Dolphins cornerbacks braced for size mismatch
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan are 5-foot-10 and often look even smaller, which will be the case Sunday against the big Chicago Bears.
As two of the NFL’s smallest players, Grimes and Finnegan are accustomed to size mismatches. But even by their standards, the Bears present a tall order with 6-4 Brandon Marshall and 6-3 Alshon Jeffery at receiver.
Through six games, the duo has combined for seven touchdowns.
Marshall and Jeffery aren’t Jay Cutler’s only large targets. Tight end Martellus Bennett is 6-6, and 6-2, 218-pound running back Matt Forte leads the NFL with 46 catches.
To compound the challenge, Grimes and Finnegan are coming off their worst game of the season in Sunday’s last-minute loss to Green Bay.