The last thing you want to hear a player say is “I can’t”. In any sport. “I can’t” is a mantra that we teach our kids. When you try and fail, it’s viewed more as a success than never trying at all. It’s being reported that the Miami Dolphins are looking at moving outside linebacker Koa Misi to the middle to shake up a defensive unit that struggled last season. It’s now being reported that Misi want’s nothing to do with the move.
Palm Beach Post writer Andrew Abramson is reporting that Misi doesn’t want to move and has talked with a coach about it. According to Abramson’s source Misi is “concerned about the added responsibilities of playing inside.” The source told Abramson that it’s too much for him.
That all being said it could make the choice of drafting or not drafting Alabama ILB C.J. Mosely an easier decision if the Dolphins feel that an immediate upgrade in the middle is an important off-season issue. Misi signed an extension last year after Jeff Ireland brought in both Dannelle Ellerbe and Phillip Wheeler. It’s obvious that changes to the defensive linebacking corp will occur in some way but it’s looking more unlikely that Misi will be a part of that interior move that has been rumored of late.