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Dolphins expect to be without Richard Marshall again this week

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When the Dolphins traded cornerback Vontae Davis before the season, they did it with the expectation that they would have Sean Smith and Richard Marshall lining up as their starting corners.

Smith has been there every week this season, but a back injury has kept Marshall out for the last two games. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, he’ll miss a third straight game this weekend. Marshall was not able to practice during the team’s bye week or at any of the team’s workouts this week, which means it has been nearly a full month since he’s last been able to engage in football activities.

That leaves Nolan Carroll to start against the Jets and again leaves a struggling pass defense shorthanded. The Dolphins have been allowing 284.8 yards per game through the air, which is good for 28th in the league, and the Jets proved last weekend against New England that even they are able to take advantage of a team that has a hard time stopping teams from throwing the ball.

It’s a pretty big game for both of the AFC East teams. The winner will keep themselves in the thick of a muddled AFC playoff picture while the loser will have plenty of work to do if they want to get themselves back into that discussion.

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11 Responses to “Dolphins expect to be without Richard Marshall again this week”
  1. FinFan68 says: Oct 25, 2012 12:53 PM

    Decent player but has spent more time trash talking and being injured than actually playing/making plays. He needs to get better or the Davis move, while a good long term move, will look bad short term due to timing and depth.

  2. tfaulk says: Oct 25, 2012 12:59 PM

    Carroll is no Smith, but he appears to be superior to Marshall most of the time.

    Reshad Jones is coming on too… I think the biggest hole in the secondary remains Clemons who just ends up in the wrong place more often than not.

  3. nflgreedleague says: Oct 25, 2012 1:09 PM

    Is somebody else going to get hurt during the game…?
    I like Richie Incognito’s response to the Jets trash talking:

    “an•tag•o•nize Verb DEF: Cause ( #68) to become hostile. Synonym Oppose”

    For those of you who don’t know Mr. Incognito, he is the loose cannon that couldn’t hold a job before joining the Dolphins. Basically he “had” anger management issues.
    Enjoy the hype this game is going to be VIOLENT!

  4. hdahs143 says: Oct 25, 2012 1:13 PM

    The Pats don’t have much of a pass rush. Miami does.

    No regrets on the Davis trade here. He has been rated one of the worst in the league in Indy.

    Miami is moving in the right direction.

  5. eventhorizon04 says: Oct 25, 2012 1:27 PM

    This is unfortunate.

    Before signing with Miami, Richard Marshall had NEVER missed a game in his career.

    Bad news is that two weeks, he was on crutches.

    Good news is that a week ago, he was cleared to walk without crutches. He just hasn’t been cleared for practice yet because it’s a lingering back injury.

  6. AlanSaysYo says: Oct 25, 2012 1:49 PM

    The games Marshall missed were both Miami wins. That’s not to say he wouldn’t have made the team better, but it’s encouraging.

  7. dwight123 says: Oct 25, 2012 2:09 PM

    So much for a need at corner this guy is sure hasn’t played much! He has basically been injuried all year!

  8. thehaljordanproject says: Oct 25, 2012 2:11 PM

    Your last paragraph makes no sense. If the dolphins lose they will have the same record as the jets so how does that leave one team in the playoff picture and one team behind? Your statement is only true if the Miami wins. Then they will be 4-3 and NYJ will be 3-5

  9. gsb333 says: Oct 25, 2012 10:16 PM

    Marshall needs to get over this sh*t. Can’t remember him taking a hit to cause this. Fins have been fortunate to have Rams (minus Amendola) and Jets (minus Holmes) while Marshall is out.

  10. thelastpieceofcheese says: Oct 26, 2012 1:58 PM

    The Miami team determines who will not play, not Armango Salguero.

  11. ghjjf says: Oct 26, 2012 2:05 PM

    thehaljordanproject says:
    Oct 25, 2012 2:11 PM
    Your last paragraph makes no sense. If the dolphins lose they will have the same record as the jets so how does that leave one team in the playoff picture and one team behind? Your statement is only true if the Miami wins. Then they will be 4-3 and NYJ will be 3-5

    ************

    If Dolphins lose they will be 3-4, Jets will be 4-4

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