The Miami Dolphins have plenty of holes in the secondary right now, especially with the latest injury to Louis Delmas, who is out for the season with a torn ACL. However, help may be on the way with Cortland Finnegan and Jamar Taylor working their way back from injuries they suffered a few weeks away. With that said, the loss of Delmas cannot be understated.
“It’s a big challenge. Louis has had a very good season," Kevin Coyle said. "He’s an emotional leader on the team as well, so we are going to miss him a lot. We started the season out and we didn’t have Reshad (Jones) in there for the first four games. We were able to play solid defense there during that stretch, so hopefully we can do the same here in the last three games.”
Coyle said that it’s possible they will look at putting Jimmy Wilson back at the safety position and all options are on the table. He also noted that he wasn’t 100% sure about the status of Finnegan and Taylor but said they were both making good progress. However, it’s too early in the week to decide for sure what they are going to do.
Joe Philbin said that injuries are a part of the game and it always seems like there is a run at a certain position every time an injury occurs.
“We’ll know more. You know, that’s how things happen, there is usually a run at some position and you have to deal with it. We’ll see how this week unfolds with guys that we can get back. We’ll have guys ready to go though. Absolutely.”
While the New England Patriots receiving corps isn’t filled with big household names, they have gritty players who get the tough yards and make the tough catches. If the Dolphins’ secondary isn’t ready to go on Sunday, it could be a long afternoon for the Dolphins.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs