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Ramsey: I'm 'back to where I thrive' after Dolphins' DC change

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Miami Dolphins star cornerback Jalen Ramsey is among those excited about the team's defensive coordinator change.

Ramsey recently said that new DC Anthony Weaver will put him in a position to succeed by allowing him to move around in the secondary and shadow opponents' top receivers again.

"Last year was the only time I didn't follow and only stayed on one side of the field. … This is like back to what I do, back to where I thrive, and made impact and have a lot of fun playing the game," Ramsey said, according to Alain Poupart of

Weaver, 43, joined the Dolphins this offseason to replace Vic Fangio after spending the last three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Fangio - one of the most respected defensive coordinators in the NFL - spent just one year in Miami.

The Dolphins ranked 10th in total yards allowed but only 22nd in points. Miami defensive back Jevon Holland recently said that Weaver is a "complete 180" from Fangio.

"I'm not going to compare them. … But I think (Weaver is) a great coach," Ramsey said. "I think he's a good hire. I think he'll put guys in position to do really good things and show their whole skill sets."

Arguably the best cornerback of his generation, Ramsey lined up as the right corner on 83% of his snaps in 2023, easily the highest rate of his career at any position, notes Jared Dubin of CBS Sports. Only 8.4% of his snaps came as the left corner and 2.4% in the slot.

The 29-year-old - who was with the Los Angeles Rams for three-plus campaigns before joining the Dolphins - played at least 20% of his season snaps each at the right corner, left corner, and slot in 2021 and 2022.

The seven-time Pro Bowler finished 2023 with 22 tackles, five pass breakups, and three interceptions in 10 games. Ramsey missed seven appearances due to injury.

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