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 Out of Davis’ shadow, Dolphins’ Sean Smith stands out at CB 
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Post Out of Davis’ shadow, Dolphins’ Sean Smith stands out at CB
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By Brian Biggane

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

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He received accolades for doing just that last week. After telling secondary coach Lou Anarumo he wanted to match up with Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald, Smith held the six-time Pro Bowler to eight catches for 64 yards while coming down with two interceptions.

“I saw something Sunday I liked,” said Sam Madison, arguably the best corner in Dolphins history, having totaled 31 interceptions from 1997 through 2005. “I saw Sean attacking the ball at its highest point, which as a 6-3 corner means he’ll get it every time when he goes up against guys like Wes Welker (New England), Stevie Johnson (Buffalo) and Santonio Holmes (New York Jets

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“With the NFL being so pass-happy now, you can’t sit back in zone, you have to play press (man-to-man) coverage,” he said. “So, if you’ve got some big cornerbacks out there who can get their hands on wide receivers, it throws off (their) timing and allows your front seven time to get pressure on the quarterback.”

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A couple of numbers he might prefer: Opponents’ completion percentage of 54.7 ranks third, while the six passing TDs the Dolphins have allowed is tied for 17th.

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Teams have been throwing at him for going on four years, but now he’s making the improvement I’ve wanted to see,” Madison said. “The confidence that comes with getting two interceptions in a game does something for you, and now he can say, ‘I just shut down one of the best in the NFL.’ That’s saying something.”



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Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:38 am
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Post Re: Out of Davis’ shadow, Dolphins’ Sean Smith stands out at CB
If he keeps playing like he did in Arizona, we should see Smith have a breakout season. If we could just cut down on the big plays this defense would be one of the best in the NFL.


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Post Re: Out of Davis’ shadow, Dolphins’ Sean Smith stands out at CB
I gotta say the talent on this defense is amazing... we're 1 pass rusher and 1 defensive back shy of an elite defense.


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Post Re: Out of Davis’ shadow, Dolphins’ Sean Smith stands out at CB
I gotta say the talent on this defense is amazing... we're 1 pass rusher and 1 defensive back shy of an elite defense.

For sure.


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Post Re: Out of Davis’ shadow, Dolphins’ Sean Smith stands out at CB
Makchell wrote:
I gotta say the talent on this defense is amazing... we're 1 pass rusher and 1 defensive back shy of an elite defense.

For sure.


Come on Ireland. Spend some money and get us both next year!!


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Mindtornado wrote:
Makchell wrote:
I gotta say the talent on this defense is amazing... we're 1 pass rusher and 1 defensive back shy of an elite defense.

For sure.


Come on Ireland. Spend some money and get us both next year!!


We won't have the money to make two big free agent signings, or even one for that matter. After we re-sign Long, Hartline, Fasano, Bush, Smith, Starks, plus sign our rookies we'll have very little if nothing much left. I think I read somewhere that we're only about $45M under the cap right now.

Long - $10M
Bush - $6M
Hartline - $6M
Smith - $8M
Starks - $5M
Fasano - $4M
Rookies - $6M
Total - $45M

Now go easy on me because these are all estimations, and I'm sure the actual contracts could be more or less depending on each negotiation, but I think roughly this is about what we'll expect to pay each guy at the end of the day. The rookies too is a rough guess as well. I'm not even going to get into bad money from the Marshall and Davis trades. But the overall point I'm trying to make is that after we re-signed Wake last year, we left ourselves just enough money to sign the talent we have and move on.

Now if we're willing to let guys like Fasano and Starks go and draft replacements, then that will free up quite a bit of space, but as good as Starks has been in the middle with Soliai, we've got to re-sign him. Plus, I don't have a ton of faith in Clay and Engew right now, so Fasano is probably a guy you want to keep as well. Bottom line, we need to continue to build in the draft because our cap number is deceiving.


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