The Miami Dolphins need to pull out a victory on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers to keep their playoffs hopes alive. The Fins offensive line is once again in question, but so is Carolina’s defensive line.
NFL investigator Ted Wells is in Davie Monday to interview Dolphins players and staffers over the scandal between guard Richie Incognito and tackle Jonathan Martin.
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.
The ongoing Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin/Miami Dolphins trouble took another turn Wednesday morning when multiple reports said Incognito had been told by coaches to “toughen up” Martin. But Incognito continues to not comment on the issue.
The legendary comedy “Blazing Saddles” featured the line, “What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here.” While that line was uttered in the 1970’s, it perfectly fits the state of college and pro football in Florida.
Legendary former Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi once famously said, “What the hell’s going on out there?” That sentiment, spoken decades ago, summarizes what many fans may be thinking after a week of strange sports stories in South Florida.
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey came home with not only a loss to the New England Patriots, but also a grand jury subpoena from the Massachusetts State Police.
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.
The Miami Dolphins continue to look at some minor tweaks to their roster and are looking at a former Pro Bowler to help along the offensive line.
While the overhyped Cam Newton went overall to the Carolina Panthers; the Dolphins had to sit at number 15 and take the best player on their board. Unfortunately, the way Jeff Ireland sounded after the pick was made, Mike Pouncey wasn’t the best player, but simply the safest.