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Olivier Vernon: Sacks are better than sex

Olivier Vernon recently agreed to a contract with the New York Giants that will make him a very wealthy man. The good news is he’s still hungry for sacks and not resting on his laurels. Vernon had a chat with Steve Serby of the New York Post, and the whole thing is pretty great. The one answer that sticks out is Vernon’s response when asked which he prefers: sacks or sex? “I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Olivier Vernon signs historic deal with Giants

It took a record contract to lure coveted defensive end Olivier Vernon to New York. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Vernon signed a five-year deal worth $85 million with the Giants, which includes $52.5 million in guaranteed money. Olivier Vernon gets $85M over 5 years — WOW — with $52.5M in guarantees. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016 Vernon, 25, joins...
Via The Sports Daily
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins pull transition tag off Olivier Vernon

The Miami Dolphins have reportedly made defensive end Olivier Vernon a free agent after pulling the transition tag designation on Wednesday, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Dolphins have pulled the transition tag on LB/DE on Olivier Vernon, per source. Now a free agent. Will command big dollars. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016 This immediately makes Vernon one of...
Via Sportsnaut
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon: Latest loss 'made me a little sick'

Olivier Vernon had one of his best games of the season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, recording one sack and a handful of pressures on Tony Romo.His performance was especially impressive with it coming against Tyron Smith, one of the best left tackles in the NFL. He helped hold the Cowboys offense in check for much of the game, but Dallas was able to pull away late.The Miami...
Via FOX Sports
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon fined for hit on Titans QB Marcus Mariota, will appeal

Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon has been fined a yet to be disclosed amount of money for his low hit to the knees of Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota on Sunday. Vernon has stated that he will be appealing the fine, and he's bothered that his reputation has now come into question as a result of the play.“What stood out to me is they kept playing the same angle of it, which...
Via PhinManiacs
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon fined for low hit on Marcus Mariota

Following his controversial low hit on Marcus Mariota Sunday, Miami Dolphins defensive end vowed that he's not a dirty player. Well, it didn't seem to make a difference in the NFL's eyes.On Wednesday, Vernon said he was fined by the league for the hit that caused a sprained MCL for Mariota, according to ProFootballTalk. Vernon does plan to appeal the fine, though.Vernon was flagged...
Via FOX Sports
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Olivier Vernon delivers cheap shot to Marcus Mariota’s legs (video)

A Miami Dolphins defender made a dirty play, and it wasn’t the one who most people would suspect. Olivier Vernon, not Ndamukong Suh, was penalized for going low on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota during the first half of Sunday’s game at Tennessee. The Titans’ rookie stayed in the game, but didn’t appear right after the hit despite completing 10 of his first 12 passes...
Via The Sports Daily
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Miami Dolphins need to let Olivier Vernon walk

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported Wednesday that there has been no talk between the Dolphins and Olivier Vernon yet. The keyword there is yet. At some point through this season both parties will sit down and discuss the future for both sides, it’s inevitable. How Vernon does this season will dictate what type of contract he will get next offseason and let’s be honest...
Via cover32
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins DEs Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon named top-20 in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Emergence of Vernon makes Miami's defense stronger

Olivier Vernon isn't on the Pro Bowl ballot, doesn't do a sack dance and expressed surprise Wednesday to be chosen the AFC defensive player of the week. ''I'm not a big accolades guy,'' Vernon said. Even so, the Miami Dolphins' second-year defensive end is winning acclaim for making their strength even stronger. The front four is the Dolphins' deepest, most dominant unit, and Vernon...
Via Associated Press
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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