It's hard to resist the notion that Turner is being scapegoated after surrendering three sacks and two QB hits when pressed into emergency service on Ryan Tannehill's blindside Sunday. Starting left tackle Branden Albert was struck by an illness that caused 12 pounds of weight loss and backup Laremy Tunsil slipped in the shower, forcing Turner to learn a new position on short notice.
When Turner kicked outside, Thomas entered the lineup at left guard, struggling in pass protection as well as run blocking. The entire left side of the offensive line was a liability, leading to a disruptive performance for Titans defensive end Karl Klug and two sacks apiece for Brian Orakpo, Derrick Morgan and Jurrell Casey.
Gase has reinforced his message of accountability in Miami even if there's no sign of a turnaround on the perennially problematic front line.