Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
The Miami Dolphins are still trying to figure out their offensive line after Branden Albert went down with a season ending injury against the Detroit Lions.While they had Dallas Thomas at right tackle and Shelley Smith at left guard against Buffalo, the results were underwhelming.
One possibility right now is having Jason Fox slide over to right tackle but he hasn't seen much action this year.
“Every week, we decide what linemen go to the game," Joe Philbin said. "Typically, if you study us, we bring seven guys. So far, the guys that we’ve given the playing time are the ones we think give us the best chance to win. It’s really not an indictment of him. It’s just where we feel we are.”
Another possibility is putting Daryn Colledge back in the starting lineup. All signs point to Colledge playing on Sunday so Philbin will have a decision to make with him and explained how he will decide between him and Smith.
“It’s a good question. It’s good to have Daryn back on the field practicing. We are going to have to keep our eyes on it as the week unfolds and see where we think he is, how he can help contribute to our success on Sunday. We certainly haven’t made any decisions, but it’s good to have him back on the field.”
With all that said, is Philbin confident in the offensive line when the ball is kicked off in Sunday against the dangerous Denver Broncos defense? He says that he is.
"Yeah, we have X-amount of time. Football, you know what the parameters are. You know when your game is. You know you have 46 guys and you know your job as a coach is to get your guys ready to play, so I’ll definitely be comfortable when kickoff time comes.”
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