Most Miami Dolphins fans are obsessed with the talent (or lack of it) at receiver, or fixated on how rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill will do in his first real NFL game.
But truth of the matter is NONE OF THAT WILL MATTER IF THE OFFENSIVE LINE CAN'T HOLD UP, and right now that's a HUGE issue the Dolphins are working to address.
The offensive line was already the team's thinnest and most concerning unit.
Head coach Joe Philbin admitted depth, and the unit's talent base was an issue earlier this month. And that's before Jake Long got hurt, John Jerry lost some weight and then got hurt, and Artis Hick was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury.
That's one man down, one Pro Bowler that isn't 100 percent, and one guy who wasn't expected to make the team possible being called on to start, despite the fact he's got one good leg.
The Dolphins are so desperate for help they re-signed Ray Feinga, who continues his off again, on again relationship with the team. Problem is they are having this former practice squad offensive guard play tackle.
That's the main issue the Sun-Sentinel addresses. And here are some of the other things we're discussing and writing about heading into Sunday's season-opener against Houston.
The Dolphins secondary is out to end communication woes, and needs to do so before its rematch with Andre Johnson on Sunday.
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