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Live blog of Dolphins season opener right here

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Thank you, God. The 2010 NFL regular-season has arrived and so here we are. [I missed the 2009 season opener due to the passing of my mom. I'm thankful to be here today!]

First, let me tell you there will be a live blog here today.

Secondly, you might hear that there is uncertainty on the Dolphins part about the preseason that rookie Koa Misi had. Nonsense. It is true Misi may not start today. It is true Ikaika Alama-Francis will start today.

You know who will determine that?

The Buffalo Bills.

If the Bills come out in a run-package, Alama-Francis will get the call. If the Bills have pass-first personnel in the game, Misi will start. Either way, both will play a lot today.

It is no small accomplishment what Misi has done this preseason. He has gone for a down-lineman in college to a standup 3-4 outside linebacker. If he starts, he will be one of only three  four rookie linebackers to start in the NFL on opening week.

Sean Weatherspoon of the Atlanta Falcons, Daryl Washington, and Rolando McClain of the Oakland Raiders are the other two. So Misi, a second-round pick, is in good company.

As you know, Jason Allen will start for Miami at RCB. That move is not written in stone, folks. Sean Smith, the starter in 16 games last season, will play today. And if he is playing better than Allen, he will take over. If Allen is playing better, he'll keep his jobs and his snaps.

It is a fluid situation.

It is a cloudy day here, with drizzling rain in the air. The temps are in the high 60s. Love it!

There are some number changes today: Interior lineman Cory Procter will wear No. 71 and defensive end Robert Rose will wear No. 56.

I will have the pregame inactives as soon as they come out. So come back. And remember, the live blog starts in the comments section at kickoff.

[Update: The inactives are Roberto Wallace, Channing Crowder, Rose, Alama-Francis, Jermey Parnell, Clifton Geathers and Thigpen as the third QB. Obviously, Misi will now definitely start. The Alama-Francis inactive is not expected. Hmmmm.]

[Update 2: Alama-Francis got sick this morning, which is the reason he is not playing today, The Herald's Jeff Darlington is reporting.]

[Update 3: The Dolphins are now confirming that Alama-Francis was expected to start this morning but is not playing because he got sick this morning.]


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if you remember jets game that we blew in 2000. gailey was our oc and he litup the Jets with huge explosive plays. with that said. we need to sack the qb

Go Fins. I'm thinking this one will be close. 24-21 Fins over the Bills. However, I will not be able to watch it. CBS is only showing the Colts-Texans here in Chicago. Although, I can't complain. Should be a fantastic game.

lets go phins!

I'm STOCKED! Hey Mandy. I forgot the new kick returner's name. Is he playing today?

This whole year comes down to two things. How well does Henne play and scoring TDs in the red zone. Pricemaster, peace. Agreed we all Fins fans now!!!

im so ready for some boring wins. 35-3, 31-7 im ok with not having my blood pressure spiking for the whole 4th quarter.

I'm STOKED! Hey Mandy. I forgot the new kick returner's name. Is he playing today?


Game link

Go Phins I'm ready!! What a crapy preseason!! Thank God it's over!!

Mando you predicted a huge victory last time but come on. lets just say we need to play well to win.

Armando, just read Ike Francis is listed as inactive. What happened??

Alama-Francis got sick this morning, bobby.

Um, my bad, dolphins lost the coin toss.

OK, that answers the question. Booby, he got sick this morning. Pregnant?

ok boys - let's get it on.

Wow, Misi gotta grow up quick today

29 got levelled!

Bobby Carpenter, who is a really good special teams player, gets the first tackle of the special teams.

short kick but good coverage

Nice breakup Jared

bobby Carpenter started for the Dolphins today.

2 batted balls!

nice - all in their face...

Karlos Dansby on the blitz from the outside LB spot with a sack. Untouched.

Dansby baby!!


This isn't pre-season!


nice job d


Who Hoo!!! Any questions on Nolans defense??

Good job D. Good Blizts packages

best defensive series i have seen since cox era

OK, well, Nolan's D already looks better, hopefully that's a sign of things to come, and not because it's Buffalo...Let's see some OFFENSE!

nice field position!

R. Brown's greatest asset is also his weakness... his second and third efforts are amazing, but think that is how he gets hurt.. he takes 3 or more hits per carry..

do the Ronnie Dance!

Find a hole and grow through it Ronnie


Um, you got to like your chances when the Bills do not cover Brandon Marshall -- like not at all.

Brandon Marshall first pass first catch

sack by berger

Bwaaahahahahahaha pathetic Henne. What a fish loser.

Henne trips over Big John

Man, Ted Ginn looks good this year and a little bigger

marshall will hopefully open up the field

ronnie Brown running like his feet are on fire. AWESOME.

ZERO protection...LOVE BROWN!

We need a TD here!!

need a score

Damn Ronnie is an ANIMAL!

who is this team...looking good so far. lets keep iy up!!

Nothing for the wildcrap. Get that crud outa here. RED ZONE FAIL!!!


Not good...

everyones dancing. wtf!

I know it is a run play, but there is something I hate about taking henne out on second down for a wildcat, only to give him 3rd down with one play to make a first..

Dolphins trying to hide Marshall from the Bills. Getting him lost in traffic. Interesting.

first points of the year!

crappy play call

Atta boy Tony give em a big old field goal fist pump.

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