his rightful team. (But only if you make the team, Jason. How's that for motivation?)


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Jake Long will dominate this year.... by far the most talented player on that list... 2nd Crowder... not on list but should have been.

IMAWiterRobj is an idiot.

Good list but I do have one problem. You said JT plays good when he has something to prove but at what point in his career has that even been the case? The guy has always produced so how do we know that critisizim will make him produce, it is a position he doesn't really know.

You dont have to have a bunch of dominant players on a team to be winners. A group of good players can be a championship team.

Olindo Mare is like a bad dream coming back, Had a $50:00 ten team parley in vegas paying 800 to 1 and he blew a short F.G.to knock me out of 40 large. Havent been that close since.

Derrick, are you seruous? You put Camarillo on a list of "most Dominant"? COme on now, yes he is a solid posssesion receiver but let snot get carried away. I slo, saw that someone put Donald Thomas on the list.....dont you think he should actually palay before we start calling him dominant?

whoever put Sean Smith on this list should be destroyed

To the guy that said that Deion Sanders was not above every other corner (Bruce_mlb): YOUR CRAZY. Either that or you weren't around when Sanders WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT the best corner of his time and in many opinions (including mine) the best EVER.. Yeah you do have one good point, he wasn't a tackler. But guess what. That just shows even MORE of what type of shut down corner he was because NOBODY wanted to throw to his side.. I remember watching a few games back then when announcers would say that half the field was out of the question for most passing plays because Sanders was out there. The guy was that much of a ball hawk.. Seeing that your name has "mlb" to it, maybe baseball is more of your sport :-)

Way to remove my post Mando. When I said you edit posts when someone calls you out on them, did that offend you? Can't you tell me I'm wrong like a man? BTW, you removing my post proves I'm right. I'm sure this will be gone soon too. Rose rules!

One more thing. One week you say Brown isn't the best RB on the team, and Taylor will have trouble making the team, and next week they are 2 of the most dominant. Which is it?

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