The Dolphins haven’t made clear their plans for their wide receiving corps against the Jets on Sunday, although signs have pointed to a change in Ted Ginn’s status as a starter.
Ginn says that he’s spoken to the coaching staff, but that no one has sent him the message that he’s been demoted.
“We haven’t had a conversation like that,” Ginn said. “It was more of
a motivation talk. Get better. You have to get better. Do what you do
but get better.”
That said, Ginn hasn’t been blind to what’s going on at practice this week. He’s seen fewer reps with the first team and told Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald that he understands he’s going to see less time on the field against the Jets this week. The news hasn’t been all bad for Ginn this week, however.
Offensive coordinator Dan Henning stuck up for Ginn during a conversation with reporters. He said Ginn made fewer mistakes than “nine other players” on the offense during Sunday’s loss to the Saints and that he has skills no one else on the team can replicate.
“Ted Ginn is the only player we’ve had since we’ve been here that’s
gotten behind anybody’s defense and been able to knock the top off a
defense,” Henning said.
The problem has been holding onto the ball after knocking the top off the defense, but it certainly sounds like there’s at least one Dolphins coach who isn’t eager to see Ginn off the field.