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Why risk Miami Dolphins’ Raekwon McMillan? Adam Gase has his reasons

Dolphins linebacker Raekwon McMillan is helped up after being injured early in the pre-season game against Atlanta Falcons at Hard Rock Stadium. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

DAVIE — Fifteen times last season, Antonio Brown returned a punt for the Steelers.

Fifteen more times, he opted to fair catch.

Combined, that’s 30 times Brown was back there (not counting punts he let roll), performing one of the most dangerous roles in the NFL.

No one can dispute that Brown is one of the best receivers in the league, and by extension a guy no team would want to be without. Hopefully this won’t happen, but if Brown should sustain a serious injury returning a punt, there would be an outcry from Monday morning quarterbacks.

Sort of like what’s happening in Miami now.

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No, the Dolphins didn’t lose Jarvis Landry is such a fashion, but their No. 2 draft pick, Raekwon McMillan, saw his season last a dozen or so seconds before he blew out a knee covering a punt against Atlanta. Coach Adam Gase hasn’t pushed many wrong buttons since arriving, but today, fans question why the risk involving McMillan.

After all, the Dolphins were counting …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post