Don’t look now, but if Tom Brady‘s knee injury is even halfway serious, then Ryan Tannehill is the best starting quarterback in the AFC East…how scary is that?
Either way, the New England Patriots‘ quarterback apparently left Wednesday’s practice in pain and the folks in Foxborough are freaking out. Conversely, the Miami Dolphins‘ fan base is currently jumping for joy and hoping that Brady never walks again. However, even if Brady is gone for a significant amount of time, are the Dolphins the immediate favorites to win the AFC East in 2013?
I say no.
After bringing Mike Wallace to town this offseason the Miami bandwagon all but capsized and now it’s getting even bigger. Unfortunately, Brady’s injury doesn’t solve the Phins’ woes at offensive line — in just two NFL preseason games the Miami offensive line has been thoroughly embarrassed. Not to mention, the last time that Brady went down for the entire season the Pats somehow finished 10-6 and that injury came in Week 1 of the regular season; now, New England is able to set up a plan nearly a month prior to its first meaningful game.
Anyway, the Dolphins are not ready to compete in the AFC East. For starters, Miami is led by a second-year coach who isn’t qualified enough to be Bill Belichick’s fashion designer and just because the ‘Phins have Tannehill doesn’t mean they can beat the Brady-less Patrtiots.
Don’t worry about No. 12, you have problems of your own, Miami.