Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
Last week, Andy Cohen - columnist for the Miami Dolphins - interviewed new safety Louis Delmas after a two-hour training camp practice. Delmas, who grew up in South Florida and played high school football here in Miami, says that he feels like he's on an all-star team right now. He grew up rooting for Dan Marino and wanted to be a quarterback when he was younger.
Injuries have derailed Delmas over the past few seasons but he says that while he's had his ups and downs, he truly believes that the best is yet to come, despite him being 27 years old. It's his hope that he can stay on the field because he sees a team full of hunger and talent.
"I see hunger. I see guys who are very motivated to succeed. I see guys who are motivated to change the mindset of the fans, of the coaches and each other. I know the statistic of five straight seasons without a winning record. We don’t like the statistic. I don’t like it. We want to go out and win a lot more games and change how everybody looks at this team," Delmas said.
Delmas, who says he plays with reckless abandon, will do whatever it takes to win. If he can stay healthy for the full season, the Dolphins defense could end up being in the top five throughout the NFL. As we can see from the interview, it's obvious that Delmas is dedicated to being great and that he'll bring a certain amount of personality to the team that it's been sorely lacking for so long. One thing is for sure, if he can stay healthy, it will be very fun to watch Delmas play this season.