Nolan Carroll, Brent Grimes practice for Dolphins

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The Dolphins were able to beat the Patriots last Sunday by holding on as Tom Brady threw four passes into the end zone on the final four plays of the game, giving them their first win over their division rivals in years.

Their hold on the final plays of the game against a player with Brady’s fourth quarter resume was all the more impressive because it came after cornerbacks Nolan Carroll and Brent Grimes left the game with injuries. With Dimitri Patterson already on injured reserve, the Dolphins were playing without their top three corners and Sunday’s success doesn’t change the fact that that’s generally a dangerous way to go through a football season.

Miami got some good news on Tuesday, then, when both Carroll and Grimes took part in practice. There was no official injury report, but it’s a good sign for Carroll’s knee and Grimes’ groin that everyone felt comfortable with them getting back on the field two days after getting dinged.

“It’s just nicks and stuff you get during the season,” Grimes said, via the Miami Herald. “I’m not getting into everything, but I’m good. There’s no problem. I’ll be all right.”

The Dolphins control their playoff destiny and that destiny looks a lot more attainable with the help of healthy cornerbacks.

9 responses to “Nolan Carroll, Brent Grimes practice for Dolphins

  1. When I hear Pats fans claim that they would have won BUT they had too many injuries, I laugh.

    The Dolphins D shut down TB with a secondary of practice squad and 4th stringers.

    Whats your excuse now?

  2. .
    The Dolphins next two games have “X” factors :

    1. The weather for Buffalo calls for 35° with a 70‰ chance of rain.

    2. The Jets most likely will be playing hard for Rex Ryan in what could be his last game as coach.

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  3. Miami just scored 34 points in the cold and snow in Pittsburgh. 35 degrees and rain in Buffalo!! Thank you!! Dolphins love water. Planes suck nobody cares about them. Miami will get the #6 playoff spot. Done.

  4. When I hear Pats fans claim that they would have won BUT they had too many injuries, I laugh.

    The Dolphins D shut down TB with a secondary of practice squad and 4th stringers.

    If you want to say they made a play on the last play of the game to win it, okay.

    But “shut down TB “, no!

    Allowing 453 total yards, 364 of those yards being passing yards and letting him go down the field and having 4 shots at the end zone is not exactly “shutting” someone down.

    More like “they survived”

  5. Pats fans whine about everything. Its really funny they complain about the officiating since their oline holds on every play and they seriously get more calls than any team. I think a Pats fan would get a PlayStation 4 for Xmas and still complain!

  6. Divisional games are always tough no matter what the opponents record, but Miami has been impressive playing through a lot of adversity. They have a legit shot at winning these last two and have more to gain by winning. The Bills & Jets have more to gain by losing for better draft picks instead of trying to be spoilers.

  7. dolphinsfootball says: Dec 18, 2013 9:09 AM

    “More like ‘they survived’”

    If the Fins survived their game against NE, how would you characterize NE’s “win” against Cleveland?


    Luck!!

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