Brodney Pool twisted his ankle in practice Thursday and seems to be getting
worse. He was listed as probable Friday morning but after practice his
condition was downgraded to questionable, which means there is a 50 percent
chance of him playing.
not a starter, but he is an important part of the schemes using five or six
defensive backs. Safety Sean Jones might have to play if Pool cannot. Jones
did not play well in preseason.
Lee Suggs does
not want to talk about his sore thumb anymore. He was hurt Oct. 9 making a
tackle against the Bears and has not played since. If he is activated Sunday
he will have to play special teams again because he is not a starter. He
will wear a protective shell over the thumb. He hopes to get a few carries
if Reuben Droughns needs a rest.
"I can't help
get frustrated sometimes, but I'll be fine," he said. "Now that I'm getting
closer I can see the light at the end of the tunnel."
Suggs has not
carried the ball this season. He finished 2004 with three straight 100 yard
games. He rushed for 143 yards against the Dolphins in the 15th game last
quarterback Gus Frerotte is the only player on the Dolphins injury report.
He is questionable with a swollen right index finger that hampers him
throwing. He has been able to do some throwing. Whether he plays will be a
game-time decision, Coach Nick Saban said in Miami.
a fifth-year player with one start in his career, will start if Frerotte
cannot. Blitzing Rosenfels is risky, especially if Pool does not play.
“Miami is a
protection conscious team," Crennel said. "They keep people in to protect
the veteran starter. You know they're going to keep people in to protect (Rosenfels).
You can pick and chose your times to pressure.
"It’s feast or
famine. You have to decide about the pressure on the new guy or the pressure
on your defensive backs.”
Left guard Joe Andruzzi is still doubtful with a knee and calf injury and right guard Cosey Coleman is still questionable with a sprained right knee. Coleman
participated in all portions of practice Friday, so it looks like he'll be
to play. Whether he does will be a game-time decision, Coach Romeo Crennel
said. Crennel is hoping Andruzzi could play. Andruzzi and Crennel were with
the Patriots four years and know each other well.
"Because of our
history together and knowing what he brings I know that he will be somewhat
truthful about his situation," Crennel said.
will be the first guard used as a substitute and Dave Yovanovits as the
second guard if both starters cannot play.