Who is your midseason Dolphins MVP?
Bob Foreman, Finatics.com
My vote for midseason MVP is Ndamukong Suh. Although he only has 24 combined tackles and assists, 2 forced fumbles and 3.5 sacks to date, he leads all other Miami defensive linemen. More importantly, he is a presence on the defensive line to such an extent that all of the teams that play Miami revise their game plan to avoid him. Unfortunately, that has led to revealing the holes in our secondary, but Suh is the reason for our 4 victories and the 10th ranked defense in the NFL. Rashad Jones and Kiko Alonso get honorable mention as they have most of the defensive tackles, but need to improve on their pass coverage.
Dave Gray, The Dolphins Make Me Cry
Ndamukong Suh is the midseason MVP. The stingy play of the defense has kept this team in games and Suh has been the standout.
Mike Oliva, DolphinsTalk.com
My midseason MVP is Ndamukong Suh. The strength of the Dolphins the first half of this 2017 season has been the defense and to me the best defensive player through the first half of the year has been Suh. I think sometimes we take Suh and his play for granted. To me, Suh is having one of his best years of his career in 2017 and his best year as a Miami Dolphin to date. The run defense has been spectacular so far in 2017 and the man blowing things up on opponents in the run game is Suh at the point of attack in the middle of everything. His amazing strip of the ball on quarterback Derek Carr causing a fumble and a turnover against the Raiders, even in a loss, just shows how great of an athlete he is and how much of an impact he has on each and every Dolphins game. To me Suh is the midseason MVP for the Dolphins in 2017.
Paul L. Picken Jr., On The FinSide
The midseason MVP has to go to Ndamukong Suh, despite some pretty impressive performances from a lot of folks, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Suh has not only been playing arguably the best football of his career this season, but also the fact that he's expedited the growth of young players and particularly the three young defensive tackles Phillips, Godchaux and Taylor. Both on the field with his play and effort, the double teams that he commands & the non-stop work you both can and can't see with the young guys, it's got to go to him even though there are others that could easily be considered like Wake, who is playing possibly the best football of his career as well.
Matt Kent, Phinzone.com
My MVP at midseason would be Reshad Jones. The defense has been the most consistent and impactful part of this team. He has made big plays when we need them and really has taken a leadership role on defense. -
Kevin Nogle, The Phinsider
Safety Reshad Jones gets my nod as the team's midseason MVP. He simply has done everything expected out of the Pro Bowl safety, whether it is playing in the box, blitzing, or in coverage. He is again leading the team in tackles, and he is just a menace wherever he is on the field. That said, arguments could be made for Ndamukong Suh and Kiko Alonso, and no matter what, the MVP should be coming from the defensive side of the ball.
Nathan Shickle, Dolfan UK
Team MVP for me is Reshad Jones with 55 tackles and 2 interceptions on the season so far. A critical interception against the Falcons in the dying seconds, denying them a chance to come back and win the game. –
Carl Leone, Bitchin' Dave's
On a 4-4 team is tough to call anyone an MVP. If anyone is worthy, it would have to be Jarvis Landry. From a statistical standpoint he is tied with Kenny Stills for the team lead with 4 TDs, is on pace for another 100 reception season with 56 catches and could get over a 1,000 yards having 430 yards so he just needs a couple big games to get back on pace. More importantly, he is tough as nails and does the little dirty work like blocking for his teammates and returning punts. You have to love his spunk and grit and willingness to sacrifice his body going over the middle and making the tough catches.
Brian Miller, PhinPhanatic.com
Through eight weeks of the season I believe that Jarvis Landry is the team's MVP. His play on the field never wavers and he is always 100 percent and beyond. His fiery demeanor elevates the players around him and he electrifies Hard Rock Stadium on almost every touch. Offensively, he is the heart and soul of that side of the ball. Without Landry playing at the level he displays, the Dolphins may not have a chance to turn around their season in the second half. -