It appears the San Francisco 49ers aren’t the only ones working some scheduling magic early on.
For a second consecutive week, a team appears barely able to field a full secondary against Russell Wilson and Co.
Byron Jones looks very iffy for Sunday pic.twitter.com/pNDlEeCq4M— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) September 30, 2020
Star cornerback Byron Jones, who incidentally departed last week’s opponent in the Dallas Cowboys in free agency, is not practicing with multiple injuries—unless for some reason his Achilles is actually in his groin.
Furthermore, um, is anybody in the secondary healthy? Three safeties and the team’s other starting corner, Xavien Howard, are listed on the injury report, with only safety Brandon Jones practicing in full.
The Dolphins have given up 21, 31, and 13 points on the season, respectively. The best mark was against the Jacksonville Jaguars who have a slew of problems even though Gardner Minshew has the potential to pop off each week.
Jones did not play last week and looks likely to miss the game against Seattle as well.
Against only one of their starting corners, Wilson, Tyler Lockett, and DK Metcalf put up 38 points against Dallas. This Sunday? Not that they’ll need it, but 50 would not be that hard to come by, considering it might as well have been 45 against the Cowboys.
We all know the Seahawks are the champions of passing yards allowed in 2020, but the Dolphins are close enough to be respected, at 25th in the league. However, in their only other home game this year they gave up 411 yards to Josh Allen.
Our sincere apologies to anyone who was hoping to see a powerful run game materialize this week. It’s just not going to happen. Wilson’s far more likely to look for that elusive six touchdown game this week.