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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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ouch, ass/hip shot... that has got to hurt

If this keeps up, i'm switching teams.

Maybe the jets or wherever brady quinn ended up.

Both are sexy as hell.

Just an FYI for all the test fans out there, you may follow me to the jets so we can lust after marky mark sanchize the hawty

Posted by: test | August 27, 2010 at 08:46 PM

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can you switch blogs too?

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~~~ no, i'm not switching blogs, here i get to whine about miami, and you all know how much i enjoy that.

Brian Hartline is limping around the sideline. Still.

yuck. we really can't run the ball...and i hope hartline isn't injured.

Miami got rid of Camarillo a sure handed receiver. I think Marshall is good enough to make up for his drops in a game but no one else is. It's starting to become a trend.

1 for 8 on third down conversions ...and Hartline is hurt.

I say give the 1st unit one or two more shots at it and then pull them.....they need to go back to practice hard this week!!!

its seems like on ST we have 6 men standing to see who's gonna make the tackle!! every time return just runs out of it

Typical dolphin end to a promising drive.

its seems like on ST we have 6 men standing to see who's gonna make the tackle!! every time returnman just runs out of it

there goes our only white reciever... were doomed


hartline looks like a hip injury

No "touch" Henne, Mando. He can throw it down the field, but if theirs no INT why bother. Hope Pennington has a great game, we need it. Falcons are a force to contend with!

I'll be a dolphins fan again if we get rid of the chads and start white all year.

I have spoken

also, get rid of B-marsh and bring back ginn, at least we KNOW he sucks and won't be disappointed.

Posted by: test


I smell troll! Go back to your junk jets you spineless coward.

Hartline waved off trainers who were following him like puppies. So I guess he's fine.


did you not see the touch pass to Ricky on the last drive.... thats the majority of what hes been throwing this preseason... YOU ARE DENSE!


I smell troll! Go back to your junk jets you spineless coward.

~~~what are you talking about? i always whine like this

Is it me or does it appear the fins are just going through the motions...no fight in them.

V. Davis still playing hard!!

this TRIFECTA IS A JOKE you trade CAM for a back up CB who have you seen his stats (most of you MORONS just say HE STARTED 7 GAMES and we need depth, you retards)

now HARTLINE limps......


just look at the HORRILE MOVES THEY HAVE MADE, but you say TRUST IN THE TUNA, you a moron

PAT WHITE, WILFORD, GREEN, MURPHY, GROVE, MERLING, LANGFORD what the heck has he really done, GERBIL, who am I forgetting

Jets losing 6-5 to Redskins!

Davis is gonna be goood!

Go skins!

Vonte playing at a different level. That's good to see

theres vontae again

Vonte the only DB worthy of shaking head after plays!! notice they didnt test sapp in nickle like they were with carroll

Hartline has dropped 3 passes today and 2 last week. Camarillo deal not looking so good now.

Shizzle = Jets Trollie

dolphins will score on this drive..


Henne is putting up a stinker so far.

Davis is shutting down White!!

Chad Pennington is in the game now.

Here comes the QB controversy.

defense looks solid. not great or spectacular. but solid. offense looks very...conservative and unsure of themselves. timid i guess would be a good way of describing them. they need to establish themselves and just force their will on the defense. instead, they are just getting pushed around and it is not pretty.


sweeeeeeeeeeeeet feed

John Beck is owning the Jets so far...., come back to Miami, John.

Matt Ryan 13-26 for 103 yards. Henne 10-22 for 123yds. Yet some of you are claiming we're stinking it up. Just 2yrs ago Falcons made 2nd rd of nfc playoffs.

Davis looks like the best defender we have.

just for mando

Pennington should be the starter now, henne sucks put in pennington, henne cant throw the touch pass but pennington can. haha

pennington using thoses wheels again

penington sucks too

if Chad Pennington replaces Chad Henne this year as the starter then we need to draft a QB round 1 next year. It would make Henne a bust

Henne's the QB of this team, Pennigton is not, we have to think future here Armando!!!

pennington gonna score on this drive

We will score on this drive


How bout Chad Pennington, Dan Carpenter, retaining Vernon Carey, retaining Ricky, Marshall, Dansby, Starks?

Do YOU FREAKING remember 1-15?


Our best Chad is in the game right now.

was that michael vick?! haha

Controversy? Your not selling any papers! We are getting our personnel some reps.

I always knew you were a closet Jet fan Test.

I've sat and listened to you bash the dolphins for weeks, and i'm glad people are finally seeing you for the traitor you are

I get really frustrated when the Dolphins throw the ball to folks not named Brandon Marshall.

did ted ginn shake every reciever on the team hands before he left the building

Fasano needs to make that catch

Fasano drop...

Can't agree more DLT.

here comes the QB controversy.

LOL Mando...

great more inguries

penne the hero

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