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LB Dildine coming into his own

STEVE DILDINE

THE FIRST SIGNS became apparent around the middle of last season. Outside linebacker Steve Dildine was no longer having to think about what he was doing. He was simply reading, reacting and getting it done. And while it may have escaped notice by the average observer during spring workouts last month, Dildine was running down just about anything that moved. Bill Doba took note.

Dildine didn't just have a good spring, he had an outstanding spring. "He's really starting to come into his own," said Doba. "I think he'll be a good one this season." All good ones get there through drive. And to say Dildine is competitive is a massive understatement. BACK IN THE summer of 2004 and inspired by a big prizefight coming up, Dildine and fellow linebacker Scott Davis began...

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