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Live blogging Dolphins vs. Saints at 4:15 p.m.

As I just got done saying on my radio show for the last two hours, today's game is a defining one for the Dolphins.

Notice I did not say it is a must-win. It is not that.

But it is one that will tell us exactly what we have in these Dolphins. It will tell us if this team can successfully compete with the elite teams in the NFL -- which, in turn, will tell us how legitimate a playoff contender Miami is.

Or it will tell us that the Dolphins are what they have been the first five weeks of this NFL season -- a good team that can hang with elite teams, but cannot actually beat elite teams.

The 2-3 Dolphins are a on a two-game win streak and that's great. They are undefeated in the AFC East and that's great. And they hung with Indy and Atlanta earlier in the season. But ...

The teams Miami beat are a combined 5-7. At some point the Dolphins have to beat a really good team to convince everyone, including themselves, they are a legitimate playoff contender.

And what better time than today? The Dolphins are coming off a bye so they've had extra time to prepare. They're at home. They're playing a team that had an emotional game last week and has difficult division games the next two weeks after this one.

So the time is now. Today we find out about these Dolphins.

Today defines the Dolphins.

Join me in the comments section for the first quarter of the live blog.

Come strong so you can show the New Orleans trolls, whodatbeattheSaints.

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We look great both sides of the ball our offense is unbelivable

Bress who!!!

Oline looking great

Chew that clock, keep running. They can't stop us!

He put his shoulder into that kr

PA Ginn

Time for a long pass play. The Saints are not expecting it. Ginn deep

Miami Pound Machine

They can only hope to contain us!

ginn did the right thing.......if it was 3rd down maybe......it was second down and he put us in position to convert on 3rd....if ginn gets hurt we have no deep threat cause we cut all the fast and tall receivers we had on the roster except for patrick turner and he doesnt play

Mmm mmmm mmmmm!

I know we all want the p/a pass deep. Fins fans remember we need to keep Brees off the field.. I say run it, pound it, make them beg us to stop!!!

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Time for the deep pass to Ginn. The table is set

If you pass keep it away from Sharper; just think what we would be like with a Harvin or Edwards

Now this is the kind of oline we were missing during the Marino years. Can you imagine how many championship we would have had. WOW!

p white makes me nervous

Miami Pound Machine! Love that!!

That first quarter was delicious! Me wants seconds ... Let's carve up some more!

Hasn't posted yet Armando

WTF?

Boy he looked slow; screwing with our momentum again Henning

not sure why you bring him in at this point--we are blowing them off the ball

What is amp mean?

Mo killa

white should have pitched it.......

Wide open!

Zip wow good arm

Not sure If I like that play call with PW at QB...

ummmmmm

why pat white ?

Soiled :)

Was that one of the plays White picked? Terrible

Y'all r CRAZY bout Ginn!!! I mean, geeze-a-mighty!! The play fooled no one and he hauled ass to gain positive yards!! How the hell can he go back inside??? Have any of u ever ran full speed!!

clear difference with henne throwing over pennington....

Wildcat screen pass to Camarillo

need to throw from the wildcat at this point--saints are jumping on it now

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Give Henne pass chance

Pat White was just to keep the defense off balanced and guessing

Hate to say it but damn vilma

Armando, I've even exited the app no 1 q blog yet!

Need 2 run wildcat down their throats!!! They r shooting the gaps to the outside!!!

Playcalling cost us points there, let's be honest

Yea, play calling sucked on that drove

lets go d

According to the Saints fans,this game will be over by half time?

Saints fans are stuck in last week

G Wilson playing well?

D

this was the same time last year we hit our stride

D

Int

I'm dreaming. For sure.

D CAME TO PLAY

Who's wearing Gibril Wilsons uniform today???

G Dub! He's playing out of his mind!!!

It's all coming together.

Pinch me...wait don't pinch me

I am a phoney and a hypocrite because I love Gibril Wilson right now

We need a td

Polite

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