For the second straight year, Jalen Collins will begin the NFL season on the suspended list.
The league suspended the Falcons cornerback 10 games following a second violation of the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Collins was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for also violating the league’s PED policy.
The humorous finish was Wilfork through and through, but the clearly sponsored tweet undersells his impact on the field.
He was a first-round pick by the Patriots in the 2004 NFL Draft and remained in New England for 11 seasons before playing with the Texans for two years.
During his career, he was on two Super Bowl-winning Patriots squads, made the Pro Bowl five times and posted 559 tackles, 16 sacks, 12 fumble recoveries, three interceptions and five forced fumbles.
Like many nose tackles, though, his impact couldn’t be measured in raw stats, as he frequently occupied multiple blockers, leaving linebackers, in particular, to range freely to make plays.
Good luck with those smoked meats, Vince. You deserve it.
Tannehill has developed into a highly efficient short- and mid-range passer. That has treated him and the Miami offense well, particularly this past season, in generating quality drives and utilizing Miami’s growing number of weapons. But Tannehill still has not emerged as game-winning quarterback in terms of third downs and in the fourth quarter — not one with whom Dolphins executives, coaches and fans should be comfortable.