The Bucs’ season opener, scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Dolphins, has been postponed by the threat of Hurricane Irma and will be played in Week 11 on November 19. The league decided yesterday that the game would not be played Sunday in Miami because of Hurricane Irma, although it was unclear whether the game would move to another stadium or another date.
South Florida residents are no strangers to the omnipresent risk of inclement weather, but Hurricane Irma’s models are not looking promising for those staying on the United States East Coast.
Miami surrendered a home game from its schedule for the Dolphins’ Week 4 game in London against the New Orleans Saints. At the time, it was unclear whether the teams would play at a neutral site on Sunday or if the game would be rescheduled for later in the season.
Last year, Steen started seven games for the Dolphins as he played mostly at center.
“Our guys kind of need that bye week to get healthy and kind of push through the second half of the season”, Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler said Tuesday.
The plan that Long has put forth is a plausible option that could do much more than just find a solution to the pending situation by also helping out the communities that will be affected by Hurricane Irma.
“I feel good”, coach Adam Gase said Monday. “Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday we’re kind of open to anything”.