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Barry Jackson wrote:
Defensive tackle Akeem Spence, who played for new Dolphins defensive line coach Kris Kocurek in Detroit last season, said this is precisely what Dolphins fans can expect in terms of the team’s new philosophy with defensive linemen under Kocurek:
“When you turn on the film, it speaks for itself,” he said. “The defensive tackles next to the ends should be the first two guys off the ball, attacking the guards shoulders, knocking them back and creating penetration so that way your linebackers can play downhill. Everybody can be downhill. You’ve got your ends setting hard edges attacking the tackles at the tip of their pads, setting edges."
"That way our defense is one-gap sound, playing downhill. The defensive tackles are playing in the backfield and that should show on the film, guys getting knocked back. If not, then we’re playing read 3-4 and Kris is probably somewhere throwing his hat off screaming all types of obscenities.