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Live blog here to celebrate season ticket milestone

The Dolphins tonight celebrate their most important preseason game of 2010 and already they have good news on the horizon: The team will soon announce that it has surpassed the 50,000 season-ticket mark for the first time in the Bill Parcells era and the first time since 2007.

Although the club has not yet made it official, I'm told by several sources there is a sense of pride at the fact the local fans have seen fit to invest in season-tickets at a rate not seen in several years despite the tough economic times that plagues the nation and South Florida.

There is much work to do, however, for the Dolphins business side. While there has been a steady increase in the sale of tickets since they fell off the table following Nick Saban's departure, 50,000 to ,51,000 is not the goal. The club would like to be closer to 2006 levels and be in the 60,000s season tickets sold.

One supposes the success the team will have this year will go far toward determining that.

To that end, I present to you tonight's game.

Things to look for:

The secondary: Um, they've been pretty bad this preseason and now they're facing the best quarterback (Matt Ryan) they've seen so far and for a much longer period of time. The expectation is the Ryan will go at least one half tonight as will Miami's starting DBs.

[Update: Jason Allen is slated to start ahead of Sean Smith at RCB. Smith has been on notice all preseason that his job is at stake. Count this another strongly worded message that he needs to pull up and play better or he'll find himself coming off the bench when the season begins.]

To blitz or not to blitz: I've shared with you what the Dolphins' defense is going to be this year in previous posts. Attacking is the operative word. But this preseason the Dolphins have shown no blitzes with their first-team defense. Do they unwrap some of that package tonight? I do not know. But I'll be watching with interest to see how effetive Koa Misi and Jared Odrick can be when three or four of their teammates are also trying to bust down the offensive line wall along with them.

No injuries, please: That is a key goal. The coaching staff hasn't babied this team, but it has been cautious to avoid the physical, emotional, and psychological distress that a season-ending or other signifcant injury can have upon a team. Today the St. Louis Rams are sick at the loss of receiver Donnie Avery for the season. Teams that come out the third preseason game relatively healthy usually go into the regular season that way because the final preseason game is usually a passing excersize on the field. If Miami can escape this contest unscathed, that will bode wll for the opener.

Last minute news: Will Allen and Nate Garner are the only scratches for the Dolphins. That is interesting because it suggests Channing Crowder is dressed ... but he will not start. Tim Dobbins is starting for Crowder tonight. Jake Grove is starting at center.

So meet me at kickoff in the comments section for the live blog. It should be a hoot. 

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marshall shouls sit this one out.henne should play a Q .
we need to se bess,wallace,turner and pat white .

Success is defined by winning The SuperBowl.


Ticket Sales just happen.
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Pat White should dress in the womens locker room and come out with pom poms.

Is it ok for the colts to be blown out, for the pats defense to be crushed by the mighty rams, for dallas not to score a TD ? Just wondering if the pre season only counts for Miami or if people realize the pre season is meaningless ? Why show the blitz, what would that do for winning when it counts ?

Laca Coaco:

Truth be told...
NO ONE can Fill Ted Ginn's Shoes (...or heals)
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henne is making....600,000

mat ryan...............14,000,000

sanchez...............14,000,000

i am having a drive to raise henne's salary to 8.000.000 .his numbers are the same as mat ryan .

Mr. Aloco

Is Sanchez paid by the interception ?

Blitz=injures

no blitz=no injures .
play tonight ,pat white,turner,wallace,bess,berger,and the other crappy players. henne shuld play max of a Q.

SOILED, DOESN'T matter .he already signed the contract w/28 million guaranteed .

henne
marshall
hartline
wake
dansby.......they all play a few minutes only before we have a DISASTER .

The real milestone is that there is finally a new blog. Congratulations Armando!

ALoco:

You ARE my favorite Capologist!


(Seriously...We won't know if Henne is really good for at least 24 more games.)

p.s.
Ryan & Sanchez have some proving to do themselves.
Its another good argument for restructuring the Rookie Salary-scale/cap
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Coach Aloco

How many snaps for Henne and how many for Pat White

Capologist Aloco

Can we Give Henne a raise ?

Chef Aloco

What wine goes with Bologna ?

TV guide Aloco

Any alternatives to the game tonight ?

OK Guys, Live Blog on Now, I've arrived(The Other Cuban) So lets began, Whos got a "Q" for the Menace??(I believe mando is catching a cat nap in his BMW so i'll field the "Qs" till mando awakens....)

white....1.4 million
henne.....600,000 yazzi

lol@soiled .....i didn't mean to sound like that but henne is playing for .........FREE

Didn't realize Henne was that underpaid(if we can say that with a straight face)even on his own team

cuban...........12,000
ronnie brown.........4 million

Posted by: ALoco | August 27, 2010 at 05:47 PM

I got a raise???????? Thanks Aloco......

How much is Brett Farve being paid this season ?

I'd say David Garrard is a better QB than Matt Ryan. Glad to see they are giving Jason Allen a shot at corner, he is a great athlete, maybe after 4 years experience the lights have gone on.

Does anyone have the link to watch online?

Soiled, It seems strange to say a guy making a Half Million a year for throwing a football around is bizarre....

that post by cinq has got to be a plungie finalist.

1.About time Season Ticket sales are up, but still not enough. This 72,000 plus Stadium should be sold out or darn close to it. Ross has put everything a fan could want into this.
2. Glad to see Grove starting tonight. No doubt in my mind he is better then Berger. Hope this is a permenent change.
3. I really like Sean Smith, disappointed in the fact Jason Allen is playing first team. Allen does just enough to be out there.
4. Have a feeling Dobbins is being given an opportunity to make the team tonight with a good showing. Would be suprised if Crowder isnt the starter

Spent a nite in Vagas a couple weeks ago, In the J-LO suite... It was a big ass Suite...

Go Dolphins

Henne the Hero


That is all for now

SOILED ,bret favre;
salary...........13 million
incentives........4 million
defered pauments........ 3million
bonus..........................4 million========23 million

source.......NFL CHANNE

Aloco: (@ 6:14 PM)

Do you feel that we might need to get signs printed up... and form a large PICKET LINE near the Orange Carpet??

Does this RISE to the level of
making people aware about the
Genocide taking place on the African Continent???

I agree...
Henne's Salary does sound a bit below average.

But aside from firing his Agent, I don't know what I can do to help him!

If he plays well for the next 15 months...my guess is he'll get rewarded.
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hmmm... i wonder how much he gets from those wrangler jean ads.

If we win Channing Crowder will have not had a hand in it but if we lose it will be at the hand of Channing Crowder.

Or not

you know my boy HOME is going to have something to say about SEAN SMITH not starting

yazzi .............or injured ? he will be living in a shelter .

Miami Dolphins...YA BABY YA !!!

Dolphins RULE BABY !!!

anybody need a site for the game try p2p4u.net!! a great site whenever i need to use it

sean smith was one of the tree players sparano had talk with .

Any Links To Live Streaming

Thanks to all for being so helpful with a live stream link... here is one i found that should work incase anyone else was wondering where to get it at:

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/kanonkhan-489123-watch-atlanta-falcons-vs-miami-dolphins-live-streaming-preseason-nfl/

Im Looking For Another Strong Performance From All The Offense And Im Hoping To See A Better Performance From The Secondary And Special Teams. Go Dolphins!!!! Go Henne!!!!

P2P4U.net all day

Pat White spoke with Sparano also, then left to pick up Sparano's dry cleaning.

We're ALL 'Sheltered' in some way!
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P-u-f-f

you know my boy HOME is going to have something to say about SEAN SMITH not starting

Posted by: come on mando!!! | August 27, 2010 at 06:32 PM

Just as long as you dont say his name three times we'll be alright........

HOME,HOME,HOMIE

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE.....P L E A S E !!!


DON'T SAY HIS NAME
T H R E E
T I M ES !!!
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P-u-f-f

damn i need a 1 o'clock start!! hate 4,7, and 8 o'clock games

There is an article on NFL.com about how the wise Tuna didn't want to draft Pat White

if the tuna didnt sign off then who did to draft white

does it tell a story how Bill Parcells was forced at gunpoint to draft Pat White ?

ALERT............P2P4U,NET IS WORKING TO SEE THE GAME LIVE

Carlito, if Parcells didn't want to draft Pat White, the Dolphins would not have drafted Pat White.

I know for a fact that Parcells liked the idea of drafting Pat White.

Thanks for the live stream site, Friend! GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!!

I know for fact that parcwll didn't want to draft him ,it' was ireland ,henngiton and sparano .it was 3 vs 1 .

mando any rain today?? looks great in ft lauderdale

I do find it interesting that Sean Smith is not starting, as I have said many times I don't think he has the ability to play the slot

Armando,

Vic Carucci said it... just relaying what I heard

I find it hard to believe as well... maybe they just filling time on NFL network

Aloco, pardon my naivete but who the hell is henngiton?

Where does Channing Crowder sit on the Depth chart

Well, that was a huge mistake i'd say, not his first and not his last!!!

Carlito, not calling YOU out. Just telling you what I know. Vic is very good at what he does.

But I know that Parcells loved Pat White. He was zeroed in on White a month before the draft. Told folks all over that he liked Pat White and wanted to draft him.

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