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The words from Tony Sparano's mouth

Tony Sparano talked to the media Monday following Miami's 14-10 victory over the Vikings. This is everything he said:

(On how much more it means to be 2-0 considering both games have been on the road) – “I think it adds quite a bit. I think that when you can go into those two kinds of environments with a young team and come away with two wins I think it helps in a lot of different areas. Obviously that’s not an unknown anymore out there; we’ve played in two hard places to play and have won two football games, been fortunate to win two football games. I think as we get on in this thing and we get on in the long haul, that’s going to help us. I think it’s been very helpful.”

(On Jason Allen’s progression) – “I mean Jason has been…early on in the process bounced around a little bit. We had to find a home for him, try to find the right place, the right fit. We tried him at safety; we tried him at corner then we moved him back to safety, moved him back to corner. I think that finally we just settled in on the fact that we really need to let this guy play in one position and not bounce him around and ask him, to put him in the slot in the nickel; didn’t want to ask him to do too many things from that standpoint because I think all those things require a different skill set and you can get caught up in the goodies that Jason brings to the table that way. He’s got outstanding athleticism and sometimes that can get you caught in trying to get him to do too many things. So from our end we needed to back off of that and we needed to say, okay this is what we’re going to ask this guy to do. It’s what we’ve done, and the kid has really grown I think as a player. To his credit, he’s done some things off the field to help him(self), spent a lot of extra time. I told you he and I had this visit; he’s told you that. At this end of this visit he was given information, and he went out and took the information and made the best of it.”

(On Vontae Davis’s progression) – “Yeah well I mean Vontae’s a guy that obviously we think highly of; we drafted him in the first round and he’s a guy that I think, I think Vontae’s got a pretty bright future ahead of him if he keeps working on some things to help his game. There’s some things fundamentally that Vontae can do better, and there’s some things that he did really well fundamentally in this game. We talked earlier in the week about our corners having to tackle and he did that pretty well in the game yesterday and made  some good breaks on the ball when he was challenged out there. Vontae’s just got to keep working; he’s just got to continue to keep working. I think this guy’s going to be a pretty good player.”

(On whether Vontae Davis needs to work on his celebrations a little more) – “(laughing) He’s done a pretty good job of that; that’s okay. I want them to be excited when they play well.”

(On the impact of Karlos Dansby) – “Karlos played pretty good yesterday, obviously made a bunch of tackles. Here’s what I like about Karlos; here’s the thing that I think of all the things he does well on the field, one of his greatest strengths is that when he comes to the sideline in the middle of a game he’s exactly like he’ll be in a little while when you’re talking to him in the locker room. He’s as level headed as they come. You can make the correction; you can make the adjustment. He’s the quarterback (of the defense) now, so this guy goes out there and after he hears it on the sideline, he can get everybody lined up. He can get everybody on the same page; he’s kind of this really, he’s this quiet leader that is pretty level headed in the course of the game. He isn’t out there in the course of the game where you can’t get to first base with this guy. I think it’s one of the greatest strengths that he brings. Never mind all the, the running and the hitting and the big guy. Yesterday he played downhill hard yesterday in this game. I mean that was the kind of game it was going to be, and he got downhill a few times really hard and got squared up in there, forced some plays to bounce. He’s going to tell you he missed a tackle or two, but he made nine of them somewhere in there. I really think the guy brings an awful lot to our defense and I think little by little is making us better.”

(On whether the new defensive personnel has something to do with the improvement in open field tackling) – “I would say that’s the cause of it. I think at the end of the day the people you have out there are good tacklers or at least, now they were good tacklers for most of the day yesterday, but we missed nine of them. We missed four of them on one play, which isn’t good. It’s not an excuse (but) that guy’s going to make a lot of people miss. We missed four of them on one play so it’s something we got to do a better job of, but I think for the most part we’ve done a pretty good job of open field tackling. I do think that the scheme puts you in some positions. Vontae (Davis) makes a play in the flat yesterday and it’s because of the scheme. It’s because of coverage; he’s in the right place, the disguise makes the ball go out there and then he breaks on the ball and has to finish the play. At the same time I just think that you got some better players out there, and when I say that I mean better tacklers out there. I think you look at (Karlos) Dansby and (Chris) Clemons and Vontae and Jason Allen and these people. They’re pretty good tacklers I think.”

(On his evaluation of the offense after their first play of the game and was the deep pass available more often throughout the game) – “No, no, no it wasn’t there more often. For whatever reason on the first play of the game they came out, and they went to single high (coverage). Those are those green light specials I was talking about, and that just happened on that play. The play was called as a double go (route) play; it was called to get the ball down the field and really to get the ball to Brandon (Marshall) down the field. One way or another we were going to try to throw it down there. Coverage dictated that largely and they ended up going to single high. I mean we had a couple shots later in the game but the coverage didn’t dictate it. I think what happened there is eventually they kind of got back to doing what they do. Early in the game though I’m assuming that run game is what they were thinking and that’s where they kind of got that extra guy down in there a little bit and played some post high. That gave us a chance to throw it down the field. At the end of the day I mean offensively we’ve got to execute better; we’ve got to do a better job that way. We had, we had about 17 plays in the game yesterday that were either minus plays or no yard plays, no yards gained meaning incompleted passes or any of those kind of things. That’s not good; in a 49 play game you’ve got to do better than that from an efficiency standpoint. Now we’ve also had the first drive, the defense has an 11 play drive or somewhere around there in the first drive of the game. We defer, put them out there; now they make a stop on downs in that deal and then the offense takes the ball and goes 76 yards down the field and they score a touchdown. That was really good; then deferring we got the ball coming out in a tight game and the offense takes the ball 12 plays. Then we have a minus play, one minus play in 12 plays and it hurts you, and it hurts the drive. Now those are the things, defensively you could cover that up with effort sometimes. Effort, flying around, guys going all over; offensively, you can’t cover that up that much. We got to do a better job of just continuing to grind and be efficient. There was some really good things done at times in that game; you’re at the minus one yard line and you’re coming out and you punch one out like Ronnie (Brown) punched one out. That’s about as well blocked as, I mean it really was pretty well blocked. Now we get back on the minus one yard line and we turn it over and it ends up being a one yard drive for them. Those are some of the things we just got to be a little bit more efficient at right now from our standpoint.”

(On whether Jake Long’s performance yesterday against Jared Allen is a testament to his talent) – “I mean I could just tell during the week Jake was kind of getting ready for a little bit of a tussle there. I think that he prepared well for that game; that’s a heck of a player over there; there’s no way around it. I think every team would like to have one of those guys, but Jake’s a pretty good player. I’m glad we got him on our team.”

(On his not challenging a fourth and one in the fourth quarter) – “What was happening was really it was one of these muddle looks. I mean it was kind of, it was in the scrum and it kind of looked like that, and time outs were at a premium at that point. If you burned a timeout and they didn’t change it because it wasn’t one way or the other, and that’s kind of what we were all saying. We thought about it; it’s just it wasn’t clear. We had burned a timeout earlier or maybe two because of the noise and we got down on the clock, so we just didn’t do it. It wasn’t clear, and if it’s not clear I’m not going to do it.”

(On who graded the highest on defense yesterday) – “I would say that there was a lot of guys that played well, but I would say Jason Allen probably graded the best.”

(On whether he had a package of plays in place for Tyler Thigpen yesterday as the number two quarterback) – “I’m out of the loop in that information (laughing). Good try.”

(On the quarterback protection being better last week than against Buffalo) – “I think one thing that happened yesterday is a couple of our uncovered players, we really stressed that our uncovered guys had to find work in this game and had to be active. A lot of times the uncovered players were (Richie) Incognito and (Joe) Berger so they ended up finding some work there and kind of saving a hit here, saving a hit there. I just think the two tackles (Jake Long and Vernon Carey) really against those two players (Jared Allen and Ray Edwards) for the most part in the game played pretty well. Jared got a sack on a run where he (Chad Henne) put it down and ran and he (Jared Allen) retraced. I think on that play Jake had him blocked pretty good; it was a good hustle play by Jared which he’s going to make. Other than that, the two tackles being able to do what they did freed up some of those free players to help on the two big guys (Kevin and Pat Williams) in there occasionally, and then we did some things, sliding the protection where we put a little bit of pressure. I’ll tell you a guy that played good yesterday on offense and he didn’t catch a pass yesterday was Anthony Fasano. Anthony Fasano didn’t catch one ball yesterday and played a pretty good football game. This guy had nine protection reps yesterday and played pretty good in the protection. That’s hard to do because he’s got to block big people and then he played well in the run game yesterday which was one of the reasons why I think we ran the ball the way we did.”

(On whether John Jerry ever seemed phased yesterday) – “No, but John had some fundamental things that he didn’t do well at times out there, but he kind of stepped in there (and competed). What I like about John is his look is really good at the games and he’s playing against obviously two of the best players that you’re going to be able to play against at this position, and I thought he competed hard in there. It’s just the fundamental things he’s got to get cleaned up a little bit here to help him. I think that just gives him, by cleaning those things up gives him a few more tools in his toolbox. He competed hard.”

(On how pleased he is with Koa Misi) – “Another guy, and again this is just going back to this John Jerry question, another guy that on the surface when you look, this goes back to my point where sometimes effort can cover a few things up. Where if John Jerry blows something out there, it’s blown; I mean you’re not going to (cover it up), the quarterback’s going to get hit. That happened one time yesterday; he didn’t blow it mentally, he just, the guy on the other side who’s a heck of a player ends up beating him on a play. With Koa his motor, his tenacity is what really has covered up a few of these things. Fundamentally I want him to get better; I want him to keep getting better. He did some things better in this game than he did in the last game fundamentally. Those are all positives, but the pass rush, the quarterback pressures, the hits on the quarterback, being around the football, all those things I think got a little bit better in this game. That’s the production that you get when you put the guy out there like that, and I think, I just think the guy’s going to get better here as we go on. He’s got to be conscious of what’s going on out there at practice to help him get better.”

(On his level of concern with the offense only scoring two touchdowns in two games) – “I’m concerned; yeah, hey I want to score more points than that, no question about it, and I think we have to. I think that, I have great confidence that this group will continue to get better. I just don’t have a crystal ball in front of me here, and they have to understand the urgency right now in that we are really close in a lot of situations, really close. We’ve got to get over the hump in some of those situations, and I think we will. Right now this team has proven to me that in a lot of these hurdles, they work their way through them. This group will its their way through them.”

(On how an experienced wide receiver like Brandon Marshall can help a lesser experienced quarterback like Chad Henne) – “Yeah I think that, I mean Brandon in his conversations with Chad it’s kind of, and it’s good ball talk, it’s this is how they’re playing me; this is how I’m seeing and sometimes the receiver sees it one way and the quarterback sees it another way. For the two of those guys to get on the same page in that situation, I think helps and then having (Wide Receivers Coach) Karl Dorrell down on the field has really helped this process because Karl’s kind of the mediator there. He can kind of say, ‘Here’s the pictures fellas; this is really what’s going on,’ because I think at that point there it brings the whole group together: the receivers, the quarterbacks; it really brings them both together. I think that that’s been really helpful. I mean I think the conversation that Brandon and Chad have down there are usually the enthusiastic, hey I’m doing this, this guy can do this to me, this is how they’re playing me. I think that’s, that’s good communication; I’d rather have that than the guy sitting over there in the corner not talking.”

(On there being no worries with Brandon Marshall being experienced talking to Chad Henne who is not as experienced) – “No, no, no, I don’t think so. I think Chad needs, Chad likes that kind of conversation. He wants to know what those guys are seeing. I mean it isn’t any different than Chad Pennington doing it; Chad Pennington’s not, you’re not going to come off the field and Chad Pennington’s not going to not be saying something to you.”

(On whether he got off the field yesterday in Minnesota before he started thinking about the New York Jets) – “I just, I mean yeah I did. It was shortly thereafter, that’s for sure.”

(On his early thoughts about facing the Jets this weekend) – “Obviously they’re a good football team; this is another playoff team that we’re playing, another team in our division that we’re chasing. This is a good team, a well coached team. It will be a good football game, another physical football game.”

(On what it would take for him to be on Hard Knocks) – “I’m staying away from that one.”

(On whether he wants his defense to take it personally when Minnesota decides to go for in on fourth and two in the first quarter) – “No, I don’t want them to take it personally because I think that’s where you can lose your, maybe lose sight of what’s going on a little bit out there. I mean in that situation in a fourth and two there’s about 15 things they could have did, especially with Brett (Favre). I think all those things we had to make sure we had contingencies for in some of those situations. Taking it personally at that point maybe gets you caught up in some of that and you may get burnt. I think from our end it was (a) more businesslike approach in that we knew that if we had a stop there, for us we look at those things like turnovers. When you stop them on fourth down, and we did it twice yesterday, I mean it’s not going to show in the stat sheet that you had six turnovers yesterday, but that’s the way we look at it.”

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Kris,

If I ever rob another bank or casino, I want you operating the Uzi's!

This Is Our House!!!!

Can I drive the getaway car?

R&R,

Of course you're driving.

You didn't think I was going to give the keys to Aloco did you?

theres 7 teams 2-0. if saints win make it 8. i hope the niners pull it off.

Rex Ryan should have taken a job with Minnesota.
That way we could call him Minnesota Fats.

Rex "Jumbo Jet" Ryan.

i read an article that says" Dolphins Defense get them to 2-0.
its nice to get the W however but this cant continue. Henning needs to wake up before its to late. Henne is the one. Believe!

Mark Sanchez serves hot dogs aboard Rex "Jumbo Jet" Ryan Airways.

Oh yeah - Mark Sanchez likes hot dogs alright.....
the kind without the bun!

Hey Mark Sanchez, don't forget to attend the next Britney Spears concert.

i think henning isnt around next year. anyone watching mnf?

The cure for Gang Green?
A large dose of Dolphin's Defense.
Guaranteed to work in one hour or less.

And finally,

New Jersey Jets Suck!

TD Gore! Go Canes!

This further ascertains how difficult it is to win road games. Even the world champion saints are barely making it on the road against the 49ers. The Dolphins are for real.

FYI ---Of the 8 teams to start 2-0 our Miami Dolphins are the ONLY team to do that without playing a home game yet!!!!

FB, you're not kidding! They win 25-22 by barely making a FG! Saints won, but played terribly!

Cali fin, i think we have one of the toughest schedule! good comment!

personally i thought the niners played great.. good offense

I went to sleep last night concerned about the Fins offense and how they struggled to score points vs Vikings, but today I woke up and realized that the Saints scored only 15 points against them at their own home.

My predictions this week; Fins offense will come back to life and the defense will continue to dominate and will confuse the Wets; who are forced out of the stadium for selling Rex Ryan's favorite, Big Fatty Chalupas...

Go Fins!!! The Bitter Orange Attack is coming to town!!!

Miami is doing great, we will get better amd score more as the season matures...dont worry guys, we are sitting prerty now. Go Fins!!!!!
And we will sweep the jets again this year folks!!

BREAKING NEWS: Go Dolphins

Suprano speaks like a 10 year old.

he has no grace.

he reminds me of my mechanic. Blue collar. More like an offensive line coach than a head coach. At least he is not calling time outs on turnovers like last year nor relative blunders....then again, the season is still early.

Will someone please pry Henning and make sure he is still alive. His play calling is so more conservtive!!!!!!!

LeBron plays basketball Marshall plays FOOTBALL.

lol the driver is the first one shot r&r

he said what?

I'm not sure what Shula is talking about. This isn't nuclear physics. I don't want a football coach speaking like a Harvard professor. Sparano is a terrific coach. You can tell his guys are behind him (that's #1). He's aggressive, definitely understands the game and tough, which has given the team it's character (that I love). This is a smash mouth team that other teams don't like playing (we're not a style team like the Colts or Patriots). Sparano says just enough to answer the question, but understands his job is to tell nothing. Ironic Shula made those comments, since this the best coach SINCE Shula, hands down.

Reports are that Jets WR Braylon Edwards is in police custody, arrested last night for DUI. He may get suspended by the league before Sunday's game!

looks like the yets are Gift wrapping a "W" for us...

braylon edwards is an immature idiot but I WANT him playing this week. However, Vincent Jackson is suspended for the exact same thing for 4-6 weeks or whatever it was. I don't want no excuses without edwards and possibly revis (hamstring). Even worse I don't want to underestimate the jets thinking it's going to be easy. They still got a good team. I don't see Sparano allowing his players taking a potentially under manned jets team for granted. I want revis and edwards both there for my first trip to Miami.

Where's the best Cuban food in the city?

BLOWOUT THE jets BABY!!!!
34- 0 DOLPHINS!!!
To become 2 - 0 in the division.

"THEM THERE DOLPHINS ARE BALLIN OUT!!!!"

I, for one, am glad that a lot of the Jets starters aren't playing this Sunday! Who cares? If we sweep the Jets and win enough games to get to the play-offs, the fact that Revis, Edwards, etc. didn't play in one or both of our games won't mean diddley-squat! Let 'em run their mouths (they seem to be good at that). It gives them an excuse to whine, which they're gonna do anyways. Let them have an extra excuse. As long as they're sitting at home watching us play in January, I don't care. I'll take it. Go Fins!!!

Sanchez has never seen the kind of defense he is gonna be seeing Sunday night. Hopefully he reverts back to throwing INTs and of hos back foot.

The team is wearing their orange jersyes on Sunday night and they're asking fans to show up in orange too. And, Budweiser is giving out orange towels at the game. They're calling it the Orange Offensive! Go Fins!

payuengsnwings

Really?
Guess I'm goin' out in a blaze of glory.

the show biz is starting w/the orange color crap.now comes lady gaga and lopez.it's all bad luck .

the camera man should stay off M.antony and lady gaga and stay with Dansby and wake '

Orange offensive, that's great

I can get out my orange robe n hood n hide

And utter racists comments

KKK Home

something tells me our offense is gonna make us proud this time.oh boy, ive waited along time for this special feeling about our season... Go Fins! All Day!

THE FIRST QB TO BE SENT HOME .
TRENT EDWARDS OF THE BILLS .

TO BE SENT HOME SOON TO RAISE GOATS;
FAVRE
HASSELBACK

THIS game is the most important game in fins history in last 15 years.

1-players should come out w/same energy as MIN.
2-Show biz people should stay f...kg home.
3-dan henning should do his gob as he sees fit .

Words from Hartline's mouth:

``To put it on one individual topic wouldn't be correct,'' Hartline said. ``From a receiver's point of view, I'd always love to air the ball out a little more or have a little more of an attack mentality.

``But, in the end, we're winning games and the coaches are going to do what they think is best to win.''

So, no one could have said it any better. The players want to air it out more. Henning is standing in the way of the offense progressing, plain and simple (they'll never get confidence or better at the pass game unless they DO IT DURING GAMES! And frankly, that's a stupid philosophy, because there's almost no chance Dolphins go to the SuperBowl this year. But if they gel, get more experience and comfort working with each other, and keep the team intact, I think next year definitely would be a serious SuperBowl-run year (of course, unless there's a lockout) for this team.

PFT has the Dolphins at #7 in the power rankings.

DC Dolfan. it's not a high school football.air it my a z z.easy to say .let coaches worry about that .don't you think the coaches wants to win .


P.S...hartline should catch the ball and not drop it and shut his mouth .

How dumb can u be?? Jets owner has a safe ride program where all a player has to do is pick up the phone and the team will provide him a ride. what an ass

bobbyd12, the guy could be having 3 way sex last night .in that case he can't use the ( safe ride program ) .

Great posts from everybody you guys make this blog what it is.

GO PHINS GO!!!

ALoco, Exactly, it's not high-school football. Not sure what you saw in high-school, but all the high-school teams around here run.

I know you're a football watcher (from your posts), I just ask you to go back and watch the elite teams for the last 5 years. The only team you can say that doesn't have an offense that can put up big points is Baltimore. They have a crushing defense. Maybe that's our template, but the margin of error in that style game is very, very slim.

That's why I'd rather see us be a more level offense (equally good at the run and the pass). I think with our o-line, we can pass more without the threat of sacks. We now have the WR talent to pass too. But dude, listen to Henning (and go check his history). He's never had an elite offense (is that the teams he was on, or his philosophy?). He said he'd rather run every down if he could. This is his scheme. Look what happened from last year to this with a new DC. Similar team (some new players, true). But blitzes and getting at the QB and tackling now is MUCH BETTER. That didn't just happen in 1 offseason from the new players. It's the scheme brother. Nolan knows what works in the NFL TODAY, and it's proven to be effective.

What I'm saying, is Dan Henning's scheme hasn't proven to be effective in 3 years (2+ whatever) in Miami, or before that in Carolina (where they were ok, but not great). So how far do you think the guy can take the offense? Plus, Henne NEEDS to get better. This is his time. If we keep effing around with him (see Jason Allen) then he won't develop right. Look at all the previous young QBs (Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Phillip Rivers, Drew Brees). These guys were allowed to throw the ball early and often, and in a few years, they became elite QBs in this league. Not sure if Henne is up to their level, but from college, I can tell you his arm is as strong as any of them. That means he needs to learn defenses and see what works, what he can complete, what he shouldn't attempt. Until he gets that chance, he's learning nothing (and will only be good to manage the game for his career).

We all talk about getting another Marino. How can we tell is Henne is the answer if we don't test him out? I'm not saying throw him out there and say, "go pass 100% of the time." I'm saying, it's DEFINITELY time to open up the offense A LITTLE. If Henne can't be at least as good as Kyle Orton with Brandon Marshall, then something's wrong (cause Orton is trash compared to Henne). And it's not Henne's fault, it's the OC.

I just want us to beat the stinking Jets. That's all I want.

DC Dolfan, HENNE AIR IT TO HARTLINE IN MIN AND GOT A TD .YOU NEED HIM TO AIR IT THAT WAY ONCE OR TWICE A GAME AT MOST SO WE DON'T END UP IN LA LA INTERCEPTION LAND.

GO FINS.

why did we pick up B-MARSH if the o is just going to pound the ball . thats a pretty expensive deversion . A win is a win if they throw for 300 yrds or 120 yrds . Im just saying!!!!!!!!!!!

The one thing that sticks out in my mind is how the Defense has learned how to tackle much better so far this season.I know Peterson made some of the players look silly,but thats because he's Adrian Peterson.I am really looking forward to the Jets game because this is our time to shine.When the NFL put this game on the schedule,I guarantee you it was for the purpose of letting the loud mouthed Jets showcase their talents....not us.This is our game to showcase what we've been working on since the trifecta came to town.Don't let us down boys.

Oh yeah,I forgot.A lot of my friends here in Mn won't answer their phone when I call,and the ones that do are quick to point out that we just got lucky.

TOMORROW ON NFL ;;;;;;;;;;


REPLAY MIAMI VS MIN ;;;;;;;;;;AT 9;15

9;15 PM

beerndrums, just got lucky or were just better??

INTs are part of the game. If you want TDs, you're gonna have to accept some INTs. Look, it's a moot point, because just like last year, teams will put more players in the box to stop our run. That will FORCE us to throw more to loosen up the defense. Now, you can either have a guy who's worried about every little throw because the coach is in his ear saying, "don't throw an INT," making the QB uncomfortable, or you can tell a QB you trust, "use your eyes, take what the defense gives you, if you see a play, make it happen."

Your way (only a few throws a game) will not get Henne into any rhythm and long-term, will hurt his ability to be more than a game manager. My way will either get him up to speed quicker, or find out if he's the wrong guy to be QB quicker. Either way, I think my way is better long-term.

Also, many INTs from previous years were because our WR (usually that chickensh*t Ginn) would either give up on a ball or not seriously contend it. But check that one Marshall play Sunday. When the ball was thrown basically to the defender. But because Marshall is a TRUE #1, he contested the pass and it went incomplete. I think, as long as you have good WRs, you'll have fewer INTs because they will contest more passes (and not let the receiver nudge them out of the way like the pansy Ginn used to).

Perhaps the Jets are minus Edwards & Revis along with Pace & Holmes. Well, we obviously know Jet fans will use this as an excuse if Miami beats them.

I'd just like to remind them now that we beat them twice last year w/a healthy Revis TWICE, a healthy Pace TWICE, w/ & w/out Jenkins.

3 things worry me in this game:

1. 1st game last year, the Jets couldn't stop the cat but totally shut it down the 2nd match up. I don't see the Wildcat working this game. Miami MUST gain positive yards to set up 3rd & 4 or less. Long 3rd downs = BLITZES!

2. No Ted Ginn to give us huge plays in the return game or fly past Revis like he had done. Special teams MUST provide better returns this week!

3. The Jets moved the Pats dline around pretty good 2nd half last week. Without Odrick, I'm fearful we may get pushed around. I don't see McDaniel stout enough on the run. Starks' speed has to beat Mangold into the hole to disrupt plays in the backfield.

Final Score? 16-14 Miami.

I don't give two cents about which wets play and which don't. I don't care if Rex Ryan's lap band explodes and he's put on IR for Sunday night.
This is a team sport and this is the team they built.

JT's out? Well what did you expect from an aging vet with injury concerns.

Jenkins is out? Big surprise there-NOT! The lard a s s was out last year, they should have had a better contingency plan.

Revis is out? Yeah because he held out. Hammy's are common injuries for vets that come in late and try to perform at a mid season level. If he were truly a professional he would have been there, in shape and ready to go, from day 1.

Edwards is in trouble? No surprise there. He was put on probation and ran out of Cleveland for assaulting someone in a "club" when you signed him-Duh!

No No No! The wets can't use this garbage as an excuse why we knock the snot out of their over-inflated egos. This is the team they built. These are the idiots they think can win them a Superbowl.

Gangrene you bet! The disease is evident in this organization from top to bottom.

If you don't believe me, just ask that Gorgeous Hispanic Lady reporter that got to experience it first hand!

IMHO I consider Suprano one of the top coaches I've ever paid attention to. He's a bit unpolished, but that's one of his many attributes. It seems to me he is incredibly intelligent, notice how he very quickly knows each player, what they've done, how many reps they've had, how many negative plays they've had. It is so interesting to me how he opens to how he's thinking, for instance how much he likes Msi and Odrick, but how they both make many technical mistakes. You have to see in interviews, to really pick up his meaning and attitude. You can see that he completely respects guys like Dansby and Long.

I think one thing that struck me as a take away from this presser is that he made the point about the offense, how perfect they have to be to be successful, one minus can wreck a drive, as he mentioned that holding call on the 12 play drive, the offense couldn't recover... where as the defense is so active, that even a couple guys can make technical mistakes on a play and cover up with their abilities, the offensive guys don't have that luxury.

That's obvious why the Defense is ahead of the Offense, usually the case, especially with so much youth on the team. But watching the tapes of the offense they have really improved from the buffalo game, and you can see they're getting better, they're progressing.

In the locker room, Suprano asked the team to enjoy the win, but at the same time mentioned to them (both offense and defense) of all the mistakes they made, keeping them aware there is much improvement needed, and that he had confidence they would do it with hard work. No doubt they will reduce mistakes because of Suprano and his incredible focus on every move these guys make, and he seems to remember all of it.

Looking at the films you can see this team has all the really good players it needs, there are really no weaknesses, only lack of experience is missing, and perhaps individual confidence. With games like the last two, no doubt this will be an interesting year.

I won't mention my opinion about the Jets, but I really prefer the approach the dolphins take in being emotional, but professional about the game, it seems the Jets have a lot of distractions that can't be good for the team's overall psyche, probably contributing to their penalties, being the drama queens of the AFC East.

Much better with the dolphins staying under the radar, but how long will the dolphins get away with that with an unbeaten record?

DC,

Excellent point on the WR's. If you can't make the play, you have to turn into a defensive back and make sure they don't make the INT.

For the record, I don't remember Ginn ever having done this, not once! No way, shape of form.

The press conference in which belicheat called Moss was the smartest receiver he's ever been around, was right after a game in which Moss drew a PENALTY for offensive pass interference. Brady overthrew Moss badly and the defender, who had 2 steps on him was obviously going to make the play. Moss tackled the guy before the ball was even close. Brilliant in my opinion!

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