Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
With Reshad Jones out of the lineup for the first four weeks of the season, Jimmy Wilson will need to step up and fill in. Fortunately for him, the coaching staff has a lot of confidence that he can get the job done.
"We lose an experience player but we feel we have capable backups. Every team in the NFL is going to deal with situations that arise, whether it be injuries whether it be off the field issues. And the teams that deal with them the best are the teams that end up competing at the end of the season for the playoffs and for championships, defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said. "We don't treat this any different than knowing we're going to be without a player for a couple of games. You have to adjust, move forward, and that's what we plan to do. That's why I'm glad we still have three more preseason games to continue to assess the entire group both at the safety position and the nickel. He's one of the best communicators on the team. When he's been in big situations, he's come up big for us."
The Dolphins will now have to search for a replacement for Wilson's nickel cornerback position but Jamar Taylor is the leader in the clubhouse and looks like it's his job to lose.
"It's a work in progress," Coyle said. "When we line up against New England I'm going to be confident we have a group out there that's going to give us the best chance to win."