By: Jason Sarney
Today just may be one of the best days of the summer because of two undeniable facts. First and foremost, the pads are coming on today at Dolphins training camp, so we will have a better view of real football when there is actual hitting going on.
Secondly, and almost in more of an exciting way, is the fact that Season 3 of the Miami Dolphins podcast The Fish Tank debuted this morning! In a spectacular format enhancement, there will now be a sprinkle of current Miami Dolphin players “Diving In” to the best football podcast in the land, air, and sea.
In this outstanding interview with second-year sensation Raekwon Davis, OJ McDuffie and Seth Levit get to know the Mississippi born and bred defensive lineman who excelled at Alabama. Many remember when Raekwon was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2020 draft, leading coach Brian Flores to do some sort of a chair dance, while simulating driving an 18-Wheeler.
I won't go into any specific spoilers for the content of the terrific episode, but I will give you a couple of teasers. There is even a new segment called, “Explain Yourself.”
The guys compare Davis to one of my all-time favorite Dolphins, defensive tackle Tim Bowens. Like Davis, Bowens is another Mississippian.
A 4-year wearer of the number 99 at Alabama, it was a heavy realization immediately as Davis became a Dolphin that Jason Taylor has the monopoly on it, and there was less than a snowball snacks chance in hell, or Davis’ locker, that he would get those digits. The trio chatted about some other numerical situations that were once referenced on past Tank episodes. Remember the #81 story, y’all?
I won’t go into too much detail, because you all must listen for yourself, but it’s hard to love the Fish Tank, and still hate Nick Saban. Just listen in. I have come around and now respect the man. If Jason Taylor can as well, and pretty much every player who has played for him to boot, you all can too.
The stories and laughs are as plentiful as Davis’ rookie year tackles, and this was a perfect kickoff to what should be a phenomenal year on the field for the Dolphins, and In the Tank for all of us!
Well done Seth and Juice! And a shout-out to #98, Raekwon Davis!