What's Lincoln Thinkin' - Fins are too thin
The NFL season starts in two and a half weeks.
But injuries are all ready uncovering the Dolphins' biggest weakness.
The Dolphins have some star players - but Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake, Ryan Tannehill and the like, cost a pretty penny.
The Fins broke the piggy bank on those players and it might just be what busts their chances of being a playoff team in 2016.
The Dolphins suffered two tough injuries in Friday's preseason loss to the Cowboys - 3-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey injured his left hip and he may miss the preseason opener. Pouncey's backup, is Anthony Steen, a player who's never suited up in an NFL game.
Backup quarterback Matt Moore took a vicious hit to the head and would not return. His backup, is Brandon Doughty, a seventh round pick, who's never suited up in an NFL game.
The Dolphins may be the most top heavy team in the NFL.
They have 8 players who make 8 million dollars or more against the salary cap. No other team has more than six, and some teams have only two or three.
With more of the pie going to the top players, there's very little left for backups.
That's why the depth chart, of say the linebacking corps, has a bunch of guys that you've never heard of on it.
The Dolphins are extraordinarily thin. That might be good if you're on South Beach, but it's not if you're a football team.
Injuries are always a factor in the NFL.
And these Fins, are not built to sustain them.