What about the ones allegations that “Thursday Night time Soccer” options unattractive matchups? Alas, from time to time they’re heading in the right direction, as with this assembly between the Dolphins and Jaguars in Jacksonville.
Those are the newest two NFL groups to stand accusations that they’re tanking a season to make stronger draft place. The Dolphins had been accused via some observers of tanking final yr, however Trainer Brian Flores and his gamers outperformed expectancies, successful 5 video games. That raised hopes for this season, however the Dolphins have disillusioned thus far via dropping their first two. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to start out at quarterback whilst Flores faces a choice about when to show to prized rookie Tua Tagovailoa. There’s little level to dropping video games with Fitzpatrick whilst Tagovailoa’s NFL building stays on dangle.
The Jaguars persevered to pare their roster ahead of the season, with strikes that integrated the discharge of tailback Leonard Fournette. That resulted in them dealing with some tanking allegations. A gap victory over the Indianapolis Colts quieted that speak a little bit, however the Jaguars misplaced Sunday at Tennessee. 2d-year quarterback Gardner Minshew has performed neatly thus far with six landing passes, two interception and a passer ranking of 115.7. He and Fitzpatrick traded playful long-distance barbs this week in regards to the relative deserves of Fitzpatrick’s beard and Minshew’s mustache.