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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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No, i don't.
We're more imaginative than simply calling everyone "the beast"

how about Vontae "pick6" Davis.
or Vontae "shut-down" Davis

work that brain!

OK Guys, Peace to you all and go "MIGHTY AIR BREATHERS"............

Orange Fins! It's our night!

lets go fins, need some big plays on D!

It's like a Gauguin painting, bright orange and greens. So beautiful!

rofl zaphod
don't make me famous

i have a bad rep here, don't ruin it

just ask Po White PackedArse

JT out for the coin toss, now getting booed.

He lost the coin toss.

like cuban say dungy might be a pedophile! but dc ppl like dungy walk a slipper slope trying to be better than most

2 offensive touchdowns ... God, do these guys do ANY research?

everyones wearing orange, even Almichaels face

THE DIRT IS COVERED ,THAT'S A GOOD SIGN ,THE YELLOW EYESSSSSSSSSSSS.

JT coin toss more of a spit in the face!! atta boyz fins fans for boing!!

The patriot's defense is very shaky, that is why Sanchez looked good last week. He will have nightmares in orange after today.

What was decided on the coin toss, Mando?

i so ready for this game!! i got my eye on dobbins and carpenter!!! AGAIN!!! LETS GO DOLPHINS!!! BEAT THIS SHYT UP!!! 27-9 FINAL

... please ... very little wildcat tonight.

Exactly. Look at all these anti-gay preachers, half of them are gay themselves. Jets are the anti-Christ reincarnate a la Kazoom. Bad breed boy, real bad.

crappin my pants, man i want this win who dosent. please fins let me sleep with a smile tonight. here's the season for real, go fish!!!!!!

WE KICK OFF IF WE WIN! ALWAYS

nah test. it's your job to be miserable. i call the players whatever i want. consider yourself ignored from now on. Go phins.!!!!

ARE WE THERE YET?

game time aaaaawwwwwwooooooooooo!!!!

I'm a laugh when I see Patrick Turner trying to do what he could never do in Miami (out play Jason Allen).

I GUESS CUTTING THE BEARD BY EDWARDS MEANS HE'S A CHANGED MAN!! I CAN HEAR THE JETS NOW," THE BEARD MADE HIM DO IT"

aaww almost a good gust of wind there!!

Some people wearing their JT jerseys, that's just plain wrong.

IS IT ME OR DOES MARC ANTHONY LOOK LIKE HE CANT HANDLE J-LO! HE LOOKS GAY AND IF HE NOT HE NEXT IN LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

jets starting turner. really????

Here we go. Be still my heart.

JTlawson5
It's your job to be a mind numbed padded helmet wearer, congrats..
Grats on having absolutely no inventiveness.
Looks like you win.

I'm up and running folks! Are you ready for some football?

Interesting that Dolphins have Vontae on Cotchery. And had over the top help, too.

Good observation ... nelson lopez ...

SOLIA

Solia BLEW HIM UP!

Love those orange jerseys.

Hate our secondary gave up 7 yards on the first play.

OUCH

SEAN SMITH! HATE THAT GUY!

SEAN SMITH SIGHTING!! OH NO

They should take Sean Smith's Twitter away from him.

Well, the Dolphins are going to make NY beat them throwing the ball. And that's it.

In "fruit fly" years ... we haven't lost the Jets in GENERATIONS! Go Dolphins!!!!!!!!!

This ain't looking good for our secondary.

D needed to hold! Intercept or fumble now!!!

i cant believe that was mr high and might lt kicking solia!

3-10 need sack

They should take SEAN SMITH's JERSEY away from him

here we go with sean smith right off the bat

Oh boy! What was that?

Imagine that, SEAN SMITH there on BOTH 3rd down completions

Wildcat by jets.

what the hell going on! is the old dc in the house too

D's gotta get off the field

How the hell can someone run the Wildcat on us? Seriously ... haven't we seen this before?

why is Smith palying????!!!???

Sean smith sucks why is that guy still with the team, Lets put pressure!!!

not good, D needs to adjust....

Deep breaths.......Deep breaths....

Intercept-stop them

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