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De-fense, de-fense, de-fense, de-fense, de-fense

Had to laugh last night when someone complained on here that I only provided a couple of blog posts yesterday.

Fact is I appreciate your appetite for more posts. But I was not exactly sipping drinks at Friday happy hour. I was reporting and writing the column that appears in today's Miami Herald about the Miami Dolphins defense. Please check it out.

My point in that column is that while mostly all the attention this offseason and early in training camp has been on the offense, it is the defense that seems most likely to take a bigger improvement leap in 2011 -- again.

One defensive issue I did not have space to discuss in the column is the looming battle at free safety. Chris Clemons is the starter and Reshad Jones is challenging for the spot. The Dolphins want more big plays out of the defense, as you'll read. They've made some moves to address that.

They'd like the free safety to make more plays. Clemons didn't do that enough last year. Jones, meanwhile, seems to always be around the football. The team wants more sideline to sideline coverage from that position. Clemons is often a step late.

So continue to watch this battle during the preseason.

Look, Dolphins fans love offense. Many grew up on Dan Marino's exploits.

Ultimately, t is this defense that will win games for the Dolphins in 2011.

Is there a live blog of today's 11 a.m. practice?

Come back and see.