The Miami Dolphins don’t play around. After allowing Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to throw for 517 yards in a 38-24 loss Monday night, the Dolphins went ahead and released a major part of their secondary from that Week 1 debacle.
According to his agent, Miami cut ties with cornerback Benny Sapp today. He’s the guy last seen feebly chasing after and falling while trying to tackle Pats receiver Wes Welker on that 99-yard touchdown pass. Watch here if you haven’t already seen it, or if you have and just enjoy seeing an entire team get completely toasted by a short, mildly-athletic white guy.
I feel kind of bad for Sapp, because he’s going to be having Welker-based nightmares for months.
Sapp being sent away leaves Nolan Carroll and rookie Jimmy Wilson as the backup cornerbacks for the Pats. Starters Vontae Davis and Sean Smith were also repeatedly beaten by the Patriots, and both guys suffered cramps during the game.
Basically the entire secondary looked like a joke and the Dolphins felt they needed to make an example of Sapp. Whether or not it actually makes their secondary better will be debated over the next few weeks.
All I know is that if you get burned for a 99-yard touchdown by anyone on national television, you probably deserve to get cut. Hell, anyone who is a part of a secondary that gives up 517 yards passing probably deserves to get cut.