Beneath the stadium seats is a tunnel that wraps around the bowl of the stadium. During a game, security blocks off a portion of that tunnel where the players locker rooms are located. My passes did not give me access to everything, but it was enough. I took a walk at half-time to the “Field Club“. The dining area is located just around the corner from the Miami Dolphins LR. I simply went in, and after conducting a personal tour of their “facilities” I walked back into the tunnel only to run into Vonnie Holliday and Channing Crowder. Both limping quite noticeably.
I shook their hands and stepped out of their way…they are very large men…compared to me. Both players were down and neither made direct eye contact with me. I simply said, keep it up guys you will get them…nothing so much as a grunt. Assistant trainer Troy Maurer who walked with them, simply looked at me and said, “Please don’t talk to them right now”. I said “Yes sir I understand”. However, I did not understand…not exactly.
Channing Crowder would not return to the game and instead would spend the first 10 minutes of the second half pushing on the back of the bench next to Matt Roth and Jason Taylor desperately trying to somehow relieve the pain in his ankle sprain. He will likely be a question mark this week leading up to the Houston Texans game next week. Cam Cameron said today that he will be rehabbing today and will know more on Wednesday.
Vonnie Holliday on the other hand, he will be out at minimum two weeks after a fracture of his ankle. “It’s a slight, Slight, ankle sprain” Cam Cameron said emphasizing slight the second time. “This is something he has had before.”
Slight or not, the loss of Holliday on an already underachieving, let me rephrase that, severely underachieving defensive front, will not be easy to take, or overcome.
The Dolphins will face a much improving Houston Texans team in week 5. The Texans were handed a loss by previously winless Atlanta…don’t expect a let down two weeks in a row.