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Live blog of Dolphins versus Jets starts here

I'm at the stadium and we're up and running for the live blog that begins around game time tonight. [Update: The Jets have announced at 7 p.m. this evening that Braylon Edwards, arrested for DWI earlier in the week, will be benched for the first quarter tonight verus the Dolphins.]

In other news, let me tell you the sod that was put down to cover the Marlins infield looks better than just having the actual dirt. It is an improvement. But is it perfect? Nope.

There are brown (not important) and uneven (very important) patches, particularly from the sideline to the near hashmark around the two-yard-line near the Jets sideline. There is one area that seems lower than the rest. Having said that, I still think the players will prefer this treatment of the field than having to play in the dirt.

I'm here nearly three hours before kickoff and the conditioning and weight training coaches are putting tight end Mickey Shuler Jr. through conditioning drills. That doesn't suggest he's playing. That suggests the team isin't thrilled with his conditioning and wants to get him ready.

As most of you will watch this game on television, let me tell you what to expect:

NBC's Football Night in America preview will include a Bob Costas interview with both Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez. Shockingly, both defend the Jets image.

Costas: Are you comfortable with the team’s image? The profile is much higher than it would otherwise be because the cameras followed you through training camp. Your coach is a charismatic guy with more than a little bit of bravado about him. So this is a team, which really hasn’t had that much success, but has a pretty high national profile.

Sanchez: That’s part of playing in this market, part of being a New York Jet. We love wearing that logo. It’s really important to us to represent that logo the right way. With the freedoms Rex gives us, be smart about what we do, on and off the field.

Costas: You’re a glamorous single guy playing a glamour position in New York City. (Sanchez laughs). There’s a lot of people who want you, in addition to putting up wins, they want you to be a certain kind of personality. You comfortable with that?

Sanchez: I’ve got to be me. I’ve learned that you don’t get those opportunities outside of this building without playing good football. That’s one of the best things Rex has told me about handling anything outside of this building. Just be yourself. Be the guy we drafted, No. 5 overall. Be our leader. And protect the team with what you say, how you act and what you do on the field.

[BLOG NOTE; Come back in a few and I'll give you the update on inactives and anything else that is happening out here in Orangeville.]

[Final Update: The inactives are John Jerry, Jared Odrick, Mickey Shuler Jr., Ikaika Alama-Francis, Marlon Moore, Patrick Brown, and Tyler Thigpen as the No. 3 QB.]

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Dreadlocks, tattoos, fat guts hanging out of neon orange jerseys... I'm not sure I like this 'Futbol Americano' stuff. What channel is the NFL on?

2nd TD to keller....shouldn't we be all over this guy? I was hard on the Dolphins this preseason

Its clear Al Michaels is a Jest fan

WHY???????????

if its a big game this team never shows up. What an embarressment
Huizenga must be smiling. He cant be getting blamed for this mess.

Way to stop momentum with the wild cat.Jesus WTF.

stupid

here comes the wildcat to kill the drive

we r finally moving the ball and this A hole runs two wild cats in a row we deserve to lose thanks to henning!!!!!!!!

Penalties are killing us

Im gonna puke if i hear anymore spanish

Stupid calls are killing us

wildcat was bad timing.

stupid penelties

Boy oh boy, they are not mentally prepared. Sloppy play all around. Maybe Bess is the only one who came prepared to play? Marshall, maybe, but Henne can't seem to get it to him.

Henning is a ghost, i was hoping we would get a better okay caller. at least the game is still young and not out of reach yet

FERGIE...please go distract this useless OC so someone...anyone...can call better plays!!!!

what a horrible idea to run the wildcat...we were moving fine through the air...also williams needs to hold on to the ball

its like none of you have watched the dolphins before. henne sucks and penne rules and the wildcat is awful. please.
we need to use tge wildcat more. and henne is our qb. penne led us to 0-3 and we missed the playoffs because of it.
i do agree henningnis making henne another cp, and it means no passing yards. sucks

they owed us one

Everybody in the booth and back in the studio are Jets fans. Sounds like about 1/2 the stadium too. But watching the Dolphins so far tonite, I can't really blame them.

we have calmed down now. I think we were overhyped the first quarter. lets hope we can dig out with this td

good job!

wooooooo hoooooo go hartline

KEEP ATTACKING KYLE WILSON

nice catch

we score by luck. wilson should have an int right now. thank god.

That's more like it.

go Fins!!

ok. d needs to stop that dirty sanchez now.

Can anybody tell Sparano to take those stupid sunglasses off? We are losing & he looks like its friggin high noon out there!!!

i womder if they will guard keller this time.

i am so disappointed in JT. on live tv he said f u to the dolphin fans after his sack. thought i would never see him stoop to that. I am done with him. He was my favorite fin ever besides Marino, now I will never like him again. He could have shown more dignity than that. The fans were pretty reserved in their booing with most not doing it. I thought we showed great restraint. too bad for you jason

Type to intercept dirty snaches

we cant do anything right

they are seriously already almost in fg range.

that kick-off should have been out of the ebd zone

lets all say it together "i hate the jets"

jets are just a better team. more overall talent

Man Henne sucks...Hartline had 5 yards on that guy we got lucky we got that flag.

We need a pic now to switch momentum

at least the crowd noise is messing them up a little

We finally get going and the special teams screws us. wtf

Thank u god for at least giving us dans by

yes out of fg range

Ok let's go...smash mouth football from now on

Polite always comes up big for us!

getting a rhythm?

Bess could be the most under rated receiver in football

Harris lead with his helmet on the hit on Brown and it wasn't called??????

flag?

Fergie...Jennifer...Armando...someone PLEASE distract that OC because ANYONE could make better play calls...

let go dolphins

Need a stop and a TD to start the 2nd half

Our offense need to show more attitude next half. We looked very good on that last drive. We should have had a td but I will take the field goal. Go Fins!!!!!!!!!!!

Where is that great offensive line we are suppose to have. Berger is slow as hell. Neither one of our guards can pull

wow

You idiots!!! tackle!!!

Who is this masked man wearing 32??

Need a big td to start the 2nd half

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