Donovin Darius out, Jason Allen in
Are you kidding me? The guy was out of the game while Cameron Worrell got wore out because he had the sniffles? Or maybe his throat was a little sore? Or perhaps he was feeling a little stuffed up?
No wonder Donovin Darius and his "flu-like symptoms" got cut Tuesday. Talk about not wanting it.
I remember watching Michael Jordan play in a playoff game once with a fever of 101. The guy had phlegm (I love that word) flying out of his nose and down his chin but he scored like 63 points in the game and the only folks feeling ill when it was over was the other team.
"Flu-like symptoms?" Get real. So this ridiculous chapter in Dolphins history is now thankfully closed and we move on with some real business.
Which brings me to Jason Allen.
Remember Cam Cameron stating last week this is "make or break" time for Allen? Well, make or break starts Sunday against the Patriots. Allen is going to be playing in Miami's dime (6 defensive back) package against the Patriots. He and Courtney Bryan are going to get snaps against arguably the best passing offense in the NFL.
"It’s time for those two guys to step up and play," Cameron said Wednesday. " I told them that in the meeting today, and Jason as well. I thought both of them did a nice job today in practice. It’s time for them to step up and play and help us out.”
I hope it works out for Jason Allen and Courtney Bryan. I will especially be interested to see what Allen does because, frankly, that's where the Dolphins have the biggest investment. If he can compete against the Patriots passing offense, he can play against anyone.
And trust me, the Patriots will make sure they test Allen. Take today for example: Bill Belichick will read this blog and find out Allen is in Miami's dime package. How long before he orders the offense to rewrite the game plan so as to be in four-wides the entire game and go after that guy wearing No. 32?
It should be interesting.