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.
The Miami Dolphins circled the wagons after two weeks of chaos surrounded the franchise and managed to pull out a victory Sunday afternoon, but even in a victory; the Dolphins still left plenty to be desired by the play on the field.
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?
Miami Dolphins first-round pick Dion Jordan’s NFL career got off to a slow start. It’s time for the defensive end to start making an impact.
The Miami Dolphins won against Atlanta Falcons 27-23, Sunday, at Sun Life Stadium.
Miami will be trying to equal the franchise’s best start in 11 seasons against Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s home opener. However, because injuries are part of the game, there’s no shortage of banged up Fins heading into week 3.
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland made getting after quarterbacks a priority in the offseason with multiple acquisitions. So far, the plan is working, but a different problem could sack the Fins’ potential special season.
After reporting 10 players in this week’s injury report, not only will the Miami Dolphins have to contend with Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, but also plenty of aching bodies.
When Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck looks across the line of scrimmage and sees Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan ready to come after him, he may get a feeling of déjà vu.
When Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck drops back to pass against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, he may be looking at a defensive alignment designed specifically to get the most out of the dazzling athleticism many of the lineman possess.