Seems like I say this very single week, but I agree with shutting down yet another Dolphin contributor. In a competitive season with something on the line, I would ask Jakeem Grant to rest his sprained ankle for a week and then hurry back to us. But this season, IR-ing him is the right thing to do. I’m grateful that management knows how to tank correctly.
Taking away some key pieces from Flores puts us in a better position to lose games, which is what we want now.
In addition to our own early draft pick, the Steeler and Texan picks get worse and worse for us each week. Both are looking to be playoff teams at this point. It’s frustrating that these teams keep winning, but infuriating that they keep winning lucky close games. The Steelers were a winless team when we had their pick. Now they’re in a serious playoff hunt. We need Watson to get hurt in Houston. JJ Watt already did his part (as I predicted months ago). The best we can hope for is the Pitt and Houston go 8-8. That will still put their picks in the 19-25 range, which isn’t good.