Tonight the Miami fans will get their first glimpse of what this years team could look like…for better of for worse. Traditionally, the 3rd pre-season game is the one that is game planned for. It’s the one that the starters play around 70% of the game. It’s also the game that some of the players sitting on the bubble of the final roster get a chance to prove their worth. Tonights game will give them just that.
From special teams to offensive and defensive subs, players living on the edge will get action against opponents first and second teamers instead of the mop-up duties the mop up players they have been facing to date. Despite the large contingent of starters on both sides, these bubble guys will get their chance.
Follow me to the next page as I highlight the Miami Dolphins current depth chart (The Phins have not officially updated it for tonights game) and take a look at who I think is already gone, soon to be gone, and those players that I think are on the bubble. Should make for a good game tonight either way.
With so many players looking to make that push for a spot on the final 53 man roster, a key to the battles remaining will be the Special Teams Units. Players looking to make themselves a value to these coaches must provide more than simple depth. Note: newly acquired CB Benny Sapp is not listed above as the Dolphins did not update their depth chart.