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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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Really disappointing start for the 'Phins. Defence looked very poor. Smith and Bell both struggled. Didn't like what i saw on offence either. Nice to see we aired one out but there was no accuracy from Henne.

It's Ok.....it's early.

i have said since day 1 henne sucks... yall finally seeing it... average at BEST!

put in noodle arm!

great kick

Dexter ... LMFAO!!!!!

at least we can punt

time for another Chad to come in this is crap again

Can I press SAP button on my remote and have the score go back to English?

65 yard punt. Something to cheer about. Weeheee

Again no shotgun on third and long

ok i am a little worried

the whole world knoqs where he is going to throw the ball

our D must get that ball bck.

This start is just as bad as the one against the Colts last year.

At least we are trying to go deep, that will open it up for R&R later, hopefully thats not the only deep throw today.

Henne-if you are scarred hire a body guard If you want a friend by a dog If you can't do it we have the real
chad-man up-now

ive seen enough. 2 plus games. he is too sloow to read the receivers. im sick of watching him methodically go thru progressions. no top Qbs are that robotic. just put in pennington already.

hartline open - overthrown. fasano open- didn' see him ....

Way to step up D

Fasano wide open, Henne did not, err uhmm, see him!

Solai working

at least they cant run on us

I would LOVE to see Pennington play this game. Henne DOES have an arm, but Pennington is an NFL Quarterback.

solia is a man

Atleast Solia is playing great so far....

stop asking for pennington it makes me

I cannot believe the Jets are going to win.


with pennington our rbs lead receiving and no third down conversions. stop.

Andrea? I want to see Ines.

lets go D

sparano will lose the whole season before he'll start a diff QB... would be admittinh he's wrong

i got some doubt about henne!!!!!!!!!!

At least the refs are not blind.

henne will be ok

PLEASE draft a QB next year

C'mon DEFENSE! They are the only ones that can win the game!

My God you guys are negative!! You wanted the offence to open it up and they did that with the first play. What else do you want? Do you think Henne is the only guy to have a 3 and out?

he wont

If we go 3 and out this next series then I am done. I am officially on the FIRE Dan Henning bandwagon.

ok we get the ball back with good field position

way to go D!

We will be Okay.

back in play lets go

henne need to show something on this drive!! cant believe we threw 3 str8 plays!!

Time to run the ball and tie this game

relax people chad henne is gonna b alright atleast he doesnt turn the ball over

This team has a lot of heart.

We should do the same.

Dan Henning didn't overthrow Hartline, or miss Fasano WIDE OPEN...Just saying...

He does suck though...a PA pass on 3rd and long?

15 yards and we are in field goal range. we need some points on this drive. looks like the d settled down on that last series

Damn yall acting as if were down by 21 lol, lot of game left...

we will tie it up this series then when the yets get the ball we will get a turn over and go ahead

We give them 9 yards and we're okay? HOLY CRAP!!!!!

God i hope Smith is not covering Edwards when he comes in in the 2nd Qtr

wow the refs actually called a hold on the guy blocking wake.....

i like the long pass on first but dont abandon the run already. thats what will open the pass


what a difference b/w davis covering the tigh end and smith.

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