Dec. 23, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins free safety Reshad Jones (20) reacts after making an interception during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins 2012 Player Review: Reshad Jones


Reshad Jones stepped up big this year. He showed the Dolphin’s coaches and  fan base that he has the coveted ability to deliver big plays. On a team that struggled to turn the ball over Jones recorded four interceptions and two forced fumbles. He consistently put himself in position to make plays and, in 2012, was on of the Dolphins most reliable defenders .

For as good as the Dolphins defense was in 2012, the secondary often had its troubles stopping the better QBs in the league. Of all the struggles the secondary had, Reshad Jones was one of the stand out bright spots. Jones was not only a capable play maker, he also recorded 95 tackles, making him one of the best tacklers on the team.

It was nice to see Jones really show up in his third year and people took notice. Respected stat site, ProFootballFocus.com has consistently rated Jones among the top safeties in the league, calling him “One of the real revelations for the Miami Dolphins this season”. Dolphins Kevin Coyle had this to say to the Sun-Sentinel about his safety :  “”He’s consistently starting to put one game after another together and he’s got a very high ceiling. I think he’s going to be a very, very good player for us.” Clearly he has impressed the right people.

The fact is, Jones may have been the best safety in 2012 and he certainly should have been a pro-bowl selection. At the end of the day, Dolphin’s fans are going to want to see Jones repeat his 2012 exploits before crowning him the savior of the secondary. But since this is a recap of his 2012 season I think he earned himself a solid -A as he still misses tackles from time to time.  If he hasn’t reached his ceiling yet, I can’t wait to see what he can do when he does.

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