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Live blog from Dolphins versus Chiefs this eve

OK, we're in the big (empty) house known as Dolphin Stadium and all is well.

Quick update: Mike Lehan, out the entire preseason with a high ankle sprain, is going to make his preseason debut tonight. DE Vonnie Holliday will also debut tonight. RB Ronnie Brown and LB Charlie Anderson are not playing.

This is a night to grade this team as much is it is to grade individuals. Sure, it will interesting to see the progression of Chris Crocker as he tries to pass Jason Allen in the battle to win the starting free safety job. My bet is on Crocker who is simply more instinctive. Coaches are not pleased with Allen.

And finally, it will interesting to see if rookie Chad Henne can continue to keep the QB competition interesting.

I have been told that competition is NOT over, by the way. Everyone assumes it will be Chad Pennington's job. But I've been told the coaching staff still has NOT awarded the starting job to Pennington, and Henne could still win it based on what happens tonight and beyond. Of course, if Pennington plays great, that will go a long way toward giving him the job.

But as of right now, it is still an open competition.

Remember that the Chiefs, once a mighty running team, finished dead last rushing the football last season. The Dolphins, meanwhile, were dead last defending the run. We'll see how far those units have come this offseason.

Anyway, meet me in the comments section at 7:30 for the live blog!

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Brian I think Bess is almost guaranteed to make the team.

i prefer Jason at saftey over crocker

Still seems to be mostly first team to me.

they look winded and slow to the ball. Thats the trade off for having oversized linebackers

Hopefully the D can practice creating a turnover in the red zone.

go fins

az fin fan....you can watch the game here

http://www.justin.tv/medieval954

yup those guys are spent and being whopped up front

Nice stuff by Merling

That looked like a fumble to me

Way to stuff them at the goal

Way to go boys

Nice!

Big bodies paying off. Merling was a stud on two of those stuffs

ALL I CAN SAY IS "LET GO PHINS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

holy S%$#!

Parcells is cackling at his genius from his box.

I guess they passed the KC running attack versus Dolphins run defense test

Merling WILL be a Pro Bowler.

ok get the starters out of there..KC gets the point

Last years undersized defense would never have accomplished that.

Pennington and the starting OL still in there.

Cox,

One more 3 and out and their done.

Bill

Who is Fountain?

Henne warming up. He'll probably be in now.

Justin Peele is a goner by Monday

Another penalty takes away a good special teams play.

Phins still have an issue with penalties. They are going to get chewed out all week for that I'm sure.

Agreed Robert. First the bobble then the penalty. Ciao Peele

bring on the jets!!

It's kinda nice to have a QB that doesn't turn the ball over. We haven't see that in awhile. Chad is smart, give him that.

Thinking of JJ's first year: young team = flew around on Defense, great energy, but many penalties. Thinking we might be see that this year

I'm not convinced we can handle the Jets yet...

Didnt the Jets have 5 wins? What would it take to convince you, Steve? What more can they do for you?

Can anyone tell me why we play KC every preseason?

Pennington does look ready. Here comes the Bum Henne. This guy doesn't impress me at all. I fail to see why anyone thinks he is the future.

Damon Huard was a Miami reject MANY BAD QB's ago...

Super Henne is in and Bess makes the first catch. We will be seeing lots of that combo in the future.

Pennington 11-15, 94 yds and a TD. We'll take that all year long

HEY guys!
The FINS look like a TEAM again.
Call it what you will, it's TUNA time!
I am stuck in "Jacksonville of the North" watching the Bungholes get PLOWED by the Aint's....not pretty!
Loving every minute of a FINS WIN though.....

Pocket passer statue BUM

JT got hurt !!!!!!!!!wao

The guy is the fins future under this regime so you better get used to him Dolphan.

3 and OUCH!

I don't care if its the first team second or third. Everytime this BUM comes in the offense stalls.

McCown should be taking snaps not Henne. We need to get ready for the season not the future. This is a business not a development league.

Go Defense!

A limping Lehan makes a nice INT

Hey Brian...
First, there is a little bit of difference between Favre and Pennington...Second, Ricky is a stud and the line couldn't even help HIM get one yard against THIS team. I like to be more positive than negative, but I am still pessimistic about this team. However, I think this Dolphin team is going to build tremendusly every game to the point that they will be competitive with any team in the NFL towards the later part of the year.

Bess catches another

From "Jacksonville of the North", the Big Ten is such a weak QB conference I need to see what Henne has at game speed before getting to excited.
Look for him locked on to one receiver and getting picked against a good secondary.....

BUM. BUM. BUM.

Peele screws up yet again.

Peele has to do a better job of going after that. Did I say he gets cut on Monday? Make that tomorrow by 10am

Its not Peele. Its Henne. Peele is playing with a BUM of a quaterback

OOPS! Interception in the endzone....
Note to self - Don't over hype Big Ten QB's....

Not a great throw by Henne but that INT was on Peele

Keep making excuses for Henne. I know quaterbacks and he is a bust.

Robert, Peele wont even make it till 10am. I hear they are clearing out his locker as we speak.

are you drunk?

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