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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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UGH, the playcalling! Just do f'ing wildcat on 1st down after Chad gets rocked! Un-friggin believable. Just not our year

Wow, we are snake bitten this year.

R u fing for real?

good teams makes tds thr

big letdown

fins will lose

0-3

why wouldn't you run the wild cat when its been so successful with ronnie on that drive?

lol im being pessimistic here but I agree this is wildcat territory

That fubmle is terrible!

Shaun Phillips pushed Smiley from behind, preventing him from grabbing the loose ball in the end zone.

NOOOOOO NOOOOO Sob weep cry NOOOOOO

Any chance our D will come up big? Doubtful.

Just the way things are going right now.

LOOOOOSSSSERS. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory thats Dolphin football!

This team is SO DOOMED.....and meanwhile the Jets kicked serious ass today.

Are you f-in kidding me?

wow that stinks

Worthless. Finding a way to lose.

HAHAHA only we can dominate a drive and then fumble out of the end zone from the 2. Cant buy a brake in Miami. Terrible

... and the Chargers answer by attacking!

This is a huge momentum change.

Kendall Langford shows up for the first time this season.

Very nice.

Ok DEFENSE!

Fire Sparano, freagin biyatch! Brown is your ace bitchhhhhhhhj!!!!! Not ricky bitchhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

sack !

that is the essence of tiis season in a nutshell, we r so good and so bad at the same time, so close to winning yet so far away lol, of well, at least we're playing well on both sides of the ball.

Te again!

brown fumbled cause he needed oxygen?

I mean, how do they call a play action fake on 1st and Goal after Chad gets rocked on a big hit? Even with the playcalling though, that fumble was not caused by a big hit.

need a new link please

Are we really the best 0-2 team? Get the ball in the endzone. What the fk

Got to hand it to these losers 45 min top lose. 94 yard drive fumble. Fail. Lose.

fb
ronnie is the one who fumbled

fins not talented enough

FB, you're retarded.

cant blame Brown on that fumble, morons, the defense was in the backfield as he was taking the handoff. Chad needs to read that blitz and option handoff to Ricky on the opposite side

THE LIVE BLOG CONTINUES IN THE SECOND QUARTER POST. GO THERE NOW PLEASE.

1st down Chargers!!!! Alright MIAMI !!!!

dolphins ever heard of zone blitzing?

0-2 you tell me after goinh 95+ yards then fumble the ball in the end zone for a touch back. THere is 9 points there. Repeast 0-2 team look like an 0-14 team!!!!!!

My bad, I thought it was ricky. From the way they were lined up, it looked like it. BTW our D-line sucks!

Relax D came to play....

channing is awful

Getting plenty of outside pressure, but Rivers is the consummate pocket passer. CBs are still on notice.

come on D

Game on

http://www.atdhe.net/8620/watch-miami-dolphins-vs-san-diego-chargers

Soiled :)

Any time our receivers want to start earning their paycheck is fine with me.

GO TO THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THE 2ND QUARTER POST FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE LIVE BLOG!

Defense defense defense need INT

http://www.justin.tv/jackjones00000000

$350 for NFL ticket to watch them go 4-12

I see were running the Swiss cheese defense...

Armando, capslock is on :P. Still waiting for it to update in the iPhone app.

I have never been this frustrated in a long time. This team is incredible.

channing

always !

uf sucks for developing nfl talent !

I missed the play where we lost the ball what happened?

fins 2009 happened !

http://www.justin.tv/jackjones00000000

picture sucks but I have it up.

My 62" HD is much better

Looks like a dark football weekend for Miami fans both NFL and college!

WTH!

We need to win...will b discouraged if we don't

THE LIVE BLOG HAS MOVED TO THE NEW 2ND QUARTER POST. GO THERE NOW PLEASE, YOU'RE LATE.

Still not up on iPhone app...

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