Jerome Baker has emerged as the Miami Dolphins’ best young linebacker and leader.
Baker is playing the best football of his three-year career and his leadership is exciting to watch. Baker is a great example of how a player becomes a leader by his work ethic, preparation, and his play. He lifts the players around him and as the Dolphins defense gets better, his play is improving.
On Sunday, Baker was once again all over the field but while he only posted 4 tackles he was responsible for creating opportunities for the rest of the defense to get in position to make the play by redirecting the ball runner or rerouting a receiver.
With Christian Wilkins out, Baker picked up some of that slack by plugging the holes and Zach Sieler did a great job in more of a featured role as well.
Overall the game showcased that this team isn’t buying into Brian Flores, they already did and now are reaping the reward. Flores has his team playing great football and the Dolphins are off to their best nine-game start since 2001 when the team finished, 11-5. That season did not showcase a six-game winning streak.
The Dolphins will travel to Denver next week before facing the Bengals and the Jets. The next three games are winnable if the Dolphins continue to play at this level.