Omar Kelly is on a roll. This time he gives us his roster breakdown of the Dolphins defense.
One of the main things that stick out for me: How the new regime is looking at rookies Phillip "Longshanks" Merling and Kendall "BadMotherfucker" Langford to blossom quickly as defensive end stalwarts (lest we be held at the mercy of Matt "White Molasses" Roth).
The Dolphins need [Merling and Langford] to become not only talented fill-ins in 2008, but productive role players, if not starters in 2009.
Amen to that, Deuces. Merling will be the x-factor to watch during training camps and pre-season. He was hyped up quite a bit before he turned his penis and balls into a grappling hook (ie: hernia injury). Now we have to see if his injuries are fully healed and see if he is, in fact, as awesome as Bill Parcells thinks he is. I'm hopeful Merling will be a second-round steal when it's all said and done. Langford gives out that small-school-late-round-draftee-who-can rip-QBs-a-new-asshole-like-Jason-Tayor vibe. But that's just me.
Anyway, the whole thing is a good read. Omar's take on the linebackers and corners is especially salient, given the fragility/potential for greatness high-wire act those two positions are for us right now.
So to sum up, “Awesome” is the operative word to describe Omar Kelly and his recent blogs. As for the other Dolphins reporters, the operative word is probably “Diabetes,” except the way Wilford Brimley says it.