Those concerns are nothing compared to the excitement of a new start.
He is not with the team for Sunday afternoon's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
There may not have been a more polarizing quarterback in the last two decades in the National Football League than Jay Cutler.
Lynn feels he knows a few things for certain, however. However, he got a full week of practice in ahead of Sunday's clash with the Chargers, so expect Ajayi to get a full workload. He spent most of the offseason rehabilitating and played only two preseason series, in the third game against the Rams. The fields are outstanding.
Tight end Sean McGrath (knee), receiver Dontrelle Inman (groin) and defensive end Jerry Attaochu (hamstring) are questionable. "It's definitely nerve-wracking when it's affecting so many different people. He's the greatest quarterback, whoever your greatest quarterback is, because he's the one we're playing this week".
The Dolphins' support staff then made sure Gase, his coaches and players had everything they needed throughout the week. That same day, FAMU will be in action when they travel down to Tampa for a showdown with Tennessee State. Chargers pass rusher Melvin Ingram doesn't seem to be too daunted by the challenge of facing Cutler this weekend. So we were just getting constant updates from the people that were back there. "Those two guys, they can wreck a game".
Cutler was lured out of retirement - thanks to a one-year, $10 million deal - when Tannehill went down with a knee injury this summer.
In fact, Ingram was particularly blunt Thursday when asked what problems Cutler poses: "None". I've seen him light teams up.
The Chargers will try to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2008 after losing their opener to the Denver Broncos, 24-21, Monday night. Lynn could still very well turn into an excellent coach, he doesn't have much of a record to lean on after a season-opening loss.
Is there any concern Verrett, a strong cover corner who had 47 tackles and three interceptions during his Pro Bowl season in 2015, could be out for the season? I think he was building, building, building and I felt like he hit a little bit of a lull right in the middle of the preseason. StubHub Center might not provide a rowdy home crowd, but the Chargers will be itching for a win after Monday's comeback in Denver fell just short. The Chargers must contain him to have a chance of winning their season opener.