Structural engineers will inspect the Miami Dolphins’ stadium after a possible tornado was reported in the area during Hurricane Irma, according to multiple reports.
The team’s complex in Davie, Florida, appears to be fine in the wake of the storm.
“All we have is a visual inspection by camera right now,” a team source told The Miami Herald, which first reported the news. “We think the stadium may have [experienced] some tornado activity based on radar tracking.”
Hard Rock Stadium was constructed to survive winds from storms as strong as a Category 4 hurricane. By the time Hurricane Irma hit the South Florida area, it wasn’t as strong as that.
Marlins Park also was being assessed. Photos posted on social media showed possible storm damage to the outer facade of the retractable roof.
The Dolphins will open their season Sunday at the Los Angeles Chargers. The Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had been scheduled to open their seasons this past Sunday, but that game was postponed until Nov. 19 because of Irma.
Chicago’s ground game, led by two players with 15 games of NFL experience between them, was a revelation. 2016 Pro Bowler Jordan Howard and 2017 fourth-round pick Tarik Cohen combined for 118 rushing yards and a touchdown on only 18 carries. Cohen also emerged as the team’s top receiver on a roster devoid of true wideout talent — he had eight receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown.
Oh, and he trucked Jurrell Casey like it was nothing. Casey stands at 6’1, 305 pounds, and Lynch made him look like he was half that size.