It hasn’t been the best of months for the Dolphins, who have actually made the Greg Schiano-led Bucs look like the somewhat normal organization of the two on display on MNF. Miami is already without starters Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito on the offensive line, and they probably should have lost center Mike Pouncey on their opening series.

Pouncey, a noted Incognito enthusiast, got into it with Tampa Bay defensive lineman Akeem Spence, with both guys going high towards the end of the play. But Pouncey took it an extra step, grabbing Spence’s facemask with one hand and then winding up to finish off the confrontation with a punch to the side of the helmet.

That would seem to be an instant ejection, but Pouncey was only whistled for a 15-yard penalty for a “blow to the head.” The Dolphins aren’t doing much early on the field to dispel the notion that their team is a spiraling dumpsterfire of dysfunction.

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Carolina has a deep defensive line rotation. In any given scenario you’ll see DEs Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy bookend Dwan Edwards and Star Lotulelei, with Kawann Short, Frank Alexander, and Colin Cole mixed in frequently. Behind them, instinctive and athletic linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis clean up what’s able to sneak past the line.

Kuechly was Carolina’s top pick in 2017; Lotulelei and Ravens Cheap Jerseys Short were the Panthers’ top two picks in this year’s draft. That heavy investment on the defensive side of the ball Order Cheap Jerseys Online has not gone to waste.

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