Vontae Davis & More
I don’t know about you guys but I am getting more and more excited about football season every single day. We are just four days away from the start of training camp and I can’t wait. I have no idea what this team is going to look like but I could not be more pumped.
I think if Chad Henne continues to improve our offense could be something really special. We had the #4 rushing offense in the NFL last year and that was with Ronnie hurt. This year our QB has a full training camp to prepare and a guy you might of heard of named Brandon Marshall. Add to that improved depth at offensive line and more experience for guys like Bess and Hartline we could really have an impressive offense.
On the defensive side you have to worry a little bit. Mike Nolan comes to town with and amazing reputation for turning around defenses and Karlos Dansby provides us with a quality inside linebacker like we haven’t seen since Z Thomas was in his primte, but with Ferg retiring we have lost all three defensive captains. Other than Dansby we really only have Bell, Allen and Crowder to provide veteran leadership and you can question if Allen or Crowder will even start. There is a lot of potential on this team certainly. Cam Wake seems like the guy everyone is talking about. As a former Nittany Lion myself I am pretty excited about him, but I still don’t know if he is the real deal. And that brings us to our secondary. Sean Smith and Vontae Davis look to be our corner backs of the future. These are athletic guys who showed they could make plays last year. They also showed that they occasionaly give up the big play. I think everyone is counting on these guys to show up and I am confident they can do it, but will they be able to do it NOW? I hope so.
Speaking on Vontae Davis I got to meet the man the other week. I saw on Twitter that Vontate Davis was going to be in New York on vacation. I hit him up and he put me in contact with his assistant. I put her in touch with Dolfans NYC member Scott who is part of the ownership of the popular nightclub Greenhouse. Greehouse has NFL players there all the time and I thought it would be the perfect spot for Vontae. We got him a table set up for Saturday but he showed up on Thursday as well. I went down both nights and hung out a bit.
Thursday was the day Ferg retired and it was one of the first things I asked Vontae about. He hadn’t checked the news and hadn’t heard about it. He almost didn’t believe me until I pulled up the article on my phone. He looked more than a little upset. Still, he had very high hopes for this season and is a monster up close. The guy is two inches shorter than me but his arms are bigger than my legs. He seemed like he had a great time both nights and he told me he would hit me up next time he is in town. I am really glad Dolfans NYC could treat him right. Hopefully he will let other players know and we can build on the already good realtionship we have with the team. Also, Vontae’s assistant is going to try to send over some autographs so we have something to raffle this year.
Anyway, I should be updating this more over the next couple weeks as we get ready for the reason. I hope you guys are exicted as I am. Go Dolphins!