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Breaking down film of Miami Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi

With Jeff Ireland making the decisions, the Dolphins changed their draft position to select Koa Misi who was drafted as an edge rusher from a now PAC 12 school who hasn’t found a true position. I guess Ireland has a type. Before the 2015 NFL draft there was a lot of speculation that the Miami Dolphins were going to go after a Middle linebacker in the first two rounds. I would...
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LB Koa Misi adjusting to the middle of the defense

Miami Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi said he has made progress as a middle linebacker this offseason after playing in the middle for the first time last season. After playing on the outside his previous four years, he feels more comfortable after an offseason of work. Misi also feels with Ndamukong Suh locking up blockers in front of him, he could become a major force in the...
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Miami Dolphins' Koa Misi starting to feel at home at middle linebacker

When the Miami Dolphins decided to shift Koa Misi to the middle of the field instead of contuining on with now departed linebcker Dannell Ellerbe, there was a lot of skepticism as to whether it would work out or not. The results were nothing special, but they were good enough.Now, going into his second year at the middle linebacker position, Misi is feeling much more comfortable...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

LB Koa Misi says DT Ndamukong Suh is an 'animal' and will make teammates around him better

Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Koa Misi is excited to have defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh playing in front of him, calling the offseason biggest free agent prize an 'animal.' The Dolphins invested $114 million in the most dominant defensive tackle in the NFL, and during OTAs he was almost impossible to block while playing at or behind the line of scrimmage with fellow Pro Bowler...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Miami Dolphins set at middle linebacker with Koa Misi?

A major need in the eyes of many fans going into this year's offseason was the middle linebacker position, as the team hasn't had a truly good linebacker in the middle since Karlos Dansby in 2012. Dansby was shipped out of Miami by the front office when the organization decided to go forward with a youth movement, replacing Dansby with current  New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Koa Misi getting comfortable in the middle of the defense

Last season Koa Misi took the reins at middle linebacker of the Miami Dolphins defense for the first time and it didn't go as expected. Due to a combination of injuries Misi was in and out of the lineup throughout the season and had trouble adjusting to the new position.After a full offseason to recover from his injuries, Misi enters his second season as the middle linebacker on...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Koa Misi wants to remain in the middle but the final decision won't be his

The Miami Dolphins have been working to upgrade the linebacker position over the past several years. After Joe Philbin's first year on the job, the front office released Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett in favor of Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler. Of course, we all know how that worked out. Last season, they moved Koa Misi to the middle and while his play was solid, it was nothing...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Misi doing cone drills at home, prepping for inside gig

BY NICK ST. DENISThere were conflicting reports last month regarding Miami Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi's willingness to move to his new insider 'backer spot.According to Misi, it was all a bunch of noise with not much substance."I’ve always told the coaches I’m open to trying new things and new positions,” he said this week, via Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.Misi has played...
Via AFC East Daily
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Player quotes from Miami Dolphins OTAs

Koa Misi on the main differences between playing outside versus inside “I’ve played defensive end, I’ve played outside linebacker (and) all of our reads were from the outside in. I was walked out on number two. I’m playing Mike (linebacker) now, I’m in the middle. I’m reading everything inside out. I’m dropping in the middle. Everything’s different. I’ve got a lot...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins experimenting with Koa Misi at middle linebacker

DAVIE, Fla. -- When Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin went through year-end film, one player kept appearing. Fifth-year pro Koa Misi stood out in several examples focusing on basic fundamentals. "One of the things we've emphasized strongly have been fundamentals on defense, whether its block protection, pursuit, tackling, creating turnovers," Philbin said. "And one of the things...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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