Minkah Fitzpatrick's Mom Insists Dolphins Are Playing Him Out of Position

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The Miami Dolphins are dealing with a plethora of injuries in their secondary, and it's forcing their coaching staff to put players into some unusual situations. With strong safeties TJ McDonald and Reshad Jones both injured, the team has been forced to shuffle around their depth chart and move free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to the strong safety position.

Minkah, a 2018 first-round pick out of Alabama, is fantastic in coverage, and he's very versatile in that department, as he can also provide coverage at cornerback at a high level. However, he's only 207 pounds, making him incredibly undersized to play as a strong safety that creeps into the box. And after some rough performances from Fitzpatrick at the new position, his mom, Melissa came to his defense on Twitter.

Now, the Dolphins organization is no stranger to disgruntled family members after being on the receiving end of Miko Grimes' unhinged diatribes on numerous occasions. Fortunately, Melissa's critiques are far tamer than Miko's. She's not wrong to defend her son for his poor play at a position he's never played at the NFL level.

When asked about his mother's tweet by Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Minkah agreed with her but spoke with a bit more diplomacy. "She's not wrong," he told the Herald. "Coach has asked me do something right now. I got to do what they ask me to do."

He added that he wishes his mother "would have addressed" him before sending the tweet, but he strongly defended her actions otherwise.

Overall, Fitzpatrick is handling the transition with grace, and if his history is any indication, he will leave it all on the field regardless of where he lines up. Hopefully, the Fins secondary can heal quickly and allow Minkah to move back to where he belongs.