Starting safety IAQ has been placed on IR, thus ending his season.
It’s a tough blow, but it can be overcome. The reason I say that is because our defense is so lousy anyway, what’s the worst that can happen? We give up 30+ points to a crappy Bills’ offense? Oh wait, been there done that. But seriously, IAQ was a steady presence and wasn’t getting beaten regularly. The key is for our offense to step it up and score more in his absence. It’s that simple. I can’t remember who hit IAQ, but I know it was one of our own Dolphins who tackled him.
I imagine Walt Aikens and Bacarri Rambo will start. I hope rookie Jordan Lucas gets some playing time. I’ve mentioned him several times during the year, and I’d like to see what he can do.
And finally, I’d like to point out the dangers of putting a guy on IR. Way back when the Dolphins were 1-4 and Reshad Jones was hurt, we placed him on IT, even though his injury was the type that could get better in 4-6 weeks. Dolphin management figured our season was over, they they shut Jones down. Now here we are in the playoffs…with a healthy but ineligible Reshad Jones watching the Dolphins play.