A Fresh Perspective - Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
With the start of the regular season only a few days away, it's about that time of year when match-up previews start coming out. With that in mind, here are my main focus points for the Dolphins vs Patriots game this Sunday.
There really is one sure-fire way to weaken the New England Patriot, and that's to make Tom Brady hit the ground over and over again. To quote Stephen A. Smith of ESPN, "When Brady starts feeling the pressure he starts tap-dancing like the late, great Gregory Hines."
While it's important to have a strong pass-rush no matter who the quarterback is, it becomes even more important when the quarterback is considered one of the elites like Tom Brady is. Cameron Wake will be back in regular season form and he'll be playing that way as Wake tends to take it easy in training camp and the preseason. Olivier Vernon had a breakout season last year and he's only getting better. With Vernon and Wake along the edges and quality backups behind them in Derrick Shelby, they'll have that pass-rush against a weakened Patriots offensive line.
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