This story was first reported by Dolphin Maven and Five Reasons Sports’ Ethan Skolnick.
Let’s make that clear and it even more clear that Chris Koufmann (3 yards per carry) came up with the diagnosis that Tannehill had suffered the injury to the AC Joint versus the Raiders.
What does it mean if Tannehill doesn’t start?
For one, he gets rested for the rest of the season and he doesn’t have to suffer nary a sack from Khalil Mack on that throwing shoulder.
If Brock starts, which it’s looking like it could happen, he can feature an intangible that the Dolphins have in their quarterback room, one who has a higher percentage (.519 versus .488) and history of winning a big game in a must win to salvage the season-ie-keep pace with New England. Not to mention, Osweiler prepared as the backup for the Broncos Super Bowl run and has a ring to show off.
At least with a potential Brock start, Gase can do a few more things an unhealthy Tannehill can’t do: roll out, feature a little more misdirection, and give a totally different look to the offense.
With DeVante Parker starting or at least playing today as reported by Joe Schad (Palm Beach Post) that could be a big win for the offense in the red zone which has lacked big plays.
Either way, the Dolphins have to play tough, they need to show their fans they are still alive in this race to the playoffs, and believe me when I say this-winning this game makes everything that much better in Miami.
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