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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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17 sacks sounds about right .... how did the Poser fare today ... saw his interview on the Fons site and maybe he's changing (maturing) a little ... only said "know what I mean" once ...

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sometimes I wonder if there are only 2-3 people really posting here. Ben=HOME=Cuban(s)=Aloco=Soiled???

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Yes
ALoco
Can cook very well, Thank U

need Help ask me

Really was it as bad/weird as I am describing?

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Only air!!! I fuc!!ng rock on the air guitar... Now drums thats a diff story!

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Aloco,

(I will put this in caps cause I mean it)

NOTHING... JUST AS LONG AS YOUR THA RULER!!!!

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Dear Mr. Salguero

Now there are 2 Aloco's...both there posts seem like crazy talk...which one's the real Aloco the black one or the blue one ?

confused again

Soiled :)

blue aloco going nuts .

Gotcha Real ALoco
Me only one fake posting
The 1st one
Do Not post during the weekdays 8-6 right now
Real Busy

So U get me Early & Late
Have To Take Care of Biz & Dont have time really to post live from Camp
Then I miss the next play or two
Last year took tons of daily pics
but looking through a my "Teal Lenses"
Felt I was missing much 4 Me
and some A-holes
Did not deserve the news

My Head just Imploded... I'am done..... Farewell ol friends I am OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this place is crazy

i can tell the blue aloco is fake .

Momma- you're close. Home, Cuban, and Aloco write 90% of the different screen names on here. And they all want to be g a y with some dude from NJ whom they apparently believe owns a gym. I don't understand what this place has come to. It used to be the best site to talk Dolphins. Now, it's all about a bunch of idiots at the SS, and 3 guys who write under 40 different names. So sad.

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good night TO ALL

Peace! Also just finsihed my work outta here and on my way to flannigans! Ill pay attention to my cell and hit it up if I need 2

OK HOME THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION. PLEAE THO DO NOT LET OTHERS TO GET YOU. I STILL WISHD THAT YOU WILL POST YOUR PICTURES AND WHAT YOU HAVE. DONT LET THE IDITS RUIN THIS FOR EVERYONE WHAT YOU HAVE.

lewD
Cool How U picked up on that
as I posted the other day

sean the limited ghetto vocab
"U know what i`m saying"
3 or 4 times every conversation

lewD
"U know what i`m saying" lol

Cuban you said you posted as snake. You meant to say culebra???

grrreatdane
Which Flannigans?

Hey, ALoco in black... seriously dude, why don't you quit it? The real ALoco is a good dude. He posts here regularly and finally signs up for a real type pad account so his user name is unique, and now you have to be a d o u c h e bag and try to ruin it for him. Seriously? Get a life!
ALoco, good keepin' up, yo... just lookin' out bro!

this untamed blog is about to change ...

the worst 7 months of the year for me (and others) is about to come to and end ... FINALLY!

talk about withdrawal ... since January, we haven't seen our team play a game ...

nothing but predictions, evaluations, dreams, hypothesis analysis and conjecture, mixed with a small dose of chem trail .... makes for very little of substance to talk about ....

Saturday, we will finally have a game to talk about and the blog will change .... absolutely... and in the nick of time ...

we can't have any more imploding heads ....

good try kumquat ...go sleep .

lewD
For the record
Was not Ben Franklin
Only posted as joke

Who lives close to Penn
Claimed to go to college in Penn
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give me steroids or give me a puny girlie body & death LMAO

sometime
even make myself laugh ROTFALMAO!!!

KUMQUAT- WHAT IS THIS WORD?? IT SOUNDS TO BE DIRTY. :) THANKS TO YOU THOUGH. I DONT REMEMBER YOU BUT SOMETIMES FORGOT WHEN I DONT SPEAK TO PEOPLE FOR LONG TIME. EVEN SO I CONSIDER YOU FRIEND NAD THANK YOU!

Well said Kumquat..well said

Keep up the good work ALoco
Must go soon
Walk in peace & with purpose

Your Friend
Home

ON THESE NOTES, GOOD BYE TO ALL THE FINE GENTLMEN HERE, NOW I EAT!
HAVE GOOD NIGHTS FOR YOU!
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anybody else sign up for the NFL.com preseason package?

I've had the rewind and game day audio packages since their inception and they are great ... (we don't own a TV) ...


When I was a kid, we had two channels ... black and white ... and 1-2 games a week ...

starting tomorrow, I will be able to stream every preseason game live ... watch up to four at a time ... and re-watch the Fins as many times as I want, until the next one ... there are 5 preseason games Tr, Fri, Sat, Sun and one Mon ...

what a world .....

IEWD , ARE THE PRE SEASON GAMES ARE SHOWN ON THE NFL CHANNEL?

i hope i understand soon.

In closing
Watch my boy Pat Turner in preseason and realize some of the great ones need a bit of time & development in the NFL

Turner is a 6.5 Physical WR on Your Team

He Will Produce

Promise U

Of Course our #1
Brandon Marshall is the one Home has pounded the table for and got so
...
Brangetterdon

and my fav slot dude
of course
...

Simply The Bess

Stay Tuned 4 2010 Miami Dolphins Air Show and

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buy ya a beer!!! I'll be the one standing 6'4" brown hair long button down shirt. Prob... by my self cause all my friends have round the year jobs.;. me I work half the year n get paid for all of it... Gotta love my job!

ALoco, don't know what channels are broadcasting games. ... don't have a TV ... do everything on the computer .... well almost everything ...

btw, the KUMQUAT comment you made brought tears to my eyes I laughed so hard ... "sounds dirty"

LOL

Peace fooooooooooooooood!!

see ya HOME ... thanks for the info as always ...

thanks, i went on line and found that nfl channel showing the pre season games , i am getting it on friday .

it is NFL.com ... $39 for the preseason, $39 for the audio of live games, and $49 for the season .... all of them have archives (no, that's not a disease) where you can review ANY of the games ...

the season archives include the 08-09 seasons as well as what will be played this year ...

$99 gets you all of it ...

not really a commercial for this, but it really has made my world a better one ... football any time I want to watch it ...

all games and all teams ... never had enough DVR space for that, even if I had access to them all ... I have two foot lockers of Dolphin games on VHS going WAAAAAY back .... pre-Marino and this is just so much easier ...

before I die, I hope they have digitized every game they have on film and make it available the same way ....

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Sean Smith had a pick 6 in practice today and has actually been holding his own against Brandon Marshall lately

bobbyd is flying up to meet NJ for a game in December. Pretty cool two men sharing a great game, bonding, well you get the picture. LMFAO 3x

HOME, I've studied those theories for a long, long time (as well as others) ...

conclusion= not a damn thing I can do about it.

need to live every day as if it's the last, because you never know when that will be ...

enjoy your family, music and Dolphin football ... the rest will sort itself out in due time ...

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