Ask safety Michael Thomas about the Miami Dolphins defense last year and he'll describe it in one word:
The 26-year-old pulled no punches when discussing the squad's regression last season, describing it as a disappointing concoction of scheme and injury.
Per Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post:
“We were very vanilla last year,” Thomas said. “It wasn’t all our coaches. They had to work with what they had. So it was very vanilla. Other teams knew it was very vanilla and they went out there and worked their game plan and executed. It’s going to be a totally different product you see on the field this year.”