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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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common... hold em to 3!

Watch them make this 3rd and goal

good job fins!

wow! marshall is a freakin stud!

If Miami loses this game the head coach needs to grab a mirror...stare at himself and question why he is head coach. End of second quarter the camera's showed him showed him shaking his head...at the end of the run play he was still shaking his head. Some of the play calling in the second half has left me shaking my head...hey Tony "you're the head coach...over rule this OC idiot!"

Did I just hear Collingsworth coorectly when he said the Miami OC was a DC dream? Nothing surprising...

3rd and 2 and you go deep? Go short, you are slicing them up!! get the easy first down, don't like the call there

we cant catch a break!!

This is the time to strike. I say throw it deep to Brandon. Let's seal this deal!

Now we all can see Henne is a baller against NY. He's a beast.

Who doesn't love Lou? haha

I hate the effing Wildcat.

what kind of a play call was that?!!

c'mon!!!! enough wild cat

c'mon stop that!

that wildcat stopped that drive

Fergie...Jennifer...Armando...someone PLEASE tell OC and head coach that the NFL defensive co-ordinators have the Wildcat figured out...

Whyldcat? It is killing us. Were passing the ball well and we kill each drive with that play!

Real men don't use the wildcat. Let Henne play!!!!

Miami gets too cute with their play calls on offense

everytime they show that first td... they never say a word about him being outta bounds... dont get it... seems so obvious to me

omg!!!!! gotta catch that man!

wtf!!!!!!!!

come on allen!

geez... here we go again

goodnight

defense is just giving this one away

god i hate the jets

jason allen is killing us!!

lucky ef-ers

They should just let them score. Too much time being taken off the clock. Either way we need a TD to extend the game.

It's too early to say it was a mirage. But Jason Allen's making a whole lotta mistakes today.

bush league

i would let them score we will need to score a td regardless

gotta turn around

You can give this defeat to Henning - everytime we had momentum, the called the wildcat and we lost yards. So F'ing stupid!

I concur OH. What happened to only doing the Wildcat on their side of the field? And all those trick plays aren't tricking anyone. Who needs trick plays when you have Brandon Marshall?

Looking good J E T s !!!

Yeah and it stops the momentum. You are having Henne throw on 2nd and 3rd and long instead of 1st and 10. Ridiculous.

leave it to the phins to invent ways to lose a game

wildcat?

these announcers seem to like the jets

BMARSH!

go BM

Henne is having a great game, but man is he slow as balls!

lol mixer

this blog is laggin bigtime

Henne's not good at those toss-ups

how do we not go to marshall on any of those plays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that's the ballgame

there's three guys on him Henne!!

Tip drills for Langford on Tuesday.

Dolphin player caller in the clutch is a moron

how is three guys on him when there was three guys on fasano?

Too bad - generally, we outplayed them and should have won this one. Really poor play calling (wildcat in really poor times) and Jason Allen made 2 really bad plays that hurt us.

I hate the Jets. Beating us in our own house is effing despicable. Henning is killing us. Henne is brilliant for a series and looks like he's never played QB in the next. Jason Allen - 3 major mistakes.

Taking a quarter to get their heads in the game smells like last year. I mean, spotting the Jets two touchdowns.

Oh yeah, I used to like Collinsworth but could anybody be more of a Jets fan? This guy should be wearing a green and white cheerleading outfit. Azzmunch.

If we cant beat them at home, on a Sunday night, without revis and holmes then we have no shot at winning the east. They are the better team.

how stupid is sanchez. This is his first comeback win? We were ahead all but 10 seconds!

I don't even think he knew that they were winning on that last drive.

Jimmy - you're right about Henning and Allen. Who cares about Collingsworth - you win the game you shut him up.

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