Then this scandal breaks out and Martins rep says its playerS (emphasis on the s) who were involved.
Pouncey missed practice on Thursday with an "illness" (which is the same ailment that Martin had) and yet the team said he was still going to start. This in spite of the coach's statements over the 1.5 years he's been here that if you don't practice on Thursday, you don't start (and is code for you don't play).
Previously there was no report of any injury.
Then on Saturday, they promoted some scrub from the practice squad who happens to be a center - as the team has no other centers on the roster.
The team said nothing, though they also placed Yeatman on IR so it's not highly unusual.
Except that it is.
And this morning the report is that Pouncey is "out" and will not play. This did not come from the dolphins, but from a league source.
What was going to be a more transparent organization - especially in light of the allegations and their stance on being more open - has clammed up considerably.
Sure maybe he is sick. But then why not comment on it? Or say that he won't play?
Weird. And with all that's going on around the team -and him- this is strange.
Good luck to the team which now has to replace another starter on the o-line and lost some additional depth.
Call me negative, but there is NO WAY this team winds up with a winning record. Not with all *this* going on.