The Miami Dolphins love home grown talent, just ask former Miami Hurricanes turned Dolphins Lamar Miller and Olivier Vernon. This offseason, the Dolphins scooped up yet another Florida born man in Louis Delmas.
The former Detroit Lions safety is ecstatic about joining the Dolphins this season, and is a big boost to the already stout defense for the Phins.
Thus far in training camp Delmas and the rest of the defense have looked stellar making plays left and right. Whether it is coming up with an interception, a sack, or a forced fumble, the defense looks primed and ready for week 1.
Delmas, in a recent interview with Andy Cohen of the Miami Dolphins, reiterated that sentiment:
I feel like I’m on an All-Star team right now. Any individual who grows up and bleeds any sport wants to play for their hometown team. I’m going to cherish this opportunity and take full advantage of it. I was a big Dan Marino fan growing up because every kid wants to play quarterback. It was a special time being a kid growing up in South Florida.
Although Delmas is 27 and is a veteran in the NFL, he believes his best football days have yet to come:
I’ve had my ups and downs in my career. I started off very well and then I hit a down point. I’ve had setbacks. Last year was better. I’m 27, but I’m just getting younger, getting younger all the time. Deep down, I just know the best is yet to come.
With Delmas’ confidence brimming and the Dolphins defense meshing well, the Phins could shock the NFL next year as a potential top 10 defense.