When dolphins swim through the ocean, it looks effortless. By whipping their tail up and down, the sleek marine mammals propel themselves forward in a seamless glide that could make any human swimmer jealous. But this up-down tail motion puts a lot of stress on a dolphin’s body, compressing its organs and sending pulses of blood pressure to its brain.
The Miami Dolphins are going to have to be at their best to defeat the Buffalo Bills in Week 3, so it was not a great sign that Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard sat out practice Wednesday because of a groin injury.
Howard played 52 of the team’s 59 defensive snaps in the victory at Baltimore on Sunday and did not have an injury reported in the press box.
The scores weren’t pretty when the Miami Dolphins faced the Buffalo Bills last season and lost both games by a combined score of 61-11, but maybe it’s worth a closer look when it comes to the defensive performance.
And maybe it’s a good place to start if we’re looking for reasons the Dolphins have a legitimate chance to win Sunday against the Super Bowl favorite Bills.