Coming into training camp the Miami Dolphins depth chart at the CB position was Vontae Davis, Sean Smith, Richard Marshall, Nolan Carroll, and Jimmy Wilson. Since then Davis has been traded, and now Marshall has been shut down for the season with a blood clot issue in his back.
Marshall and the team hoped this would heal without surgery, but it does look like he will in fact require a procedure to alleviate the issue.
The Dolphins have added Brandon McDonald and Bryan McCann and word is that as soon as they learn Kevin Coyle‘s playbook they will get a shot to show that they can contribute. McDonald has played for the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McCann has seen action with the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, and Baltimore Ravens (McCann has not played in 2012)
Word is that either of them could end up replacing Wilson if he continues to struggle. QBs have a QB rating of 99 when throwing at Wilson. Last week Andrew Luck threw at Wilson 10 times and completed 8 of those.
In the 4 games that Marshall did play the Dolphins yielded 298 passing yards per game. In the 4 games since they have allowed the same amount of 298. On the season only the Washington Redskins and Buccaneers yield more passing yards per game than Miami.
Wilson is the worst ranked Dolphin vs the pass so if the word out of Miami is true then I can see why the ‘Phins are willing to give McCann and McDonald a shot to contribute as soon as they are up to speed.
In their last 8 games the ‘Phins will play teams currently ranked in the bottom-6 for passing 5 times so they should have a chance to improve their play, and we will monitor McDonald and McCann to see if they can contribute.
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