DAVIE, Fla. It might be a bye week for the Miami Dolphins. But Olivier Vernon has some work to do.
Im going to go in the lab and come up with a sack dance, said the rookie defensive end from the University of Miami.
Yes, this is important stuff in the NFL. If youre a guy who gets to the quarterback with any degree of regularity, you better have a dance to go with it.
Vernon entered last Sundays 17-14 win over St. Louis with just half a sack on the season. But he took down quarterback Sam Bradford twice, including a key late sack that resulted in the Rams having to go for a 66-yard field goal that sailed wide left on the final play.
After Vernons sacks, he showed plenty of joy but there wasnt much choreography. Dolphins end defensive Cameron Wake let him know that after the game.
Cam was telling me if I get a sack, I cant just draw a blank, Vernon said. So I got to figure out something.
Wake knows plenty about pass rushing and dancing. He has 34.5 sacks in four Miami seasons, ...