The Dolphins have placed four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long on the injured reserve after the Michigan alum tore a tricep muscle during Sunday’s loss to New England.
Long’s injury has led many to ask, including ESPN’s James Walker, if the LT has played his last game with the Dolphins. The former no.1 pick will be an unrestricted free agent in March.
In the short term Ryan Tannehill owners should be very concerned. The Dolphins travel to the fortress that is Candlestick Park to take on one of the league’s most imposing pass rushes without their franchise left tackle. Aldon Smith, — who leads the NFL in sacks with 17.5 – Justin Smith and company will be primed for a big day.
When you also include the fact that Tannehill is the league’s worst QB on third downs Sunday is probably going to devolve into a shit show. Brian Hartline, Davone Bess, Reggie Bush and most obviously Tannehill should find your bench this week.