Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Rookie linebacker Chris McCain burst onto the scene against the New England Patriots with a blocked punt and one sack in a key situation. However, he suffered a minor hip injury but was also sick to the point where it held him out of practice for two days. Nonetheless, he is back and ready for Sunday.
“It’s good to be back out here to come back to practice, so I feel good for preparing for Buffalo this week. It [the illness] was bad enough where it held me out of practice, but I’m thankful they didn’t hold me out all week. It wasn’t too bad, a couple of days, but I’m just glad I’m just back. I wouldn’t call it a setback. Things happen. It’s part of life.”
McCain doesn’t know what role he will play on Sunday, but more than likely, he’s just using that with the media as I’m sure the coaching staff has laid out plans for him.
“I still need a little bit of extra preparation, but I think I’ll be ready for Sunday when that time comes. I understand it a lot better. Coaches have me out there for a reason. I believe they have more faith in me. I’m starting to not prove them wrong anymore, giving them more belief and I believe I’m transitioning pretty well.”
Like the others on the team have stressed all week, the Bills running backs are very dangerous and the Dolphins have been focusing on them all week.
“They are very dangerous. C.J. (Spiller) is a very speedy guy. He’s a very shifty guy,” McCain said. “Fred (Jackson) is also good. We’re just going to have to be ready for the quickness. I believe with our front guys and our second-level guys, we’ll be able to hold on to whoever we are coming up against. I believe we’ll be able to stop them.”