UPDATE: Jake Long has apparently not suffered any significant injury to his knee. He was walking without a limp after the game and all of the local media are reporting that he is fine and will play against Buffalo. Close call. As for the rest of the starting offense and defense, well they need to get it together quick. The season starts today. For real.
The Miami Dolphins are playing the Dallas Cowboys in their 4th and final pre-season game. Tomorrow morning their HC is going to have to answer a lot of questions and go under the fan microscope more than he already has.
Choosing to play his starting offensive players into the 2nd quarter may have proven a huge mistake when LT Jake Long went down with what appears to be a knee injury.
Long walked off the field on his own but was seen sporting an ice bag on the bench. It’s likely the team will take an X-ray at halftime.
Most teams do not play their starters more than 1 series in the 4th game, Dallas didn’t play any of their starters. The result? Aside from Jake’s injury, the Dolphins offense looked just as anemic as they did last week and their defense has only looked somewhat better.
All in all, the Dolphins have a ton of work to do in the next week and half before they travel up north to start the season in Buffalo.
Vanilla or not, the Dolphins have some serious things they need to work on. For now though, the chief concern is on Jake Long’s knee.