So moving towards Monday nights showdown in Miami we have been greeted tonight with an injury report that makes me a little bit nervous. Not so much with the player that is out (Donald Strickland) but with the players that are questionable, most notably Jerricho Cotchery and in particular Damien Woody.
So god forbid one or both of them are unable to play, what happens? where do we turn? and will it be suitable replacements?
Well let's take Jerricho Cotchery first, and although he missed his 2nd straight day of practise today, I'm confident he will be lined up across from Edwards come game time on Monday night. No particular reason, just a hunch.
However if he can't go we will see a rotation of Brad Smith, David Clowney and Wallace Wright. None of whom fill me with that much confidence. Smith's routes are still pretty raw and although he can make that odd spectacular catch, always struck me as a juggler. Wright has really shown nothing and Clowney has potential but we have barely seen him like up this year. We all know he can run a post, but can he work in the intermediate and short routes. I really don't know because I haven't seen enough of him, no-one has, in NFL regular season games.
However that does not worry me as much as the Damien Woody injury. People seem to have faith in Hunter, but I just don't. I don't think he can turn his shoulders and deal with the explosive outside rush. I don't think he gets enough push off the line. A 3rd round pick who has been in the most part disappointing.
I guess we will have to wait and see, but I'm hoping that both are ready to go on Monday.
If Sheppard can't go then we will see the normal rotation the past few games, Lowery as the 2 and Coleman as the Nickel. Coleman has actually not been half as bad as I thought he was going to be, so credit to him. Kerry will play.