One of the most crucial injuries in the AFC East regards the Miami Dolphins, and that is running back Reggie Bush’s knee injury. According to Ben Volin, Bush is expected to play tomorrow against the Arizona Cardinals, and he is listed as questionable on the injury report.
Bush has averaged an astounding six yards per carry so far this season, but he will have a difficult time against the Cardinals defense; a defense that features one of the best ILBs in the game in Daryl Washington. The Cards also feature a tough defensive line of Darnell Dockett, Calais Campbell, and Dan Williams, and safety Adrian Wilson is one of the premier safeties in the league in run support.
Last season’s 1,000-yard rusher gained the majority of his yardage in a 172-yard outburst against the Oakland Raiders subpar defense in Week 2. Bush also rushed for his only two touchdowns of the season in that home game.
The news regarding offseason signing Richard Marshall is more uncertain, as Volin also noted in that tweet that he is “not sure about” Marshall’s status heading into Week 4. If he doesn’t play, then the Dolphins secondary will suffer due to the drop off between Marshall and backup Nolan Carroll.
Last week, Kevin Kolb showed off his precise accuracy against his former team by completing 70.8% of his passes for two touchdowns and no picks in an extremely efficient day against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cardinals passing offense isn’t much of a threat, but Kolb is a streaky QB who, by virtue of that descriptor, has a some games where he is on fire.
Let’s see if Marshall (questionable) can play for the Dolphins, but the fact that he was limited in Friday’s practice after missing practice entirely on Thursday is not a good sign for him. His absence will definitely hurt his team, and it could help Kolb weave a second straight gem after the New England Patriots defense stifled him in Week 2.
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