Miami Dolphins Players Who Have to Step Up in Week 12 to Keep Season Alive

November 24, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a hot 4-3 start, there was a fleeting week where it felt like the Dolphins had a slim shot at the playoffs. Then their annual losing streak kicked in, and they collapsed against against three weak opponents—the Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills.
The Dolphins get one last chance this Sunday to keep their playoff hopes on life support. A few key players have been letting them down, and they need to step up against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend.
Jake Long
Much of the blame for Miami's struggles belongs to their 25th-ranked offense. And a great deal of that blame rests in the hands of left tackle Jake Long. A former No.1 overall pick and four-time Pro Bowler, Long is having by far the worst season of his career. 
Long has been regressing all season long and has now fallen to the No. 47 overall ranking among offensive tackles, according to Pro Football Focus. He is meant to be the heart and leader of this struggl...

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