Dolphins half way stats: A look at the stats eight games into the season - defense

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have played their first eight games of the 2013 season. We take a look at the first half of the season, through the individual player stats, and project what those stats would look like at the end of the year.

The Miami Dolphins have officially hit the half way mark of their 2013 NFL season. As we did at the quarter mark of the year, we will take a look at the Dolphins' statistics at the half way mark, then project those stats over the second half of the year, taking a look at what Dolphins players' stats could look like at the end of the year. We also have the projections for each player from the quarter mark, just to compare.  Earlier today, we took a look at the offense, so now we turn our attention to the defense.

Record:

Current: 4-4
Projected: 8-8

Defense:

Philip Wheeler

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

58

0.5

3

0

0

0

Projected 16 games

116

1.0

6

0

0

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

100

2

12

0

0

0

Dannell Ellerbe
(Missed one game due to injury)

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

7

55

0

4

1

0

2

Projected 16 games

118

0

9

2

0

4

Previous Projection (4 games)

152

0

0

0

0

4

Reshad Jones

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

54

1.5

4

1

0

2

Projected 16 games

108

3.0

8

2

0

4

Previous Projection (4 games)

112

2

4

0

0

0

Chris Clemons

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

46

0

4

1

0

0

Projected 16 games

92

0

8

2

0

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

68

0

12

0

0

0

Koa Misi

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

32

1.0

1

0

0

2

Projected 16 games

64

2.0

2

0

0

4

Previous Projection (4 games)

56

0

0

0

0

0

Brent Grimes

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

29

0

7

2

0

0

Projected 16 games

58

0

14

4

0

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

52

0

20

4

0

0

Randy Starks

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

7

25

3.0

0

0

1

0

Projected 16 games

50

6.0

0

0

2

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

32

8

0

0

0

0

Olivier Vernon

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

25

4.5

0

0

0

0

Projected 16 games

50

9.0

0

0

0

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

36

6.0

0

0

0

0

Paul Soliai
(Missed one game due to injury)

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

7

21

1.0

4

0

1

0

Projected 16 games

45

2.0

9

0

2

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

28

0

12

0

0

0

Derrick Shelby

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

21

2.5

0

0

2

0

Projected 16 games

42

5.0

0

0

4

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

36

8.0

0

0

8

0

Nolan Carroll

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

19

0

4

1

0

0

Projected 16 games

38

0

8

2

0

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

60

0

16

4

0

0

Jason Trusnik

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

19

0

4

0

0

0

Projected 16 games

38

0

8

0

0

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

24

0

0

0

0

0

Jimmy Wilson

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

18

0

2

1

1

0

Projected 16 games

36

0

4

2

2

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

44

0

8

4

4

0

Dimitri Patterson
(Missed 4 games due to injury)

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

4

17

1.0

6

4

0

0

Projected 16 games

51

3.0

18

12

0

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

32

0

48

32

0

0

Cameron Wake
(Missed one game due to injury)

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

7

13

5.5

0

0

1

1

Projected 16 games

28

12.0

0

0

2

2

Previous Projection (4 games)

28

0

12

0

0

0

Jelani Jenkins

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

11

0

0

0

0

0

Projected 16 games

22

0

0

0

0

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

20

0

0

0

0

0

Dion Jordan

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

10

1.0

2

0

0

0

Projected 16 games

20

2.0

4

0

0

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

24

4.0

0

0

0

0

Don Jones

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

7

0

0

0

2

0

Projected 16 games

14

0

0

0

4

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

16

0

0

0

8

0


Special Teams:

John Denney

Games

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defensed

INTs

Forced Fumbles

Recoveries

8

2

0

0

0

0

1

Projected 16 games

4

0

0

0

0

2

Previous Projection (4 games)

8

0

0

0

0

4

Caleb Sturgis

Games

FGA

FGM

Percent

Long

XPA

XPM

Points

8

18

13

72.2

54

19

19

58

Projected 16 games

36

26

72.2

54

38

38

116

Previous Projection (4 games)

28

28

100

54

40

40

124

Brandon Fields

Games

Punts

Long

Avg

In 20

Touchbacks

Blocked

8

43

66

48.8

14

1

0

Projected 16 games

86

66

48.8

28

2

0

Previous Projection (4 games)

68

66

49.7

24

4

0

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