Drew Lock appreciates John Elways vote of confidence. He just wishes to accelerate his journey from the Ivegotyourback phase of his career to the patsontheback stage.
While the Miami Dolphins are much improved in the past 12 months, their run defense is still far from championship caliber, which might keep them out of the playoffs. The Dolphins gave up 189 yards rushing in last week's loss at Denver, an indication there has been no improvement since Week 1, when they allowed 217 in a loss at New England. The Dolphins' run defense makes even Sunday's matchup against the New York Jets potentially problematic.
The question is not, as has been asked many times this week, whether Tua Tagovailoa may be benched again at any point the remainder of this season as he was late in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos.