Cokin’s Corner, Friday 8/4/17

  • August 3, 2017

I’m not a doctor. So maybe I’m all wet with this opinion. But I’m sure not shocked Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is injured again and could possibly miss the entire 2017 season.

Tannehill suffered a partially torn ACL last December in a game against the Cardinals. He decided against surgery, choosing to go the rehab route. I understand the reluctance to go under the knife, as it’s a lengthy rehab process and almost surely would have kept Tannehill on the sidelines for a decent portion, if not all of the 2017 season.

But as it stands now, the fears many had that Tannehill was going to be at risk to begin with this season now appear to be fully justified.

Assuming no Tannehill for the foreseeable future, the Dolphins now must rely on veteran backup Matt Moore to handle the QB1 duties. As backups go, Moore is really good. As a full time starter, not so much.

In other words, stay tuned. Jay Cutler’s name has already come up, and it might not be a long shot to suggest Cutler’s broadcasting career might be about to go on hold for at least one more year.
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0-2-1 here on Thursday. The push was on the Rockies -1, and I lost with a pair of road dogs.

The CFL 8-0 streak is on the line tonight and I’m busy compiling info for the first full week of NFL exhibition action. Be sure to consider joining me for the upcoming season, and the best time to do so is right now, because the discounted early signup rate is in place. For all the pertinent details on what’s included, shoot me an email at cokin@cox.net.
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Thursday’s free play was a push as Colorado was a one-run winner vs. the Mets. The money line wager won, the runs line option didn’t. I’m involved with the Mets again on Friday evening.

DODGERS (Darvish) at METS (deGrom)

Take: METS +117

There’s lots of anticipation for tonight’s Dodgers-Mets game. This will be the debut for Yu Darvish with his new team after getting dealt by the Rangers.

There’s plenty of pressure on Darvish here. First off, anytime a pitcher gets traded to a New York team, it’s news. But this is going to be huge, as the Darvish deal was big in the international baseball community and the game tonight will be extremely heavily covered.

Darvish isn’t exactly on a roll coming into this one. He has just one win since mid-May and the Rangers lost 10 of his 12 starts. Not all of that was the fault of Darvish to be sure. In fact, he has only three starts in that rough stretch that would be classified as lousy. But the vulnerability to the home run ball has been a problem and let’s face it, it’s not like Darvish is putting up great numbers and just getting unlucky.

Adding to the intrigue tonight is the presence of Jacob deGrom on the mound for the Mets. The talented righty is nothing short of sensational when pitching at home. deGrom’s career ERA at this ballpark is a spectacular 2.02, and it’s not as though that’s a small sample stat that calls for a correction.

In case you want a little more ammo, there’s also the fact it’s a series sweep revenge scenario for the home team. No question betting against the Dodgers is high risk the way they’re dominating. But if there’s a good spot to do so, I think it’s right here. I’m taking the home dog Mets to get the upset tonight.