Sunday, June 8, 2014

Misi doing cone drills at home, prepping for inside gig


There were conflicting reports last month regarding Miami Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi's willingness to move to his new insider 'backer spot.

According to Misi, it was all a bunch of noise with not much substance.

"I’ve always told the coaches I’m open to trying new things and new positions,” he said this week, via Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.

Misi has played outside linebacker throughout his four-year professional career. In that span, he has amassed 139 tackles, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles.

The Dolphins are moving him to the interior spot to, according to coach Joe Philbin, take advantage of his "fundamentals."

So the veteran defender is now fully emerged in transitioning, telling the Herald that his work habits don't just stop his two-to-four hours of studying every night in addition to his arriving at the team facilities at 5 a.m. and "before many other players."

He's also doing cone drills--at home.

Read more here:

“I had my wife buy me some cones so I can line up the cones in my house and adjust to different formations," he said. "At first, I had a bunch of hats laid out on the ground. It’s a lot to learn. I have a lot more calls to make, a lot more reads. I’m already feeling a lot more comfortable.”

The team hopes that its shifting at the position--which will also see Dannell Elerbe moving to outside linebacker--will improve its sub-par run defense from a year ago.

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