Miami’s Donut Defenses: Heat and Dolphins Need To Plug Some Holes

July 19th, 2010 by Benny Vargas Leave a reply »
This off season has brought much needed fire power to Miami's two premier franchises: the Dolphins and Heat.

The Brandon Marshall and LeBron James additions made big splashes. It will certainly help both franchises when it comes to jersey sales.

Another similarity, albeit not a good one, is that they are in need of defensive pillars. The Heat have not appeared to add a player to contain elite big men such as Dwight Howard. While the Dolphins just lost veteran nose tackle Jason Ferguson after his recent retirement.

As it stands both franchises seem prepared to go in to the season with the rosters they have. Whether they will be able to solve the problems with players already in the fold remains to be seen.


The Heat are going to be counting on strength in numbers. It is quite likely that Miami will enter the season with six players capable of playing center. Zydraunas Ilgasukas, Joel Anthony, Dexter Pittman, Jamal Magloire, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem are the current options.

The problem with the status quo is that they all have weaknesses in their game. Big Z is 7'3" which would be great if it was Zydrau ...

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