Feature story on Samson Satele

SFSS = South Florida Sun-Sentinel

About Samson’s quickness, Miami head coach Tony Sparano said:
“He’s very quick off the ball. When you are playing against bigger people quickness can hurt him a little.” (SFSS)

SFSS Note: “Speed and quickness set Dolphins center Samson Satele apart. While those attributes might benefit him most weekends, the Dolphins are hopeful it won’t be used against him Sunday when he lines up against New England Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork.”

About how Wilfok has been the most challenging matchup for him during his NFL career, Samson said:
“It’s unbelievable what he does. [Wilfork] sits a yard off the ball and you think you can get him. But as soon as you take that first step he’s by you, or in your face. … Other guys try to beat you with speed. He’s beating you with power and speed.” (SFSS)

About how New England’s DL is looking for revenge after the Dolphins rushed for 216 yards and 4 TDs in their game in September, Wilfork said:
“They handled us pretty well, including myself. It’s a lot of things that we’re going to do differently. We’re going to play more physical at the line of scrimmage.” (SFSS)

SFSS Note: “Coach Sparano said Satele, who allowed two sacks in the first two games of 2008, has steadily improved. He has only allowed one sack since. Sparano said Satele’s biggest improvements have been in his film study, which has helped him become more efficient making the appropriate line calls.”


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