Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick reportedly reached out to the Tennessee Titans after their starting quarterback Marcus Mariota went down with a hamstring injury. The Dolphins, an American Football franchise, play their home games at Hard Rock Stadium. Newly signed veteran Brandon Weeden would be active as Cassel's backup if Mariota is declared inactive.
When the offensive touchdown finally came late in the afternoon, there was no celebration, no piling onto Jarvis Landry's back. Miami fans spent most of the time booing former Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler instead of the Titans.
It's not so much that the Titans gave up 445 yards but gave up six touchdowns and three field goals.
The Titans (2-2) were relieved Mariota's injury wasn't more severe, but they did signed journeyman quarterback Branden Weeden Tuesday.
But Cody Parkey missed the extra point wide right, leaving Miami with a precarious 16-10 lead with 10:33 left. Part of me wants to chalk up Miami's loss in week 3 to their having to travel to London, but the Dolphins haven't looked good at all this season. Miami is 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 against the AFC. All the Dolphins need to do for a big play to happen is to improve their anemic offensive line.
"I know he's not familiar with our offense", Mularkey said of Kaepernick. Lewan, who said his knee checked out OK structurally but trainers concluded there was some looseness in his knee, tried to return but he said his mobility and power was affected too much.
Play suffocating defense and throw in some game-changing plays to boot.
Cam Wake also credited defensive coordinator Matt Burke: "Everything we did today started with him". Gase said. "Jay is way down the list of things going wrong".
"Discipline action in this league, there's a process that's in existence for quite some time and I'm comfortable with the process and understand the decision", McCarthy said.
"Matt managed the offense well", coach Mike Mularkey said.
Two plays later, linebacker Kiko Alonso blitzed and caused Cassel to fumble just as he was about to throw.
"We gotta run the ball better", Murray said. And since I have little confidence in Cassel being able to do so, I feel like the success the Titans have against a stacked box could determine the result of the game.