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Live blogging Dolphins vs. Chargers about to kick off

The inactives for today's games are Erik Walden, Shawn Murphy, Andrew Gardner, Lionel Dotson, Patrick Turner, John Nalbone, and Chris Clemons with Chad Henne designated as the third QB.

Cameron Wake is active for the first time this season, hopefully to be used as both a pass rusher and special teams player.

Today's game between the Dolphins and the Chargers is a referendum on what really is important in the NFL.

The Dolphins are a team built from the inside out. They are strong along the offensive line where they're spent $156 million to put together their starting unit. They are built along the defensive line where they have drafted three players, signed a free-agent, and traded for nose tackle Jason Ferguson and defensive end Tony McDaniel.

The line of scrimmage is where the Dolphins expect to dominate.

The skill players? Not so much. Not so great.

The Chargers, on the other hand, are a team replete with playmakers on offense and defense.

Antonio Gates is one of the best TEs in the NFL. Their running back corps is deep enough that losing LaDanian Tomlinson hurts, but doesn't kill their chances. Vincent Jackson, Chris Chambers and Legadu Naanee are the cornerstones of a pretty good receivers corps.

And defensively, CB Antonio Cromartie can be a premier playmaker.

The problem for the Chargers is they're not very strong up the gut right now.

Pro Bowl nose tackle Jamal Williams is out for the season. Center Hardwick is out for eight weeks. The players along their two lines are not their best players.

So what's more important? Being great in the interior, in the trenches? Or being great outside where the playmakers can make a difference?

We'll find out today. And we'll be doing it during the live blog that begins soon in the comments section. I'll be back when the inactives come out to relay those to you. 


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Great pass blocking

Lots of time for Pennington. I mean, I think he had a PB&J back there then threw the ball.

thanks man! go dolphins!!!!

Ginn couldn't believe Penne could throw it that far!

Don't be a hater. Pennington is a quality quaterback, always has been, but never been a Brett Farvre


Run baby...Offense so far picked up where they were last game against colts.

Ronnie Brown going to earn his paycheck today. Right up the gut time and again.

fasano is a weak link

Good to see him running hard

dude we r one guy away from breaking it with roonnie

I want Ronnie to be my BF!

Got a feeling this is going to be a high-scoring game today. Chargers cannot stop the run.

SD looks pretty weak. Hopefully fins can exploit that for the next 50 mins.

anyone know the password to justin tv?


Does San Diego have a defense? Go phins

This is the link no password

nice drive. man that would have been cool to have a 96 yard TD to start the game. at least they tried.

Every body calls the Wild Cat trickery and short lived, but the Phins keep kicking butt with it

they should only run the wild cat with ronnie

forget that useless 2nd round pick of ours

its called pay $9.99

i thought everyone said the wildcat was a fad?

we own with it!

fasano has been awful this season

fasano is a nightmare

WTF Fasano? Idiot!



I cannot understand what the deal is with Fasano. He's just not realized the season started yet it seems.

We really miss David Martin, don't we Mando

Car #80, where are you?

lol @ fasano.... we could use an upgrade at tightend.

Friggin' Fasano...can he get his head of his bum?

Did I say Ricky!!!

Penne is looking deep first a bunch today

Loving Ricky this year. He's now the grissled vet of the fins Who wouldve thought that 4 years ago?

Ronnie is looking like he did 2 years ago before he got hurt, punishing.

Dolphins need to punch in TDs. FGs not good enough against the Chargers offense.

offensive line looking good

Touch Down!

DIE! Did they break his leg?

Penny is bleeding

Shoot Pennington is bleeding bad!

lol @ pennington running for the first down.

Damn Pennington, take one for the team

Bloody Pennington wants this one.

Do wildcat on 1st and goal, chad got hit hard!

Chad Pennington looks like he's bleeding from his nose.

that was no confidence in fasano there he could have threw him the ball there

I love Chad...I do not care what people say. Tough SOB

Offsides, yes!!!!


cant believe it; again no one gets open for pennington

Bill Leavy is on the Ed Hochuli fitness program.

Looks like Penne wants it bad today. GO PHINS!!!

need a new link - the mysteriotv went down....

Game on


Soiled :)

bad call ! he recovered it in the end zone


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