Big Dave wrote:
How does a player go from the practice squad to a starter, bypassing two dolphins on the roster?
Dave Hyde wrote:
With Mike Pouncey out with a reported illness, the Dolphins promoted Sam Brenner from the practice squad to start on Sunday. No doubt they saw him as the best option. And he must have played well … But it can’t go unnoticed in doing so the Dolphins bypassed third-round pick Dallas Thomas and Danny Watkins, who were on the actual roster. This isn’t to question Brenner being the choice at all (coaches see and grade actual practices). But if Brenner was better than Thomas and Watkins, why was he on the practice squad until this point?
Am I'm wrong, but neither Thomas nor Watkins play center? If I'm correct, then why is this even a column? Makes Hyde look uninformed.
I guess Hyde thinks its just that easy to never have played a position before to starting at it in the NFL.