Someone on the Dolphins gets fired every time the Patriots visit for a Monday Night game.
Last year, it was special teams coach John Bonamego getting booted after a major meltdown. This time around Wes Welker’s 99-yard catch got cornerback Benny Sapp released, according to his agent Andy Simms.
Dolphins fans will remember that Sapp keyed the team’s best defensive play of the night, helping to force an interception that eventually led to a touchdown. It seemed like Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll had an even rougher night than Sapp.
The 99-yard score came when the Patriots were already up 31-17 with under six minutes left. Coach Tony Sparano mistakenly said after the game it was a one-score game at the time.
If the Dolphins really wanted a scapegoat, we’d blame an offensive line and running back group that couldn’t pick up a yard when they needed to near the goal line all night.