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Sam Madison Reacts to Vontae Davis Trade

Posted By Jesse Agler On August 26, 2012 @ 3:33 pm In Football | 98 Comments


Third year corner Nolan Carroll will now be asked to step up in the Dolphins secondary.

Earlier this afternoon, the Dolphins traded [2] CB Vontae Davis to the Colts for two undisclosed draft picks, one of which is a second round selection, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports [3], while the other is a conditional sixth round pick.

To get some insight on the trade, we reached out to former Dolphin Sam Madison, who said that “It just goes to show you in the NFL anything can happen.”

Madison has been impressed with Sean Smith this preseason, noting that Smith has been lined up against the opposition’s number-one receiver in each of the three preseason games of 2012.

With Smith and veteran Richard Marshall now looking like they’ll be the top corners in Miami, Madison said that we have to “look for Smith to be that number-one corner with Marshall right behind him.”

Of course, it’s the other guys on the roster who will really have to step up and Madison believes that a third-year player who has flown under the radar this year is one of the guys that helped make this trade possible.

“What really hammered this thing down was Nolan Carroll. Nobody really looked for him to come in and push for a starting job, but he’s been really solid.”

Madison also brought up another young guy who should be able to step up and contribute in the secondary.

“Even though they moved him to safety, Jimmy Wilson still has that cover speed to be able to drop down into the slot, so they still have some playmakers on this team and now these guys really have to step up.”

Stepping up is exactly what the other players in the secondary will have to do in 2012.

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[2] Dolphins traded: http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Dolphins-Trade-Davis-Garrard-Keeping-A-Brave-Face-Other-Notes/623e8fc5-784c-4789-b218-ead2e42a7e73

[3] according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports: https://twitter.com/JayGlazer/status/239796912021204992

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