Now that the NFL knows the scope of the racially charged Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, the league has been left to grapple with what its next steps should be.
The Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers reported a total of 15 players in their Week 14 injury report, as Mike Tomlin and Joe Philbin could be without the services of at least six players for Sunday’s pivotal game.
The Miami Dolphins were already stretched thin along the offensive line, but the position of weakness took another hit Wednesday night when backup offensive lineman Will Yeatman tore his anterior cruciate ligament.
Miami Dolphins fans are still celebrating after Sunday’s victory over the Cleveland Browns. But while the Dolphins got the victory, one area stuck out as potentially a major problem, the running game.
The offensive line has been the scorn of Miami Dolphins fans for the last few years as general manager Jeff Ireland has tried to fix the problem. While the 2013 offensive line is still to be determined, Ireland has improved his drafting and free agent pickups on the line during his time in Miami.
The Miami Dolphins continued to battle injury problems along the offensive line Tuesday when backup tackle Nate Garner went down with a shoulder injury.
Two games through the preseason, the Miami Dolphins are still dealing with problems at the right guard position.
The Hall of Fame Game is just days away, but the question remains whether Miami Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace will be ready to play.
The offensive line, or lack thereof, has been one of the biggest problems for the Miami Dolphins over the last decade. Unfortunately for Fins fans, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the team in the offseason; the offensive line is again causing major issues for the Fins.
The Miami Dolphins have pretty big shoes to fill on either the left or right side of the offensive line heading into the 2013 NFL Draft. The Fins let LT Jake Long leave in free agency and will either move Jonathan Martin to left tackle or keep him at right tackle and draft a replacement for Long.