As we get closer to Game Day and Game 3 of the Miami Dolphins vs Las Vegas Raiders, let’s quickly go back to the top stories that made headlines during the week:
There was no second close to the significance of this story, which took many turns throughout the week. It started with reports of bruised ribs, followed by head coach Brian Flores who told media on Wednesday that the injury was more of a broken rib and would be missing in Las Vegas, and ultimately ended. by the placement of Tua Tagovailoa in the reserve of the wounded.
After the Dolphins gave up six sacks in Sunday’s home loss to the Buffalo Bills, the offensive line came under a microscope and the possibility of changes to the starting lineup was raised. A few of the members of this line spoke to the media during the week and posted a collective mea culpa and pledge to work as hard as needed to resolve the issues.
A story that had the potential to linger quickly resolved when wide receiver Will Fuller V returned to the squad’s premises on Monday after being absent to settle a personal matter and was back in training for two days. later. This put Fuller on track, once again, to make his debut for the Dolphins after having to sit on Game 1 to finish serving the NFL suspension he received last year as a as a member of the Houston Texans.
With Tua sidelined, attention has turned to veteran Jacoby Brissett, who will now be the starting quarterback for the next three games, and what the offense might look like with him leading the season. offensive. As might be expected, Brissett’s teammates have expressed full confidence that he will get the job done in Tua’s absence.
5. COVID rules out coaches
After losing a player (Adam Shaheen) to a regular season game due to COVID-19 protocols, the Dolphins saw two assistant coaches sidelined for the Week 3 game in Las Vegas: linebacker coach Anthony Campanile and outside linebacker coach Rob Leonard. Their tasks will be distributed among the defensive coaches.