Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James to miss a month or more with toe

AP

Yeah, the optimism created by interim coach Dan Campbell and his former two-game winning streak didn’t last long.

In addition to the season-ending Achilles tear for defensive end Cameron Wake, the Dolphins suffered another significant line injury last night.

According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, right tackle Ja’Wuan James is expected to miss four to six weeks with a toe injury.

James had to be carted off last night against the Patriots.

The Dolphins had run well during their short burst of enthusiasm, but that will get tougher without the former first-rounder. Given that left tackle Branden Albert is seldom completely well, it’s going to be hard for the Dolphins to continue to be as physical up front.

21 responses to “Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James to miss a month or more with toe

  1. I’ll admit I was excited as anybody with the way Miami played against Houston and Tennessee but the reality is that those wins only set them back even further as an organization. Anybody who watches Tannehill in big games and still thinks that he is the answer at QB is crazy. Miami needsa complete reboot. At this point they might as well keep Tannehill while the upgrade the rest of the roster.

  2. How are the RAVENS DOING WITH THERE INJURIES?, most teams suffer with out there stars, very few have great seasons. Bill

  3. It was a win for Phin fans since calls were made fairly which is a bit different from the last 10 years. But then again the game wasn’t close enough for them to have to throw bogus flags.

  4. In light of these injuries, will Ndamukong Who? show up… and will it even matter.

    It’s too bad that the WRONG guys are getting hurt. If $uh was injured, at least they’d have a complete D line that shows up each game and play.

  5. ” Anybody who watches Tannehill in big games and still thinks that he is the answer at QB is crazy.”

    Actually Tannehill isn’t a bad QB at all. The real problem is the revolving door Oline.

    If you can’t keep the defense from getting to your QB even Brady and Rodgers will have a lousy game.

    So many people talk about not being able to win if you “don’t have a quarterback”, but the fact is the game starts with the line. It amazes me how many of these so called “football minds” getting paid big money to be GMs and personnel people just don’t get that.

    If you put Tannehill behind a solid Oline he would be much better, just as any QB would.

  6. I hate to bring uup Sub and Tannehil…but depth gentlemen, depth is the reason why the contracts given to them is the reason their contracts were bad for the Fins. They needed oline and dline depth because as we all know the NFL is a battle of attrition. WHEN players start getting injured your sub packages reveal themselves for what they truly are. Not a fins fan but their strong rotations of Odrick, starks, langford, and that Samoan, wake, mitchell dude used to give the division fits. Now that wake is out…..you’re best dend is Vernon who is good but not great. Suh is there and not much behind him but Shelby who is still raw. That oline is atrocious….once one guy gets hurt their best backup is Jason Fox who is straight ass….should’ve spent money on the big boys and coached up.

  7. “It was a win for Phin fans since calls were made fairly which is a bit different from the last 10 years.”

    Oh please. That’s a big myth the Pats haters and whiners cling to like their security blanket.

    There are plenty of crap calls and non-calls against the Pats just like any other team. The difference is Belichick and the Pats players never cry about it.

    Here’s a couple glaring examples for you.

    1. 2006 AFC Championship game. Pats were way up and Indy comes storming back. Still down and on the final drive at the end of the game, Manning throws a long bomb down the left sideline. Ellis Hobbs is called for “face guarding” and meanwhile replay shows absolutely no contact between Hobbs and the receiver.

    The problem with this ? Face guarding had been eliminated as a penalty 2 years prior. It would be like calling the tuck rule in a game this year 2 years after it had been eliminated.

    2. Couple years ago against the Panthers, Pats driving in closing seconds to get a winning score. Gronk is literally wrapped up and tackled in the end zone while the ball is in the air an no penalty called.

    There are plenty more. The Pats aren’t the Ravens, the Steelers, Bills or any of the other whining head coach led teams. If the other team wins and there’s a bad call or no call against them the Pats know they never should have let the game get away from them to the point where one bad call changes the game.

    Keep sucking your lolly and clinging to his blanket though. Its hilarious to Pats fans.

  8. Why do ppl keep talking bad about suh? He’s a great player who does he’s job, you ppl most just look up stats cause suh flashes every single game. He get pressure on the QB so often while being double team it amazes me

  9. harrisonhits2 says:
    Oct 30, 2015 7:09 PM
    Actually Tannehill isn’t a bad QB at all. The real problem is the revolving door Oline.

    If you can’t keep the defense from getting to your QB even Brady and Rodgers will have a lousy game.
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    When are fans going to quit making excuses for Tannehill? The guy has a $100 million dollar deal. Look at Brady last night. He was playing with 3rd string o linemen and he shredded Miami. What do you think Marino would have done to the Pats last night? He would have shuffled around the pocket and burned them for 60 yards every single time they blitzed. Tannehill is not the answer. He can win but everything has to be perfect for it to happen.

  10. Harrisonhits you are just like every other Pat fan. Name the plenty more please. Pats get calls or no calls that go in their favor. Last year Pats up 7 in afc championship game. Back to back no calls on tripping and obvious pi was not called. Pats get ball back, score, and change momentum. Last year when browns were stomping the pats, then pats stormed back and won on a bs pi call where the defender didn’t even touch the receiver. 2 years ago 4qtr phins down by 3. They sack Brady and Ordrick gets called for illegal batting that lead to a pats td. It was a questionable call but it’s a call you don’t make unless it’s obvious. These were just last 2 years. You had to go all the way back to 2006. So please I’ve got 2 at least for each of yours where refs helped the pats.

  11. Blaming the resf or relying on them to help you win games is a fantasy. Every team gets bad calls every game. The way to win is to overcome adversity whether it’s an injury or a bad call. Depth is an absolute must have in the NFL. Over paying one star can upset the entire roster and the winning teams know this. Guys like Suh and Bryant are a liability as the season progresses and the need for a special team player to step into a starting role is necessary.

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