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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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whats with all the spanish? even the graphcs waddup?

momentum is with us now, nolam needs to change coverage on Keller and we need to blitz dirty Sanchez!

@patric: Spanish Heritage Month

Just more pandering en espanol.

nice how Long pancaked JT!!!!

ill take being down by 4 after the terrible first half.

Do you think that in honor of Hispanic Heritage month will let Mark Sanchez win?

Bobby Carpenter sucks. He couldnt play in Dallas and couldnt play for the lowly rams. Why would we think he could play for us. Leave him on special teams and hope he doesnt hurt us there. Where is Crowder? I thought he was ready to play.

Aaarrghhhhh!!!!!!

Phew.

i know we're gettin the ball back...BUT COME ON RICKY

not a fumble

whats up with Ricky and the fumbles?

he was down

WTF RICKY

"Ricky this is a football...now Ricky sit on the bench and love this football...feel the football Ricky..." because you're not getting back on the field until you remember how not to fumble!!!!

sancheezzz is such a tool

That was intereference

am i the only one that seen pass int???

Henne looks like a chipmunk

now were rolling

TD MARSHALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEEEEAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

ok... NOW WE'RE TALKIN!!!

Thats the way to start a half!

now come on D!!!

come on D 3 and out their D is gasping

all of u saying stop wildcat and bench henne......I CANT HEAR U?!?!?!

h
jason allen just remembered he was jason allen.

geez

YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!!! WE ARE JUST SNAKE BIT.

Nice to see a DUI convicted felon making plays in the NFL 5 days later....nice example NFL

How many games have the Marlins cost the Fins over the years?

Commentators are raving about how the temporary turf affected that play...take a look at where he was...he overplayed it...

Thank you Marlins now get the hell out of this stadium already

This is driving me crazy...very frustrating. What a gift TD

What a catch

Your on the 2 yard line! Run the ball!!!

2nd and goal at the 2?...should have run it in!!!!

Play calling is so inconsistant

2nd time Carpenter scews up this season with out of bounds kick...wtf

We really need a turnover...lets go!!!!

d looks terrible tonight

Wake is a freaking stud!!!!!

heat getting to them!!

dont like the wild cat in the red zone let the qb stay in he has a great rhythm going

Jets are tired keep em coming

They held Fasano

OY

Our special teams is just awful tonight

wtf! special teams kill us again!

Wow this blows

that sux

braylan edwards dui tripper asswipe

TG for that penalty!

TG again!

dansby ... you da man!

Cobbs has got to make a play on special teams, we are never getting past the 25, their avg starting drive is at the 35!

Are you kidding me???

wtf

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