What about the ones allegations that “Thursday Evening Soccer” options unattractive matchups? Alas, every now and then 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 toughen draft place. The Dolphins had been accused by way of some observers of tanking closing 12 months, however Trainer Brian Flores and his avid gamers outperformed expectancies, successful 5 video games. That raised hopes for this season, however the Dolphins have upset to this point by way of dropping their first two. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to start out at quarterback whilst Flores faces a call about when to show to prized rookie Tua Tagovailoa. There’s little level to dropping video games with Fitzpatrick whilst Tagovailoa’s NFL construction stays on dangle.
The Jaguars endured to pare their roster prior to 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 bit of, however the Jaguars misplaced Sunday at Tennessee. 2nd-year quarterback Gardner Minshew has performed neatly to this point with six landing passes, two interception and a passer score 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.