The Miami Dolphins ran out of quarterbacks last Sunday. Last night, they may have lost their star receiver. Brandon Marshall re-aggravated a sore hamstring and watched the second half as his team lost to the Chicago Bears, 16-0.
The Dolphins went 1 for 12 on third down, and a 46-yard kickoff return to start the game created their best scoring threat. They moved inside the Bears 35 for the first time on the game’s final play.
Thigpen, pressed into duty after Chad Pennington and Chad Henne were hurt in Sunday’s game, finished 17 for 29 for 187 yards, and he had 27 of the Dolphins’ 39 yards rushing. But he found himself scrambling often and fell to 1-11 as an NFL starter.
The Dolphins also had two starting offensive linemen sit out, which probably didn’t help Ricky Williams or Ronnie Brown who, if you did the math in the blockquote, didn’t do much. Obviously Miami can’t wait to go to an 18-game season. If only some of those Cubans floating over to the coast in bathtubs and homemade rafts could learn how to pass-block…