In Week 7, the Miami Dolphins lost 31-17 to the Philadelphia Eagles, dropping their record to 5-2. Therefore, Week 8 provides a massive challenge for the Dolphins to reestablish their excellence and advance in the playoffs.
Fortunately, Miami will play the talented Mac Jones-led New England Patriots next week. The Patriots were under heavy scrutiny before their Week 7 win, which lifted Bill Belichick into an elite group of coaches. Before this crucial game, the Dolphins received positive news about Tyreek Hill and Jalen Ramsey, who had been doubtful due to injury.
Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill cleared for action against Patriots
According to ESPN, Hill was sidelined from Wednesday’s practice due to a hip ailment, casting doubt on his availability for the Dolphins’ upcoming matchup. Luckily, Coach Mike McDaniel alleviated concerns by confirming that Hill’s injury appears to be minor, ensuring his presence in Week 8.
Prior to that, the quarterback expressed his eagerness to face off against the Patriots, confidently stating that he’s “good” enough to wear the Miami team’s jersey and help his squad rebound from their Week 7 setback against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I just wanted some attention because my mom wouldn’t talk to me yesterday, so I needed some attention from somebody. I’m good, though.”
Following seven weeks in the NFL, the second-year Dolphins player already tops the league with 902 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns on 53 catches.
Jalen Ramsey expresses shock over reports on season debut
The Dolphins are ready for a huge uptick in Week 8 as they prepare to activate CB Jalen Ramsey ahead of their highly anticipated matchup with the Patriots. Coach McDaniel voiced skepticism about Ramsey’s probable snap count if he is cleared to play on Sunday or whether Xavien Howard will enter the game. This upcoming decision will be a game-changer for the Dolphins as they prepare for their matchup against the Patriots.
“I’m prepared for either scenario for both players, and I really don’t have a clue if they’re going to play or not,” McDaniel said.
After missing all games of the season due to a knee injury that he suffered three months ago, it will be the cornerback’s debut run this season. Hence, as soon as the news broke, the fans remained quick to reach the player. Nevertheless, Ramsey became stunned by the nature of reporting today.
Sharing a post by Adam Schefter, who focused on reporting first while verifying later, Ramsey threw a subtle dig at the reporter, saying, “Well, this is news to me”.
“So this is why I just got a crazy amount of texts. Well, this is news to me 🤔… mfs don’t care about being right, they care about being first in today’s media. That’s sad,” he wrote in X, formerly known as Twitter.
Before that, Jalen himself shared the possibility of his return, saying, “Full transparency, there’s a CHANCE that I can play this Sunday,”. Yet he also revealed that nothing was certain until he would finally end up taking his spot first time in the season.
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