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DAVIE, Fla. As if losing their game at the last minute against the Detroit Lions on the road wasn''t enough of a heartbreaker, the Miami Dolphins have Testosterone Enanthate Hindi lost arguably their most impactful player on the offensive line with the grim confirmation that starting left tackle Branden Albert is out for the season.
Monday''s announcement that Albert will be placed on the injured reserve list after injuring his right knee against the Lions is a major setback for a team that has little time to prepare for the Buffalo Bills in an important division matchup that has playoff repercussions. With one loss already to the Bills in Week 2, the Dolphins must pull out a victory against a team that has defeated them three consecutive times and in four of their past five meetings overall.
Buffalo''s success against Miami is more than justified and their last victory was decisive on all fronts. Now with a re worked offensive line born out of necessity and their starting running back Lamar Miller limited with a shoulder injury, Miami is already be facing an uphill battle against a rival that matches Trembolona O Masteron up well with them.
Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor prefers to see the positive side of the recent developments and is eager to see who will step up and make an impact come Thursday night.
"I''m excited for our guys to rise to the occasion," said Lazor. "It seems like where we''ve had our games where "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" we start slow, there''s no question when we start slow, and this was one of them, last time we played Buffalo. This is one of the fronts that gave us some trouble. I thought they played really well against us. I thought "Buy Cheap Jintropin Online" we gained momentum back in the second half of that game offensively, weren''t able to capitalize with enough points. Hopefully, our guys can look back on that as a blueprint of what went wrong at the beginning of that game and what we did better when we came out of "buy cheap jintropin online" half time."
Head coach Joe Philbin indicated on Monday that the formation that finished the game versus the Lions would continue this week, with Dallas Thomas at right tackle and rookie Ja''Wuan James over at left tackle. Daryn Colledge, who was a late scratch on Sunday due to a back injury and did not practice on Monday, will likely not be healthy in time for Thursday.
"No one wanted this to happen now with Branden, but I think Ja''Wuan has a chance to be a really good player," said Lazor. "I thought he''s performed well for a rookie offensive tackle and he''s going to have a chance to do it again on the left side."
Philbin was confident that Thomas would be up to the task.
"I like what he''s done, I really do," he said. "He''s clearly much, much further along than he was a year ago. We have a lot more confidence in him. Just his ability in one game to play left guard and then flip over and play right tackle, and function relatively well speaks a lot to his level of preparation, his intelligence, those types of things. I think he''s making good progress."
Losing Albert is a huge blow given the fact that Buffalo''s defensive line dominated their first matchup back in September, with four sacks on Ryan Tannehill as part of their league leading 34 for the season. The 29 10 loss in Buffalo is tied for their biggest margin of defeat this year.
Mike Pouncey has since rejoined the Dolphins lineup and has upgraded their offensive line, even if he is playing out of position from his usual center spot. James will also be playing out of position and must continue the solid work he displayed at right tackle the first nine games of the season and apply that to left tackle, where he is tasked to protect Tannehill''s blind side.
"I thought at some point in his career, hopefully it was going to be later than this, Ja''Wuan would be a left tackle because I saw the ability to move," Lazor said. "He''s very, very athletic. From the day that he got here, the way that he approached the game as a professional and wanting to really be good, "Oxandrolone Powder India" he''s very knowledgeable. So from Buy Cialis Norway the beginning I thought that there was a chance that Testosterone Cypionate Side Effects Ftm this would happen."
It will take a huge effort from everyone on the Dolphins to bounce back from their tough loss to the Lions in a shortened week to pull out the victory. Their defense has kept them in several games this season, so it will be imperative for the revamped offensive line to help power their offense and help avoid their usual slow starts.