Olivier Vernon isn’t on the Pro Bowl ballot, doesn’t do a sack dance and expressed surprise Wednesday to be chosen the AFC defensive player of the week.
The Miami Dolphins defense haven’t lived up to expectations thus far in the season, but one bright spot has now been recognized as the AFC Player of the Week.
After selecting defensive end Dion Jordan with the number three overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, most assumed that Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon was headed for the bench.
At this point in the season, the joke of why shouldn’t you give the Miami Dolphins players a dollar…because they will only give you three quarters back seem apropos. The Dolphins’ latest games are a microcosm of the entire season.
With the Dolphins in the middle of a harassment scandal and the latest allegations from tackle Jonathan Martin, Dolphins players were quick to fend off questions Saturday.
When a team needs a big play, superstars have to answer the call. The Miami Dolphins needed a big play to save their season and Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake answered the bell and gave the Fins a “Wake” off victory Thursday night.
In danger of falling under .500 for the first time this NFL season, the Miami Dolphins travel to Foxboro looking to shock Tom Brady and the AFC East-leading, New England Patriots.
Miami Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe will be riding the bench during Sunday’s game. Ellerbe was declared inactive for the game against Buffalo because of a shoulder injury, and Jason Trusnik will start in his place.
Miami Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is doubtful for Sunday’s game against Buffalo with a shoulder injury. Ellerbe was hurt in the Dolphins’ most recent game Oct. 6 and hasn’t practiced this week.
Thanks to the extra rest, the Fins submitted their first injury report in the single-digits since opening week. However in the NFL, the difference between pretenders vs. contenders lies in the ability to execute, and most of all, win the games they’re supposed to. Can Miami take a step towards reaching the AFC’s upper echelon?