How much does Pouncey injury hurt Fins? 

June, 24, 2014
Jun 24
5:20
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James Walker does a great job examining the Dolphins' contingency plans to soften the blow of losing Mike Pouncey for the 3-4 months following major hip surgery. Says Walker, "Pouncey was probably the player the Dolphins could least afford to lose early in the season. According to his timeline, Pouncey could miss the first couple of games or even be put on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and miss the first six games, depending on his progress.

"Either way, it's horrendous news for a Dolphins team trying to end a five-year playoff drought."

The Dolphins do have options, but the fact is that none of those options compare to what Pouncey brings to the table. The somewhat less heralded of the Pouncey twins, Mike is actually the superior player, in my opinion, and frankly, the case could be made that he is the top pivot in the game today.