Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The transition from Year 1 to Year 2 is arguably the most important step in a player's development in the NFL. With the grace period over, sophomore players are looked at with harsher criticism than they were as rookies and are expected to handle a more complex schematic and, hopefully, a heavier workload.Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon is feeling that pressure now, and according to his head coach, he's handling it just fine."We’ve been moving the line a little bit more than we have in the past as an experiment and I think he’s caught on to okay," coach Joe Philbin told reporters at the conclusion of minicamp Thursday. "Where is my gap. Do I have to go down to the B gap or go all the way down to the A gap, and the corresponding technique that goes with those things. I think his pass responsibilities in the system that he has to use, I think he is better at."I think he is just a little more comfortable, a little more confident. He is playing a little faster."That's what t...
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