Star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil will suit up for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday when they take on the Chicago Bears
Earlier this week, it was unsure whether or not the Chicago Bears would see Laremy Tunsil, the Dolphins starting left tackle. The Dolphins are already down their starting guard and center, and the loss of Tunsil, their best offensive linemen, would have been devastating against the Chicago Bears defensive front.
Last week, the Miami Dolphins were well on their way to winning last week before Tunsil left the game. Tunsil left the game, Ryan Tannehill turned the football over twice, and the Miami Dolphins lost.
Tunsil spent the early part of his week in the concussion protocol but was cleared to play yesterday. That is massive news for the Miami Dolphins, as they look to avoid losing their season.
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However, on the other side of the script, the Chicago Bears have done a stable job at eliminating left tackles from the equation. Per a previous article written here, Leonard Floyd has not posted a single sack this season. However, that is because he is playing more of a contain role.
The Chicago Bears have a mismatch on the right side of the football every single time thanks to Akiem Hicks and Khalil Mack. Those two pummel the right side. Leonard Floyd contains on the left and keeps the quarterback from escaping to his side. From there, the star duo can crash down on the quarterback.
Considering Ryan Tannehill is a mobile quarterback, and concussion or not, Laremy Tunsil is the Dolphins best linemen, the same strategy can be in play here. So, while we may go another week without a Leonard Floyd sack, Floyd could still have an impactful game. He should be allowing the Bears to load up their star talent against a banged up Dolphins line.