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Dolphins introduce Wheeler, Ellerbe to media

Skullking around Dolphins camp I've picked up a nugget here and there. Here's the top nugget I have relative to the Dolphins apparently curious exchange of linebackers from Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett to Phillip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe.

Thinks playmaking. Think pass coverage. Think more speed. Think youth.

And, as was discussed Tuesday, all for about the same cap charge or less than what the Dolphins had.

The Dolphins in 2012 were not happy with the fact the defense did not have players that got the unit off the field. Yes,Cameron Wake was one. But who else?

Neither Dansby nor Burnett came up with game-changing plays. But the team believes that is more likely to get that from Wheeler and Ellerbe.

Both Dansby and Burnett, hitting the other side of 30, started to struggle in pass coverage in 2012. The Dolphins didn't feel it was going to get better as the pair got older. Enter Wheeler and Ellerbe -- both of which are gifted in pass coverage and have perhaps more speed than Burnett and Dansby.

Both players showed their enthusiasm for being with the Dolphins today when they were introduced to the media.

Ellerbe described himself as someone "who plays like their hair is on fire."

Wheeler described himself at the start of his press conference by using the word, "aggressive" in a 30 second span.

Like it.

Ellerbe comes from the Baltimore Ravens. He knows something about beating the New England Patriots. That's important for the Dolphins because that is the team they have to unseat if they're going to win the AFC East.

""Sooner or later you have to make something happen<" Ellerbe said of how to play the New England offense. "You have to make a play or force a turnover."

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Dusty....

didn't you watch Manning @ the end of the season and into the playoffs....dude's arm is dead...

I wanted him...but glad we didn't get him.....

No super doft schedule to save him either...Manning falls of a cliff this year.....

Great post to Mark at 4:30. It makes no sense at all. Way to be consistently idiotic.

Sometimes I read the posts here and have to double check and make sure I didn't enter a comic book blog by accident.

kris now he has welker, who needs an arm welker for 8 yards every play. u know manning is still damn good. broncos easily afc favs

lol @ 5 pm...the 3rd one....


Posted by: Its obvious | March 13, 2013 at 04:57 PM

ISNT IT AMAZING HOW THOSE COMPLAINING OF USING TROLL NAMES USE THEM THEM TO HIDE LIKE COWARDS?

WNP IS THAT YOU... BWOOOOOSH...BLOOP-BLOOP...BLOOP-BLOOP...

ROTFLMAO.... OR IT COULD BE CRAIGASAURUS, BUT WHO THE HELL REALLY CARES. THIS IDIOT IS "OBVIOUSLY' SUPER DENSE... LOL...

But the one at 4:58 is brilliant. How can one person be so funny,it's hardly fair.

Wes Welker just signed with the patriots!

Correction he just signed with the broncos

only 2 year deal for welker, elway makes smart moves always

Misi has had long enough to come around as well and is not an impact player. Hopefully, we can draft impact guys because the mediocre game has existed long enough in Miami.

The one at 4:34 is the best. He doesn't start with anyone but has had name calling fights with every person in here. This guy is mildly retarded.

feel bad for stockley though, looks like he will retire now

dustybottom,

Im just happy we no longer have to try and cover Welker twice a year. Thankyou Mr Elway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

very true yesterday, ne gonna go get cruz or amendola now though.

Dusty...

good point about the short passing....

agree misi sucks. they touted him when drafted like he was gonna be some great pass rusher

Ok trolls, school's out, Im done with you for today. You can return to your corners and resume playing with the Ireland dolls.

new post re keller............

Who's complaining? We're just pointing out what a complete waste of blog space you are. You're a know it all hypocrite, it's amazing you and Craig aren't friends.

dusty,

I really dont see the Giants letting Cruz go without demanding a ransom. Amendola's not even close to a Welker.

It wont be the same effect with Amendola as Welker, if that's the road Bellichik chooses to travel.

Why are you talking about Craig. I thought you were on to hating WNP now. Not many posters left you haven't called names and trolled, better get a move on your work here is almost done.

Whats up guys. It's been a busy day and I haven't been able to keep up but it looks like we didn't get anymore new toys today.

I'm like a kid in a candy store now. Is a Keller deal any closer?

I wonder if their waiting to see what happens with Long before spending any more.

Aloco are you an illegal immigrant?

Armando said in tweet Dolphins doing all they can to get big Jake back. Won't look at options till he is signed.

Dolfan Rick, I don't believe Keller deal dependent on Jake Long. If Keller passes physical they are going to attempt to sign him

Let's hope 2x superbowl champion, 3x AFC champion and 2x pro bowler --Big Ben-- didn't make Wallace look better than he really is.

I will reserve judgment until the end of the season.

The draft is short on TEs so get one in FA and get a T,a few CBs, a pass rusher and rb to add depth in the draft 10 picks in good shape this yrs looking up fuc the whiny cry baby jets lovin schmucks. Trolls running rampant on this page.

Long wants.to much $$$ and he may get it but he is not worth 10 mill a yr anymore.

Hey. Burnett. Was a solid player and earned his pay. Any body who watches after game interviews saw dansby was a contrite douche. Maybe not in real life but on film. Happy for thr change but sorry to see burnett go. Will miss watching you play buddy.

IAGREE LOL NE IS LOSING GROUND BY LOSING WELKER! THAT GUY DESERVED BETTER TREATMENT! FK THE AGE FACTOR NO ONE CAN CONSISTENTLY COVER HIM NOW OR THE LAST 5 YEARS! HELL BRADY IS NOT THE SAME BRADY HE WAS WITH MOSS. NOW IF NE LOSES CB (TALIB) AND MAYBE VOLMER AT RT THEY ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE! HOW MANY MORE HITS WILL BRADY GET NOW THAT HIS SAFETY NET WELKER IS GONE AND HE HAS NO OL! I WOULD LOVE FOR THE DOLPHINS OR SOMEONE TO GET TALIB! THE DOLPHINS ARE GETTING YOUNGER AND FASTER AND ALL IS NEEDED NOW IS ANOTHER SPEED PASS RUSHER AND A GOOD COVER CORNER OPPOSITE SMITH(YES SMITH WILL BE BACK! NO ONE WANTS HIM EXCEPT MAYBE THE JETS)THIS IS WHY I WANT DOLPHINS TO DRAFT AUSTIN IF WE SIGN KELLER! SPEED AND TO KEEP NE OR JETS FROM DRAFTING HIM! THIS THE FASTEST SLOT WR IN THE DRAFT. I KNOW,I KNOW, EVERYONE LIKES SWOPE AND I DO TOO BUT WE HAVE ENOUGH (TEXAS AM) PLAYERS DON'T WE? PLUS IN A MATCHUP OF 5 WIDE RECEIVERS AUSTIN CAN COME OUT OF THE BACKFIELD AGAINST LB WHO CANNOT COVER HIM, ESPECIALLY IN NE! THE GAP (TALENT WISE) IS CLOSING NOW THE TEAM NEEDS TO "CLOSE THE DEAL" IN FA AND THE DRAFT AND YES WE CAN CHALLENGE FOR AFC EAST!!

Why Is Lebron James is the most physically gifted athlete that is why he is the best b-ball player in the world .. .amazing!!

he is the bes athlete

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