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Dolphins lose to Chargers, go to 0-3

The Dolphins find themselves in quite a hole right now.

They are 0-3 after playing their worst game of the young season today, a 23-13 loss to San Diego.

And the news gets worse:

Miami's prospects of salvaging this young season have taken a hit in that starting quarterback Chad Pennington left the game in the third quarter with a right shoulder injury. The extent of the injury is not known right now, but it didn't look good. Pennington could be out a while.

On defense, Joey Porter, who led the team in sacks a year ago, also could not finish the game. He left the game in the fourth quarter with the hamstring injury he was nursing all week.

Chad Henne took over for Penninton and didn't exactly play Lou Gehrig to Pennington's Wally Pipp. Henne was chased, hit and picked off.

That interception was by Eric Weddle and returned 32 yards for a touchdown.

Henne finished with 10 completions on 19 attempts for 92 yards. His long completion was for 27 yards to Ronnie Brown. His QB rating was 44.2.

Henne did lead an inconsequential fourth-quarter TD drive.

The defense? Fine up front. Terrible in the secondary.

The Dolphins gave up two looong pass plays -- of 55 yards and 47 yards. And, the troubling thing is there was double coverage on both passes and the receiver still came up with the ball against two Miami defenders.

As outlooks go things look seriously bleak for the Dolphins now.

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Youse, youse...how stupid u are, typical Trailer trash Jet fan, uneducated, illiterate and probaly ugly...the only cursed team is one who has to depend on another team, the Giants, just to have a home place to play...Giants Stadium...youse, youse IDIOT

Can we stop being illusional in regards to the Dolphins? I know last season was enjoyable after 1-15 but lets be realistic. I have been a Dolphin fan since 1971, and i am a big supporter of Bill Parcells, but this group has shown me little in anyway to believe we are on the road to serious continuous success. There is a reason why they installed the Wildcat, not out of ingenuity but out of necessity. If they are to establish themselves as a serious title contender on a yearly basis there is a basic recipe for success (unless you hope to be one of the small percentile that manages to do it another way...).

1) A Dynamic QB that can take charge, and stretch the Defense with an arm capable of moving you down the field.

2) A Solid Running game, led by quality RBs, ones who can gain yards even when the line breaks down. I would trade both our RBs for one good one, Im not now or ever been sold on Brown.

3) Solid Offensive and Defensive Lines that dominate the line of scrimmage.

4) Game breakers, especially one at least one at WR.

Do we have any of the above? Long (Maybe...) but other then that its very conceivable that in 2 years most of this roster could be turned over. SO we really arent building towards anything, i think they are more hoping to catch lightning in a bottle one year. I also give Parcells one more year, especially if they dont make the playoffs next year.

with their first pick.... the JETS select Kyle Brady.. hahaha remember that one?

What do we have to gain starting Penny the rest of this year?

Jetset the jets suck we r going to kill them monday night

No pass rush, No secondary, Over paid offensive line. Questionable quarterbacks. Poor play. Poor team. Loosers. Any questions? We need to quit kidding ourselves.

keep HENNE AS QB

From our 3 first games, I see a few trends.

One positive trend:
- good run defense.

Negative trends:
- no vertical passing game
- defense prone to allow the big play
- bad play calling, especially in the red zone

Who's responsible: THE TRIFECTA

- bad drafting (4 starters found in 2 years)
- awful signings and re-signings (our best FA signing is clearly Bess: that says it all)
- awful player development (Ginn, Long, etc...only Langford is progresssing)

Parcells is still living in the eighties, and is totally outdated. In two years he's been unable to bring us a decent WR. He can go back golfing. Sparano can come back as a line coach. Pasqualoni and Henning must go.

Bring on Mike SHANAHAN please.

WITH THE FIRST PICK YOUSES SELECT JASON ALLEN THEN FOLLOW UP WITH TEDD GINN JR. LOTS OF ROOM YOUSES HAS TO TALK. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA........

Henne sucks

I saw very little heart from the Dolphins in this game. The only two players I have seen heart is Brown, Ricky and Bess. It seems the rest of the team has given up. Ginn with his two drops and a false start was the most notable one with a lack of effort. I also think the play calling is lacking again. They ran it down their throats and attacked the weakness of the chargers, driving what was it? 94 yards? before fumbling the football and what do they do? Give up on the run and give up on Brown and than they finally come back to him and he makes a huge play when the game is all but done. The players that needs to be replaced is Wilson, Ginn and Fasano.

Its time to let henne play no matter what happens with Pennington.This is the first time I ever criticized Ginn but you dropped two first downs today and two TDs Monday.

Hey GERARDO, Henne is a bust, if he was a #1 QB he would have already shown something. He hasn't, remember preseason, there he played second stringers, and he did not SHINE! See you in a couple of years, when I will type the proverbial "I told you so".

Pennington suck
Ginn suck
Cammarillo suck
Fasano suck

Bess is ok as slot receiver.
Ronnie et Ricky are the playmakers in this poor offense.

Miami could have a very good first round pick in the next draft.

I'll tell you what...Parcells, Ireland and Sparano have to take responsibility for our lack of a ONE game breaking receiver, and a lack of a consistent pass rush, have doomed this team because of it.

Shame on you guys!!!! Here's to 2010 and hopefully some serious changes between now and then.

Give Henne the reps in practice and we will see.

Shadow--

you won't have to wait that long, unfortunately.

1- we need to keep drafting qbs until we get one rigth because i dont think henne is the answer; i know its too early to tell but he doesnt look the part; we keep taking qbs but good ones in the first round; all you need in this league is a qb then the wrs ( other than ginn of course) willmake plays and the ol will start blocking better.
2- whats up with the vanilla ofence? it was like watching fiedler and ricky again only with even less results.
3- to bill: i know you are great but i have too dissagre in one thing, you DO need a star wr with a good qb to win in this age.
4- Go dolphins forever

i agree bess is a slot receiver and our best receiver......we need the other 2 receivers still.

Shadow Templar

Glad you gave him a quarter before you had your epiphany!

we want the #1 draft pick go dophinssssssssss

In all honesty I HOPE I'm wrong!!! I'd father be eating crow in the next couple of games, but even if Henne is decent, he does not have any talent around him, and the pass defense is like swiss cheese!

mando post a draft blog lol

And TMD2009, did u really expect this to happen within 2 drafts??? Seriously, for close to ten years the Phins have been mismanaged, both with free agency, salary cap and draft picks...maybe the worst thing is they went 11-5 last year and are now expected to exceed... If your a Parcells fan u would know how he works...has he or has he not built a solid O line that will anchor this Offense for years to come??? Has he not picked up Sean Smith and Vonte Davis who look like stars??? Phillip Merling?? Possibly Turner and White??? Clemons?? You can't correct all the past mistakes all at once...Some things take time, don't you think this team is more talented then last year??? I do, but they have some glaring deficiecys that can't be fixed by going out and picking up free agents and giving away the future...Yea 0-3 dissapointing, Absolutly, but does it mean they are heading in the wrong direction??? I don't think so

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A MARINO WHO NEVER WON A SUPER BOWL BUT AT LEAST HIS TEAM GAVE THE FANS PRIDE .

ONCE UPON A TIME PLAYERS PLAYED FOR LITTLE MONEY AND THEY HAD PRIDE .

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A TEAM CALLED DOLPHINS THAT PUT FEAR ON ALL OF US BUT ANY MORE .

ONCE UPON A TIME WHEN A PLAYER HAS NO THING TO HE WOULD RETIRE IN BRIDE .NOT TODAY WHEN JT CAME TO SELL SOME SHIRTS AND THE TEAM AGREED .

ONCE UPON A TIME WHEN YOU HEARD JETS YOU SAY TO YOUR SELF ,OH I KONW THEM .THEY ARE THE WASTE LAND .NOT ANY MORE .

PS....BY THE END OF THIS SEASON WHERE THE OWNER ROSS WISHES FOR HIS TO DROP TO 1-15 TO GET FIRST PICK AT THE FUTURE QB OF THE DOLPHINS.

BY END OF THIS YEAR WILL BE NO;

BOTH CHADS
CROWDER
FASANO
LONG
BESS


I gave him more than a quarter and no epiphany needed, it's in plain sight!

Yep, it's time for Henne now. The poster previously who suggested that expectations be lowered to account for how poor we all know we are is right - I'm not getting any enjoyment out of sitting here, watching and KNOWING that something will happen. It's getting sad when I yelled "cover it up" before Brown fumbled the ball through the endzone and the pick-6 was always going to come when the Chargers knew they wouldn't let Henne throw to the middle of the field, just short checks or to the sidelines. This is what they have to do: 1. play Henne, all the way; 2. consider a way to get a difference maker at WR. I probably wouldn't trade for Marshall or Edwards now because it looks more likely that we will be picking in the top 10 again this year, and with the QBs coming out we might need to pick one if Henne can't get it done; 3. Put Pat White into the Wildcat - we might as well, and it'd be fun to watch. Right. It's 1am in London, I'm depressed and going to bed.

I won't get on Henne too badly, but I've got concerns. Definitely more arm than Pennington. But come on, not knowing where the line of scrimmage was?!? He was over the line by 4-5yards. That's a mistake I expect out of the 11-12 year old team. Not that that touchdown would have made a differnce

IF IAM THE OWNER I WOULD FIRE THE COACH AND HIRE NO BODAY COACH TO SECURE 1-15 .THEN I DRAFT A 2 QB OF THE FUTURE .


Said it before and will say it again, we have a serious QB problem.
I know a top rate QB when I see one and Henne it not one of them.
Seriously we all know the game of football, that's why we post our comment here...folks we have few game changing players on our team.
Note to Trifecta: CUT GINN NOW!

Shadow.Again, you are an Idiot if you think you have seen enough of Chad Henne to call him a bust. Please don't use pre-season to predict how Henne is going to turn out. Please.

Mando any clue on who the phins are looking at for the first overall pick in next years draft???

Do you think when Ross files his taxes he gets a charity deduction for our defense?

EVEN M.VICK WON.GO FIGURES .

EVEN FAVRE WON W/ 10 SECONDS LEFT .
THIS THE SPIRIT OF WINNING A FOOTBALL GAME .

You mom likes me? GERARDO!

Henne is a good Qb but I ask any Fin fan this who in the world is he gonna throw it to? Let's face it our team sucks at WR and at DB that is poor team management we could have gave up a pick or two and got Boldin from the Cards what a boost that would have been what did we draft Pat White and Davis from Illinois. What have they done? NOTHING! until we get a good WR and better DB's we will not compete like we should especially not in the AFC division.

Buffalo got spanked today by the Saints. This is a positive in having to watch Miami lose again. It's a tough season. That should not have mattered today. Come on Dolphins! Get you s--t together.

BOBBYD12 , excellent post. Miami was never going to win the SB this year , but 0-3 is dissapointing.

Peyton Manning
3–13 1st Year. Glad they gave him more than a quarter.

GoPats, once upon a time the Patriots took a coach named Belechick, a guy who had FIVE losing seasons at Cleveland, but someone who had the brains to stiff the Jets..a Bill Parcells disciple..nothing is as it seems...the Dolphins are on there way to building a team that will challenge for years to come...remember that, and the Jets will collapse, they always do, that's their MO...too bad their fans won't collapse with em

I WOULD PUT THE WORST PERSON TO COAH THIS TEAM THE REST OF SEASON TO SECURE THE FUTURE THROUGH THE MAGIC OF 1-15 OR 2-14 AT BEST THEN CLEAN HOUSE THE NEW ENGLAND WAY OF NO MERCY .

This season comes down to developing Henne for the the offseason. IF he is not very good this year, we are a lot of trouble.

The playoffs are out. Play spoiler and develop the young QB.

It will be a long year.

As posted one other sites...I'd like to repeat that Channing Chowder is a Douche Bag too. This guy flat out sucks. When we the last time he's made a significant play for this team? I mean think about it...has he ever? (keep on celebrating after a dragged tackle for a gain...YOU FOOL!!!! Hey way to let Rivers run right up the middle for his TD..Way to go Bunghole!!!!

This team has so many problems at this point, my head is spinning. Now it's just waiting for Sparano to make some more excuses for the clowns working for this circus of a team...Shame on you all!!!

Stephen Ross' bullcrap with bringing in celebrities will surely die out soon enough...Can they get their money back?!

i knew we were in trouble when we couldn't score in preseason.the 4-0 record was a fantasy.the regular season slaps the fins the face and we can't hold up.why are our defenders playin so far off the recievers.we got rid of our best cover corner to denver.over paid y.bell is playin like he is carring all of lute in his uniform.give me 60 year old's scott,anderson,johnson,foley.couldn't be much worse.

GERARDO! You have to use preseason, it is an evaluation process, yes the games are meaningless but it shows the coaches if players are making the right decisions. It also lets you you know which ones are better than others. Obviously, Henne is not good enoughto start! Will that change, possibly, but highly unlikely!

well at least were not titans fans, they had real expectations. at least we knew we were in for a tough season. (schedule wise anyway)

Hayden Fox... Need you to talk to Shadow Templar

THE ONLY THING GOOD HAPPENED TODAY ;
1-PATS STOPPED FALCONS

2-BILLS LOST .

FINS NEED TO GO BANANA AND WIN EVERY GAME COMING W/HENNE ...THAT WILL BE A GREAT SEASON IF HENNE STARTS THE SURGE AND SALVAGE THE WORLD ABSENT OF FASANO FUMBLES .

We chose Sparano over Smith, Hardbaugh, and could have had Rex Ryan. Shanahan is still available. What does Parcells do?....he brings in washed up Henning and D-coordinator. Blame the Trifecta! Last year was a fluke!....easy schedule and barely won games. Bring Linehan back!

Shadow, you are resorting to mom jokes? That's pathetic!

T.O. is a Douche

If it wasn't for Pennington we wouldn't have won more than 5 or 6 games last year. Don't be cruel to the guy and happy he's hurt. He did alot for us and he's a hell of a leader. Im not sold on Henne, he stares down receivers alot. But i'll give him another game to prove himself.

For all who keep saying "Ronnie Brown's fumble..." it wasn't Ronnie Brown. Official scorer changed the call to "fumble by Pennington". I haven't looked at the replay (too painful). But layoff the Brown trash until you get the story right. Except for Peterson, most NFL RB's can't hold his jock.

Detroit was 4-0 in preseason last year...look out!

Maybe with Henne we will actually have a pass attempt over 20 yards. I am not expecting much, but let's try him and see what we have.

Our safeties are pathetic
Again, no impact play from the terd Crowder
Ginn, we need to stop throwing to this guy...it's rapidly reducing his trade value

T.O. Is a clown, blaming Bills call playing on his lack of performance. Oct 3rd up next. We have to beat the Bills.

MARINO 13 IS MY HERO TO REMIND US OF THE DL AND OL COACHES WHO SHOULD BE FIRED SINCE THE HIGH PAID PLAYERS DIDN'T DO THEIR JOB AND I MEANS ALL PLAYERS DIDN'T DO THEIR JOB .IT'S NOT LIKE 1OR 2OR 3 .THE WHOLE TEAM SUCKED .SOME CHANGES FOR SURE ARE COMING THIS WEEK TO MAKE THE FANS COME TO THE GAME .

I am trying to sell my season tickets, or even individual game tickets... just trying to cut my loses on a lost season... miamidolphins.com and ticketmaster ticket exchange are both frozen or extremely slow... I guess I'm not the only one... I want my money back... even if I can't sell them, I am not spending any more money on parking, drinks, food, etc... shame on the dolphins...I really don't think I could stomach all of Stephen Ross's B.S. for such a crappy team....

Oct 4th, sorry.

nj phin fan kept saying.oh baby fasano-------oh baby mosses ......oh baby my azzzzzzzzzz

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