The most important part of any 3-4 defense is the nose tackle. A nose tackle has to be big, strong and powerful. Paul Soliai is the prototypical nose tackle, which makes Miami’s 3-4 defense stout.
When Soliai first came into the league, he had a problem staying in shape. His work ethic was poor and so was his play.
Soliai finally lived up to expectations last season and Miami put the franchise tag on him this season.
Soliai will be the recipient of a big contract next season, whether that be for another team or the Dolphins. However, there is a very good chance that Miami does value Soliai enough to give him a long-term deal.
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