While playing corner for the Miami Dolphins, Sam Madison went to four Pro Bowls and formed one of the great CB combos in franchise history, shutting down opposing receivers with Patrick Surtain for over half a decade. So when it comes to the pair of second year cornerbacks on the current Dolphins roster, Sam’s opinion is a pretty good one to have. As you know, things have been up and down at times for the unit since both Vontae Davis and Sean Smith came into the NFL last year, but Sam clearly likes the direction things are heading…
Guest Blog, by Sam Madison:
The Miami Dolphins have been searching for that dynamic duo at cornerback that can do it all: guys who can play the run and can tackle while also covering wide receivers and tight ends. This season has been a roller coaster ride for that unit, looking like superstars in the making in some games and looking below average in others. Vontae Davis and Sean Smith, though, seem like they are developing into that tag-team that both coaches and fans are looking for.
Looking back at the Week 8 victory over the Bengals on the road, both guys needed to go out and prove they could play with the best and they did! And not only did they pass that best, I think they also gained confidence and belief in one another.
When facing the passing attack that Carson Palmer and the T.Ocho Show presented, you better believe it made their hearts’ beat a little faster. Smith has been on the outside looking in and listening to his counterpart shout out receivers week in and week out. Now he wants back in. His game and body language looks like the guy we had start 16 weeks of 2009. Only time will tell about the two. But all eyes will be on Twenty-1 and 2-Four Islands.
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