Miami Dolphins forced to retool their offensive line, again.
In wake of the injury report on offensive guard Josh Sitton, the Miami Dolphins are forced to retool their starting line on offense, yet again.
Each and every year the Miami Dolphins hold their collective breath, as they try to keep the injury bug out of the locker room. But it seems near impossible to keep the bug away from the offensive line, day after day, game after game, season after season.
This group has not only been the Achilles heel for this team, in years past, it has also been a unit that has a built-in rotating door, due to injury. Since the days of the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin blow up, this unit has struggled to keep Ryan Tannehill clean, and to open holes for any one running back.
With Josh Sitton lost for the year, due to a torn rotator cuff, Miami is now forced to start Guard Ted Larson. In 2017 Larson only played in 8 games for the Dolphins, as he was placed on injured reserve for a torn bicep, and Miami were forced to shuffle Kraig Urbik, Anthony Steen, Isaac Asiata and Jake Brendel at guard. Out of the bunch, only Isaac Asiata remain, and he was cut earlier this year, then claimed off waivers and placed on the practice squad.
Will Miami look to a free agent? Is there a guard out there? Will the Dolphins look to make a trade? This team is thin at depth on the offensive line. One game and one offensive lineman down.
The next run of thought is, how will this effect the running game? Can Larson manage the left side, and how long can he stay healthy, this will be a position of concern moving forward in the season, and most fans do not believe General Manager Chris Greer, did enough to address this ongoing issue in the off-season.
The Miami Dolphins are a team mixed with young and old talent, it may be time to get younger again along the offensive line, because this is the same old old story.