A mystery surrounds Dolphins win against the Jets

Lisa Johnson,
Miami Dolphins Reporter

By Lisa Johnson // @LJ1303 

Dolphins 13 – Jets 6

There is no way I could start this article in any way other than this: I have no idea why All-Pro safety Reshad Jones removed himself from the game.

I watched him closely during the game and he looked like he had a slight limp. I never got confirmation he was injured in any way, leaving a cloud of mystery to why he wasn’t out on the field.

We even saw defensive end Cameron Wake talk to him for about 10 minutes. When Cam was questioned about that conversation, his response was “That is between him and I”.

Head coach Adam Gase only went so far as to say he would have to find out more details later on. Another very vague response, but one made clearly was it doesn’t appear this was at all injury-related.

Drama, if there was any, didn’t carry over to the field during the game. Defensive Coordinator Matt Burke had 1st round draft pick safety Minkah Fitzpatrick all over the field. At one point I’m pretty sure he covered every DB position out there, including safety.

This defense swarmed the ball, held their gaps, and even managed a pick-six by rookie linebacker Jerome Baker. All in all, the Dolphins defense ended up sacking Jets QB Sam Darnold 4 times, followed by a 4 interception day. This day belonged to the defense.

On the other side of the ball, a smiling, almost joyful QB Brock Osweiler started his presser off by saying how much fun that was! When questioned about just how awful the offense played, he responded with “Anytime you can grind out a win in this league, that is really all that matters”.

Is it though? Osweiler went 15 out of 24 for 139 yards, and missed several open receivers. Things certainly don’t get easier from here. Next week the Dolphins will face future Hall of Fame QB Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Certainly should be another interesting week down here in Miami. Stay tuned folks.

Addendum:  Miami Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase has addressed the Reshad Jones incident. Jones met with Coach Gase last night and the two talked. Coach Gase told the media that conversation will be kept private and dealt with internally. When pushed further, the coach did say that he and Reshad are on the same page. He will play against Green Bay this weekend. He said he will not address the matter any further.

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