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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Knight gets ripped http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/6633416 Dolphins coaches were upset with the way veteran linebacker Junior Seau and veteran safety Sammy Knight played last week against the Texans, even though they combined for 15 tackles. Some coaches were calling other coaches around ...

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Old 09-11-2003, 08:56 PM   #1
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http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/6633416

Dolphins coaches were upset with the way veteran linebacker Junior Seau and veteran safety Sammy Knight played last week against the Texans, even though they combined for 15 tackles. Some coaches were calling other coaches around the league expressing their disappointment. "They couldn't believe how bad they were," said one coach. We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so. The Dolphins had a fast, active defense last year, but the signing of the two veterans slows that unit down, which showed up against the Texans. If Seau and Knight don't get it together, the Dolphins could be in big trouble on defense. Heading to New York to play the Jets is not an easy place to try and turn it around.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/spor...ll=orl-dolphins
Carr's 78-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Corey Bradford was especially telling. The Dolphins were playing a cover-three zone, which puts one safety close to the line of scrimmage and another deep, as Bradford ran an inside slant route.

Patrick Surtain, a Pro Bowl cornerback in 2002, broke to the ball late and took a poor angle on Bradford. Surtain raised his hands in an attempt at an interception, but he appeared to lose track of the football and surrendered a short completion.

Two defenders then missed tackles, including strong safety Sammy Knight, as Bradford streaked down the field for the longest touchdown pass surrendered by the Dolphins since the Buffalo Bills' Eric Moulds scored on an 80-yard reception in the 10th game of the 2001 season.

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Old 09-11-2003, 10:32 PM   #2
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Sammy uncharacteristically missed a tackle along with another Dolphin defender that allowed an 78 yard touchdown reception by Corey Bradford. This was after Patrick Surtain went for the interception on a short pass but misjudged the ball. You won\'t see Sammy miss many tackles and he shouldn\'t have missed that one. He and Junior Seau are getting ripped about their lack of speed at their age but how can it be said that their play was poor when they combined for 15 tackles in one game. It seems to me that the other nine defenders should be held accountable for their lack of production as well. Afterall, the Dolphin defense didn\'t registar a single quarterback sack the entire game and you can believe there were many missed tackles by players other than Knight and Seau.

Some credit should be given to the Texans offensive line, Carr and his talented young wideouts for a solid performance. Also, the Texans defense held Ricky Williams to only 69 yards rushing. Houston won\'t be an automatic win on anyones schedule this year.

Sammy Knight will make his share of plays throughout the season.

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Old 09-11-2003, 11:47 PM   #3
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Even the commentators went out of there way to pin point Knight on this play but Brent Jones backed off after a few \"slow foot\" remarks by saying \"in Knight\'s defense, three other guys missed Bradford first\". Sammy took a poor angle on that play and it cost him.

He should know better and be more aware of where he is on the field. Freeman didn\'t look great either and Marion\'s name wasn\'t mentioned much. As you as Miami\'s CB\'s are the safeties are probably the weak point of that defense.
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Old 09-12-2003, 06:36 AM   #4
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I couldn\'t care less how Sammy does in Miami. He\'s gone and he won\'t be coming back. Comparing our starters to last year\'s starters is a little tiresome. Comparing them to players who will be on the market at a reasonable price next year is more interesting to me.
Only thing is: That missed tackle cost me a win in fantasy football (well, that and my 2 QBs). Lost by 6 and that play alone was worth 14 points. Killed me. Thanks, Sammy.
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Old 09-12-2003, 06:52 AM   #5
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No surprise. Miami knew they were slowere than the guys they replaced. They brought them in because of their tougness and savvy. They were, and still might, fit in well with the speed they have at other positions. Miami has no one to blame but themselves and I\'m surprised they\'re complaining publicly about it.

Its like bringing in a 250 lb power halfback, and then complaining that he can\'t get around the corner and doesn\'t have breakaway speed. DUH!
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