Posted: 11:53 am Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
By Hal Habib
Since this is a football blog, we’ll instead concern ourselves with what happens when a guard falls from grace and no one is able to see it.
As is their custom each year, the Dolphins published their postseason guide recently for the media, a half-inch-thick know-it-all for everything that happened the previous season.
Well, almost everything.
Back in the bio section, you’ll find a detailed breakdown of receiver Brian Hartline’s season. After that, alphabetically, comes linebacker Jelani Jenkins.
Notice anything curious, Dolfans?
Absent is Richie Incognito, who started half the games at guard.
He’s persona non-guard-a.
Of course, the Dolphins could say that since Incognito was suspended halfway through the season for being the ringleader in the bullying scandal and didn’t finish on the active roster, they’re justified in pretending he doesn’t exist. But players such as Brandon Gibson and Dustin Keller finished the season on injured reserve and they do exist in bio-land.
There is, however, one other interesting omission: tackle Jonathan Martin, who walked out on the team to trigger the investigation by lawyer Ted Wells. Martin was just traded by the Dolphins to San Francisco for an undisclosed pick, but the postseason guide was published before that deal.
The word “Incognito” wasn’t completely scrubbed by the Dolphins. He was listed on the season roster under the listing “reserve/suspended list” and Martin was listed as “reserve/non-football illness list.”
But if you want to know more about how Richie Incognito’s 2013 season went, you’ll just have to download the Ted Wells report.