So, I took the Dolphins bye week to spend some much needed time NOT thinking about the Miami Dolphins. Alas, the Dolphins returned to work today so I figured I should get back to my computer and type up some thoughts on all the Happenings of Dolphin land. Are you ready? Here we go.
I Live For Jets Loss Monday
Okay, the Dolphins were off so I obviously spent three hours Sunday watching the Jets put on a futile display of epic proportions. As much as I enjoy the Jets struggle, I really get my kicks going to work the next day and being able to listen to all the New York talk show hosts fill the airwaves with their anger and disappointment. What does this say about me? I am not sure, but it can't be anything good. J-E-T-S Just end the season....
If the Bills and Patriots could have equally lost I would have been elated all day, but unfortunately it wasn't a perfect bye week for Dolphins fans as both rivals won in spectacular fashion.
This Weeks Match Up
Come Sunday the Dolphins will be taking on one of the best QBs in football in Aaron Rodgers, the Defense will have its work cut out for them. Luckily, safety Reshad Jones will be back for his season debut to bolster an already strong Dolphins secondary. Koa Misi will also be returning to help the line-backing corps.
On the offensive side of the ball Dolphin's fans should be expecting the return of their pro-bowl center Mike Pouncey. Pouncey may get the start at guard when he returns in an attempt to maximize the talent of the line by keeping Samson Satele at center. Satele, so far, has been serviceable in his replacing the injured Pouncey, but he has really been a positive force in the run game. It make sense to try and get both players on the line together to see how it will improve the line.
I don't have high expectations for the Dolphins this week against the Packers, but I will give a full breakdown of the match up earlier in the week. The biggest key is going to be Ryan Tannehill continuing to play well. We will see how that goes.
The D Takes A Hit
The Dolphins suspended defensive end Derrick Shelby for conduct detrimental on Monday following his weekend arrest at a Miami nightclub. Details are still coming out about what happened and the organisation is looking into it, but that didn't stop them from suspending Shelby. That is a good thing. Even though we don't know all the details, off field issues really can't be tolerated in this NFL climate. The Dolphins really should be applauded for being proactive in this situation. In fact, last year they did the same thing with Richie Incognito, placing him on suspension for conduct detrimental immediately. I know I often have strong words for Joe Philbin, but at least he is consistently tough on off field riffraff.
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