Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The interior of the Miami Dolphins offensive line consists of Daryn Colledge at left guard, Samson Satele at center and Shelley Smith at right guard. Offensive line coach John Benton has plenty of confidence in these three players to hold up their assignments and keep the defensive tackles at bay.
“Satele is maybe even a little better than expected coming in,” Benton told the Miami Herald. “He’s really been schooled over the years from a protection standpoint, which has helped us, in terms of running the show and getting everyone targeted.”
“Daryn’s done a nice job for us,” he said. “Very intelligent player and he uses a lot of that in his game. He and Samson are blue collar, bring-your-lunch-pale type guys.”
“Shelley is real athletic, not the biggest guy in the world,” Benton said. “Does a real good job getting to the second level, cutting guys off. Real quick feet.”
Despite there being five new offensive lineman in week one, Colledge said that there aren’t too many concerns about it and believes they have come together pretty well.
“Even though the five starters haven’t played together very long, Colledge said: “Everyone is feeling good about how we’ve meshed. Everyone is comfortable. Other than Ja’Wuan, everyone has been [an NFL] starter. Brandon is a very good player. Samson has been a starter in this league. Shelley and I know how to play.”