Originally written on Phins Phocus  |  Last updated 2/28/12
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The 30 million dollar question this off season for the Miami Dolphins front office is not about Peyton Manning, but rather about Paul Soliai, their stalwart of a Nose Tackle.Playing the position of Nose tackle in the NFL takes an extreme amount of strength and self control as offensive linemen are prepared to double and sometimes triple team the player in order to keep the player off of their running back or sometimes QB.Paul Soliai is a player that has evolved over the years and was paid a handsome sum in the form of a franchise tag to make him the man that stops the run and puts pressure on the quarterback which allows hungry linebackers to shoot the gaps.  Soliai was paid last year based on his 2010 performance and in 2011, he found his way to the quarterback and made key plays on defense.  The question remains, has Soliai become expendable for the Miami Dolphins and can they bring in someone younger and even tougher in free agency or the draft and the answer is no.Teams such as ...
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