Nov 20, 2011; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Koa Misi (55) takes the field before a game against he Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 35-8. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins 2012 Player Review: Koa Misi


Comming into the 2012 season no one, including myself had little to no expectations for the 2 year outside linebacker out of Utah. If Misi did one thing this year it was proving everyone wrong.

In 2011 Misi had a subpar year, only totaling 26 tackles and a single sack. For any linebacker that is not very good. Misi had a hard time in Mike Nolan’s 3-4 defense trying to bring pressure opposite of Wake.

This year was a completly different story. Misi became very comfortable as a outside linebacker in this years 4-3 defense. He ended the season with 50 tackles and 3.5 sacks in only 14 games, before finishing the season on IR.

It seemed that Misi had learned a thing or two from the other two members of the Dolphins linebacker core, Karlos Dansby and Keven Burnett. Misi was always making tackles when given the chance. Something he was not able to do last year, he always seemed to miss too many tackles last year.

He was very impressive and underrated this year. But someone who should not be overlooked by Dolphin fans. He is the type of player that any team would want. He has been getting better year after year. He may not be the best outside linebacker but he does get the job done. Misi is finally starting to become consistant tackler for the Dolphins.

The 2010 second round pick is starting to look like a good decision. His improved play has helped the Dolphins have one of the better linebacking core in the NFL. Overall this season Misi deserves a B for his solid play. Would not be surprised if Misi’s play got even better over the next few years.


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