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Vernon looking to elevate game with fundamentals

BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins used a high draft pick in 2013 on a dynamic pass-rushing prospect to start opposite All-Pro defensive end Cameron Wake.That pick, athletic defensive end Dion Jordan, appears headed in the wrong direction after playing sparingly in his first season and being hit with a suspension for the first four games of this one, but another of Miami's young...
Via AFC East Daily
July 17, 2014  |  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

Miami Dolphins’ Olivier Vernon excited about opening against Patriots

Excited about the Dolphins’ season opener against the Patriots? You’ve got nothing on Olivier Vernon. The Dolphins defensive end, appearing on 790 The Ticket last week, said that he circled the date (Sept. 7, at Sun Life Stadium) as soon he got his hands on the schedule. “What really got my blood pumping is that we got New England on the first game of the season,” Vernon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Miami Dolphins draft Michael Sam?

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) My first thought is that the Miami Dolphins have way too many holes to fill on the roster to take a defensive end in the 2014 draft, but what Missouri Tiger Michael Sam has done since August of 2013 has changed my mind. He came out of the closet to his teammates, had a stellar season with 10 1/2 sacks and 18 tackles for loss, claimed Co-Defensive...
Via Phin Nation
February 11, 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'...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Philbin pleased with Olivier Vernon's progression

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...
Via AFC East Daily
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins defense showcases their sack dance

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Vernon in the Fold

Two days before the start of training camp, the Dolphins reduced their number of unsigned draft picks to two when they agreed to terms with third-round selection Olivier Vernon.
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Dolphins sign 3rd round pick Olivier Vernon

The Miami Dolphins can cross one unsigned rookie off of their checklist.  Moments ago, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that the Miami Dolphins have signed 3rd round defensive end Olivier Vernon to a contract.  As we mentioned earlier today, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald said that the Vernon deal was ‘close’….well, now it’s [...]
Via Phin Nation
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Draft Pick Q&A: DE Olivier Vernon

Each of the Dolphins' nine selections in the 2012 NFL draft spoke to the media via conference call after being picked. Here's what third-round pick Olivier Vernon, a defensive end from the University of Miami, had to say.
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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