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Sparano explains the dilemma caused by his offense

We all kind of figured the addition of Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins was a good thing in that it caused problems for opposing defenses. Yes, the Dolphins have an elite receiver now.

That should help the passing game.

But coach Tony Sparano today got more detailed about how it will help the passing game beyond Marshall. And, yes, it will help the running game as well.

Simply, last year opposing teams had one approach to stopping the Miami offense: They didn't want to get beaten by the running game of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.

That meant teams would load eight men in the box and that not only would hinder Miami's running attack but also shut down the tight end position because, as Sparano shared today, "the middle of the field was closed."

Enter Marshall into the mix and the middle of the field should open up if teams do what is expected and they double team the new addition with a cornerback and safety over the top on one side of the field. Now, the defense cannot clog the middle of the field, opening things up for the tight end and it definitely cannot commit eight players to stopping the running game, thus opening up running lanes.

Voila: Multi-dimensional offense.

Of course, this is all conjecture and educated guessing not only by us, but the Dolphins themselves. As Sparano points out, he's waiting to see how teams prioritize stopping the Miami offense.

"I don't really know how these people are going to look at us," he said today. "I would anticipate most people will say, 'We're not going to let Brandon Marshall beat us.' But last year the philosophy was, 'We're not going to let Ricky and Ronnie beat us.' So I'm not sure how they're going to look at us right now. They might say, 'Well, prove to us that Brandon is going to beat us.' Or it might still be, 'Prove to us that Ricky and Ronnie can beat us.' If it's the [former] then the tight end will get the ball a little bit more."

Obviously, the proof will be up to the Dolphins. If teams decided they still aren't going to allow Miami to run, then Chad Henne and Marshall must hurt the defense deeply enough and often enough to make them adjust. And if defenses decide to stop Marshall from the start, the tight end play and the running game must be good enough to make the defense pay for its decision.

This much is certain, however. The Dolphins offense now poses a dilemma for oposing defenses.

And that is a good thing.

Other matters ...

The coach said cornerback Will Allen was held out of practice Wednesday morning because his knee was bothering him so he is being rested ... Evan Oglesby, helped off the practice field in Tuesday's late practice, has an ankle injury. Sparano did not say how serious the injury is but having witnessed it, it seemed like a multi-week affair to me ... Center Jake Grove said the bone bruise in his knee is "really nothing.' He returned to practice today although he didn't finish the entire session, something which was planned ... Guard Nate Garner stopped working late in the morning practice and sat out several repetition. He was limping ... The Dolphins have canceled this afternoon's practice. They're scheduled back to work tomorrow morning.

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Great. Now I got a jests fan talking at me on a Dolphins blog. What a world.

Did you guys hear about Ryan's solution to the Revis monster problem he helped create? SI.com has the story. Said he'll cancel practice and get everybody (the whole team) involved in the negotiation. Can you believe this guy? Not that Revis would be dumb enough to go for it. His teammates will eat him alive. I just love watching this joke of a team implode (on national television, no less).

Everyone should stop fighting and check out the AFC East blog on espn.com there is great by NFL experts comparing Henne to Sanchez, and they say that Sanchez isn't half the man Henne is, pretty much says Henne is a star and Sanchez is a scrub. This is the year I know it.

the Dolphins O should be pretty good it is just a matter of whether the D is any good that's the big Question mark, I think that if the D is anywhere close to 15th in the league this should be a playoff year and a top 10 D would get us deep into the playoffs this is assuming Henne plays well, he doesn't have to be great just good.

Hey Jax Dolphin I heard about that on ESPN radio today. What a mess that teams becoming. Rex Ryan is a clown, great defensive coordinator, HORRIBLE head coach. The guy is basically telling the entire team that Revis is more important than they are. Cancel an entire day of training camp for one guy?! And on top of that why would Revis want his teammates sitting in on the most important contract of his life?

Ryan started this whole thing to begin with. I watched him talk Revis up so much last year to the media and anyone else who would listen. "Best corner in the league"! "One of the top three corners of all time"! So then Revis and his agent start thinking,,,'hmmm the coach is right,,so why am I being payed like a scrub if this is how the organization sees me'!

Ryan has such a big mouth and doesn't know when to shut up. Now it's hurting his team. And what's funnier is that the Jets signed all of these big name players to big contracts and now have no room left to sign there own pro bowler, probably the most talented guy on the team! 40 Million apart?! Holy crap, forget about Revis playing this year.

I PREDICT REVIS WILL BE SIGNED SOON .

Thank you to all of the MORONS who took a crap all over the first page of posts. It's so refreshing to come in here and see people arguing with eachother ON THE INTERNET over subjects that are so important. You know, the real important stuff like why someone doesn't like another poster or how someones feelings are hurt because a stranger called them stupid. My God what has this blog come to. So sad.

YES NYSCOTT, I KEPT TELLING THEM ALL DAY TO SHUT UP .REAL SICK PEOPLE IN A TIME WHEN WE ARE LOOKING TO SIGN FRANCK WALKER .

Cule-BRA...oh I hurt ur wittle feelings?? You feel better cutting and pasting from the Sun-Sentinel where there are people who actually talk football? oh maybe u should run to mommy so she can make you feel better...wahhhhhhhhhh

BOBBYD12,


PLEASE LET'S KEEP THIS BLOG LIMITED TO FOOTBALL AND PLEASE AGAIN RESPECT PEOPLE AROUND HERE MORE .PEOPLE WANTED TO COME AND SPEAK ABOUT FOOTBAL .

bobbyd12, I love the SS blog for that reason. The conversations are great and everyone adds something to the mix. The only problem is that STUPID reply thing. It sucks because people are replying to posts that are 3 pages back and you have to constantly scroll back to see what's going on. I hope they go back to the old style. Armando has it right with this set up. Much easier to follow, unfortunately besides a few people, there's not much to follow.

THE SS YOU GOT TO KISS OMAR'S AS TO BE THERE,IF YOU GO AND READ YOU WILL SEE NJ PHIN KISSING OMAR AND MIKE BEHIND TO LET HIM NOT BANNED AND SUFFER AND GO NUTS .

Aloco Im sensing some sarcasm there. Here's what you don't understand. JUST BECAUSE THERE IS NO "NEWS" DOESN'T MEAN THERE AREN'T THOUSANDS OF THINGS TO DISCUSS REGARDING THE DOLPHINS.

But if your good with discussing why NJ and bobbyd12 are poopy head meanies then all the power to you. Carry on.

Aloco, Do you see how this blog is dieing and very few people are left? By George you guys have done it or at the very least are very close. You've managed to chase away A LOT of regular posters. I know because I see them talking on other sites about what a joke the comments section is in here lately. Pretty soon it will be frowned upon to speak of the Dolphins in here. (clap,,clap,,clap,,clap,,) Great job.

NY, I AM JUST SAYING WHAT I THINK OF THE SS .HERE I DON'T CARE OR TRYING HARD TO KISS ARMANDO'S BEHIND TO LET ME IN THE BLOG ,ASK HOME WHY HE WAS BANNED FROM THE SS ? HE DOESN'T LIKE SEAN SMITH AND OMAR DOES IN A NUT SHELL .HERE YOU SEE PEOPLE TALKING SHOTS AT ARMANDO ALL THE TIME AND THEY R NOT BANNED BUT IN THE SS GO READ THE KISSING 24/7 FOR OMAR AND THE BASBEALL GUY .

P.S....NJ WHEN HE WAS BANNED HE WAS LIKE A LITTLE ROSTER RUNNING AROUND LIKE CRAZY .....LOL

Dear Aloco
Go F U C K yourself

Any punk that cuts and pastes from another blog and cries like a little biatch doesn't get respect
More then likely it's you

More

THE SITE IS CALM B/C ARMANDO IS NOT PUTTING THE EFFORT DEAR NY FOR THE LAST 4-5 MONTH .

BOBBYD12, THANK YOU .


I DON'T KNOW HOW TO CUT AND PASTE ...CASE CLOSE ..FIND ANOTHER LOOSER TO SPEAK TO .

Yeah, it's painful to come here sometimes. Having to sort through all the crap to get to the interesting topics. And your point about Ryan is dead on. I hope Jason enjoys the circus he just joined.

Naaaahhhhh Aloco, who pays attention to that crap anyway? I just go in and talk about the Dolphins, never had a problem. I mean I can see if people are trying to turn Omars blog into a private chat room why he would put a stop to it.

I mean why would someone spend so much time writing articles and camp notes for fans only to find out that the fans are completely ignoring the content of the blog so they can talk about internet justice and the like. Did you see how little Armando wrote about practice this morning? Is that just coincidence or is he realizing there's no need to write these things because a lot of you don't care? Hmmmmmmmm.........

drsamii, I'm starting to think JT really IS a jinx. It seems like any team he plays on goes through this kind of crap on a regular basis. hahahaha

OR MAY BE HE GOT A REAL JOB TO WAKE UP EARLY FOR AT 4.00 AM AND GO TO SLEEP AROUND 10.00-11.00 PM .

NY , I RESPECT YOU A LOT .PEACE .

NY Scott, same garbage here everyday, 1/2 the blog is cut n paste from the SS because these guys have a Man Crush on what NJ and Tim are talking about. 1/4 is nonsense from Home and last 1/4 about everything else. These guys don't wanna talk football, they have their own agenda. I thought with a new and exciting year things might change but this blog is like putting lipstick on a pig, still a pig. I pop in here once a day and now it will be even less. Think I'm gonna read Armandos info and skip the blog from now on, not worth it anymore.

Good points all NYScott. Quite a challenge trying to follow your team from afar, huh? Heck, I'm only 350 miles away, you're like what, 1200? The trouble with freedom of speech is that is so frequently abused.
Speaking of football, I read that Wake is learning to play the run and the pass, that's good news.
From the Department of Redundancy Department, Jason Allen is said to be on the rebound again, or was that again?
Find a new rug for the practice bubble, good athletes are dropping like flies in that place, hmm...Nick Saban's revenge?
I like Wallace's chances to make the team, also saw an interview with him at miamidolphins.com, seems quite bright and articulate (a rarity) and I think he gets it. Keep catching that oblique spheroid kid and you'll go far.

Time to write Armando a letter again..... The loonies have taken the asylum... This whole SS -v- MH crap has turned into a grade school he said she said BS.... F***ing ridiculous. Isn't there some D&D site some of you losers can go troll... or is it THAT big of a deal to make this blog intolerable... Grow up...Fools!

bobby, why don't you go f u c k yourself instead .

Ban ALoco and Home

That would solve the problems here

Cause banging ur mom and sister is alot more satisfying mushroom. Any other questions??


No Canes deserve to be on the Dolphins. Not if we want to win anyway...

Agreed

Soiled,

Whats wrong with you man?? on this blog @ 4:20.... You shoulda been in front of Mr. Hookah with Jerry Garcia blasting like every good hemp lover! did your crops not finish being cultivated yet?? Or did you finally make it down here to south fla in Mandos basement... cause I mean if you need the hookups down here got your back man!

Marmaduke

I'm glad Martin is back there but Fasano and Martin are essentially the same and Haynos is improving. I'd keep him active in the game for goal line situations

Grrreatdane

"on this blog @ 4:20...."

I was like....whoaa dude....its 420, time to stop with the hate, why all the negative waves man.
Aren't we all Dolphin fans here...stop the hate, fire it up, love thy neighbor.

Crops are flowering now....can't wait to see the look on Mr. Salguero's face when I show up at his door.

First months free...right !?

Soiled :)

Think you're right, beerphin. You have to think that Martin might still be a little rusty coming back after such a protracted absence. I do look forward to his getting back in there and seeing what he can still do, but let's not forget that the rest of the NFL weren't exactly pounding at his door to sign him, either. Still, I think he can stretch the field better than Anthony or his clone Joey. Don't get me wrong, I think the starting two will have better games just because they won't be called upon to block so much with the advent of the Brandon Marshall era. I want to upgrade the position as soon as feasible. Martin will get his shots and we'll see.

that was for u, dane

Soiled,


If your roses are just now flowering I am sure you and Mando can come to some sort of agreement... By listening to his radio show in the morning I can tell that he is a fan of the hookah... You might be able to work something out with him by providing pop tarts and peanut butter in the morning along with a nice fatty! You probably be moved out of the basement into the closet up stairs... I heard its prime real estate, right next to the bathroom with the Jacuzzi bath tub! :)

OK Guys Less then 72 Hours till the Mighty Air-Breathers take the field, Who's Excited??

Jax... don't worry mon.. be haapy.. Cause every little things gonna be alright... I know this cause that is what 3 little birds told me on my door step in between sweet songs so pure! ;) Which is my message to you!

I'm all agog at the prospect Menace. Air-breathers to smother pirates on defense!

Que pasa Menace? Very excited! this ones outta town.. (town being miami...) right?

Oh by the way wing and pitcher night at flanagans... By a pitcher of beer get 10 wings free! Just wish there were football and my night would be complete! :)

When the Dolphins play their first game, I expect Buffalo will load the box to stop the run and blitz heavily to rattle Henne (so he can't throw to Marshall effectively). It's going to depend on the offensive line holding to give Henne time to connect with Marshall. If they can hold, then the defense will have to adjust.

Yes GREEEET, I'm 1200 miles away so most games unfortunately are away games except when they play the jets, What about that BS about Fat Rex Wanting the team to be in "ON Negotiations with mega-maniac Revis???, See those idiots going 8 and 8 at best.....

G.D, Is that all flannigans, or the Original at 2700 and Bird road??? AKA Loggerhead, AKA 2700 birds???Depending on which Decade you grew up in......

all flannigans as far as I know! Cause I am near the one in North Miami I know they have it as well as the one in Weston.. My ex lived up there! =( still looking for the next MRS. ex... :)

is that any thing like the band ak1200 LOL and I know it as both! =) dont know if I was alive during the first one cause i really don't remember if I was alive for the other! But I have heard it referred to as both

Never give up Brother, "Keep on F@Cking" I Mean Keep on trucking...(Forgot this is a family(Addams Family) Type blog.....

Nah, GD, There's a bar in the grove that was popular during the late 80s and the 90s, stayed open till 5 am, as a mater of fact it was the original "Flanagan's", It was also called 2700 birds in the late 80s and in the 90s it was called Loggerhead, forgot to see what the name it was a couple years ago when me and my POPS went there....

Any one Down there in miami know what's it called now???????

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) โ€” Rex Ryan's next starring role: The Negotiator.

The brash New York Jets coach has come up with a game plan to get holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis back on the field. And, everyone in the organization is invited.

"We'll call off practice," Ryan said Wednesday. "We'll have our whole team there and meet. That way there's no, 'he said, she said' or whatever. Just get the thing done, and let's work it out that way."

Sounds like a BUFFOON to me, What are your guys thoughts????????

And the thing is he's serious.....

If I were Revis I would ask for a trade to a team that was going to win.... (like the dolphins!)

If I was Revis, Id take less money and join a team that will be playing in the super bowl in the next couple years, And the Jets are not the team.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_TfBbR6L0M&feature=related

To all my canadian Phin fans out there! Couldn't help it! Can't get enough of u crazy canooks

Guys how gratifying will it be to see the Jets go 8 and 8??? And losing there first 3 games???Thoughts.....

Wow cuban thats twice where we have basically said the same thing scary we better watch it or a certain someone might actually think we are the same person! :)

grreatdane, sounds good but I think he would want a boatload of dough.

Cuban was sup??
Como esta las cosas en la sentinal??

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