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Tony Sparano defends the Wildcat package

The Wildcat isn't working very well anymore, folks. At least it wasn't working against the Jets to the point it seemed misplaced within Miami's play-calling.

But coach Tony Sparano today defended the use of the scheme that two years ago led to an improbable upset of the New England Patriots and last night seemed to contribute to Miami's downfall.

Sparano said the Wildcat's production was "average," and then he was asked if he believes the package was at any time a hinderance to the flow of the offense?

"No," Sparano said succinctly.

"I would tell you we ran reverse that was a minus play. We probably ran two or three others that were four-yard plays, which is what we're looking for," Sparano said. "I mean, we're not looking for 40-yard plays out of the thing. It's an efficient run. Ronnie had two or three efficient runs out of the thing. He threw a pass out of one of them that, to be quite honest with you, we threw down the field to Brandon, but if we threw the wheel route, it might have been a 30-yard gain. I ain't all stuck on that. Not at all."

The official game book didn't paint quite as rosy a picture of the Wildcat as Sparano did, however. Bottom line, the Dolphins ran out of Wildcat eight times by my count. It gained seven total yards. It accounted for one incomplete pass. Of the eight plays, four accounted for no gain or a loss of yardage.

The plays according to the game book:

Second quarter

First and 10 from the Jets 18 yard line:Ronnie Brown loses one yard.

Second and 11 from the Jets 19 yard line: Brown gains four yards.

Third quarter

Second-and-15 from the Jets 35 yard line. Brown has no gain.

Two plays later on first-and-10 from the Jets 20: Brown gains 5 yards.

On second-and-five from the Jets 15: Brown gains four yards.

On the next possession:

First and goal from the Jets 7 yard line: Brown gains one yard.

On the following possession:

First and 10 from the Miami 24 yard line: Brown throws incomplete to Marshall.

Fourth quarter

First and 10 from the Jets 36: Cobbs on the end around loses six yards.

It should be noted Brown gained 14 yards on five Wildcat carries. His carries out of the base formation accounted for 40 yards on six carries.

So that seems to build a case against Wildcat. But you must remember, the Dolphins lately are using the Wildcat package to even the odds on run plays. Seems most teams on early downs are stacking the box against the Dolphins on run downs. That means Miami is always at a one-man disadvantage in that with the QB under center, the defense always has one more defender than Miami has either blocking or running.

With the QB out of the way in the wildcat package, the Dolphins even the odds. So,yes, Wildcat is a downhill running offense.

Of course, that begs the question, why the reverses to Cobbs or Marshall.

By the way. The Dolphins seem to like Wildcat. Still. They get the only votes on the matter. Everyone else is kinda out-voted.


Sparano was asked the reason cornerback Jason Allen was on receiver Braylon Edwards much of the night -- a matchup that Allen lost -- rather than using superior cornerback Vontae Davis on Edwards. Coach said it was because coaches thought Allen's size made it possible for him to compete better with Edwards.

That didn't excuse Allen's tough outing.

"Jason would tell you he needs to do better," Sparano said.

Jason, by the way, doesn't need to tell me. I saw it. He needs to to much, much, much better to stick Randy Moss or Wes Welker or Brandon Tate next Monday night.


Ah, hidden yardage was no friend of the Dolphins Sunday.

Sparano said the Dolphins yielded 140 yards on special teams. That is the equivalent to a touchdown and then some.


Ricky Williams fumbled once (officially) but had another moment in which he also lost his grip on the ball early enough that it was ruled a fumble before being overturned. Williams has three such losses of the ball in two weeks, although the ball has actually changed possession only once.

That's is enough for Sparano.

"Yes, it concerns me," he said.

Williams needs to keep both hands on the ball unless he is fine with not playing in the fourth quarter of games as he did Sunday night.


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Three things we learned from this game:

1. The Dolphins are NOT a playoff team

2. Chad Henne is NOT an elite quarterback

3. The Miami Dolphins are not a TOUGH team

Thanks for not showing up when it mattered fellas.

First off, I hope Sparan is saying this to keep the opposing defenses to gameplan the Wildcat. After 3 games, the use of the Wildcat has at least be altered significantly if not scrapped altogether.

I understand the idea of eveing the odds with 8 men in the box. However, with running in a conventional set, even if the defense has an extra man, they must still respect the pass. So, of those 8 men, one or two will react a little slower to the run. With the wildcat, all 8 men abandon the pass immediately and run blitz. Advantage nullified.

Second, Allen was matched up against Edwards becuase of his size and strength? Does technique not count for anything. if size wsa your major reason for matching up, you should have put Paul Soliai out there against Edwards. Always go best against best and even more reason to go best against best when the disparity in talent between your two players is so large. Major blunder and stupidity by this coaching staff. Agreed though that Allen must man up better. As mando said, even at the least, covering Tate and Welker may be tougher than covering Edwards.

Agreed on the Williams benching though. he needs to do better.

Mark in Ottawa, that is not valid. You can't ask any QB to do more than Henne did yesterday.

I always knew the idiots in Canada lived in Ottawa, thanks for another example.

Mark in Ottowa your a moron henne played well problem was the offensive coordinator calling nothing but pass plays inside the 7 yard line when the d clearly was playing the pass. defensive coordinator was easing off the pressure when what's been working for them is attacking. And if you think they weren't playing resiliently last night and playing tough you sir need to stick to armchair quarterbacking amongst your budweiser dog and mullet

FaN, you have to excuse Mark In Ottawa. Ottawa is Canada's capital and like all political cities it seems to attract know it alls and lacks vision. Ottawa is also the city where we send our visually and learning impaired.

Mark in Toronto, we both will I suppose, but honestly I don't know how much longer I can excuse henning I don't disapprove of the wild cat entirely but in the middle of a drive that's flowing use it for short yardage not 10-15 yards and when they had a chance for a first at the end of the game inside the 3 they should have ran or at least had a running back in the back field to give some sort of idea to the defense that they might try a run as well as the three passes from the 2 yard line Ronnie and polite can get you 2 yards 80% of the time when defenses are stacking the box I like those odds vs trying to throw on a defense only rushing 3 or 4

in the nfl you can go "to the well"once too often. this is what has happened to the wildcat. it was fun and worked before teams figured it out. now we stop ourselves with it. we may be too stubborn to remove it. i'm glad they took the cuffs off henne but its late in coming. henne could have progressed quicker if we had let him throw downfield earlier in practice and games. usually you learn from your mistakes and he has needed to make some in training camp. therefore it will take alot more time for "henne" to feel the game. he needs to feel the pressure,slide his feet to get more time,see the field,learn to play-fake,learn to set up a screen,learn to look off a receiver,scamper to daylight etc. he has been taught to manage the game; not feel the game. he is very stiff and methodical;his computer has been programmed.

Three things I learned yesterday.

1.Jason Allen still sucks

2.The wildcat needs to go

3.Henne will be fine let him throw more

A big thanks to the refs last night too. That call on clemons was awful and gave the jets points.

Yep, I yelled like a psychopath everytime I saw the wildcat.

By the way, 7 net yards on 8 plays is not efficient offensive.

It doesn't help Henne's progression if you keep putting him in long yardage situations because of the dumb GIMMICK!

Run out of the base formation. You have a pro bowl running back and an offensive line with 2 first round picks in it for that reason!!!

363 yds and two TD's for Henne
166 yds for Marshall
86 yds for Bess
84 yds for Hartline

Everyone has been bitching that the Dolphins O needs to step up and play to the level of the D. Henne out passed Sanchez by over 100 yds last night, yet all we hear this morning is "Henne is not an elite quarterback". Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.

What I'm getting tired of are all of the supposed "fans" dissing the team every opportunity they get. The Dolphins look better right now than they have for years. They still have a ways to go, but I've seen things the last three weeks I've been waiting for for a long damn time. It sucks losing to the Jets, and to lose because of dumb mistakes hurts, but it wasn't a route (like many predicted). Despite the mistakes, the Dolphins almost pulled it off. And they had 436 total yds (to the Jets 402) against one of the "best defenses in the league", including an impressive final drive at the end of the game.

Sorry for the long post. And i don't want to sound like a pie in the sky kool-aid drinker. There is a lot of work to do. But there was a lot to be happy about last night. Just tired of the negativity.

Horrible call on Clemons and horrible non call on Cromartie when he interfered with Marshall on a long pass. Cromarite never turned around and bumped right into Marshall.

JD, I'm more upset with the coaching staff than the players today.

Jason Allen is back,... Sean Smith start getting ready

As I've said all year RicHie Ingonito is a MAJOR down-grade over Justin Smiley.

Cutting, D.Thomas was a mistake.
Putting Will Allen on IR, was a mistake.

Crowder we need you,... bad!!!
Dobbins/ Bamby combination is a weakness.
so is Jason Allen, I don't care what Farve thinks.

Fasano has to work on blocking, but he redeemed himself several times.

Misi - sucked. no pass rush and poor at setting the edge.

Clemmons & Davis are going to be outstanding for many years to come! Great games out of both!

Y.Bell, needs to sharper up. Can't make plays on the grown.

MANDO (Question of the week)
If Miami excelled so much with Dansby covering TE in the Pre-Season then why have they abandoned this tactic. We are still giving up way to many yards to TE (worst in the league, I think).

So the reason Jason Allen was used on Edwards was a size matchup thing, hmmmm.
I remember last season we all wondered why Sean Smith wasn't used against Moss for the size matchup and Tony S put Vontae on Moss, so theres no consistancy here.
Putting Vontae on Edwards was a no brainer, they avoided throwing at Vontae like the plague, he would have taken Edwards out of the game, IMO.
And as for the wildcat, come on guys its day is done, let Henne play we've all seen what he can do last season and yesterday!!!
And Mark in Ottawa, you're a moron go and support someone else!!!!
Go fins

Its not "the" wildcat that hurt us folks...it was "when" the wildcat was used is the issue here. When Henne is on a role driving downfield there is no reason to break that formation out and ruin his momentum. You could see the disgust on Henne's face when he was on the sideline waiting to go back in.

1. Wildcat needs to go between the 20's. STOP putting Henne in long down & distance situations! Only use it on the goal line!

2. We miss Crowder. He may not be elite, but he is a surer tackler than Dobbins & Carpenter COMBINED!

3. Ricky Williams needs to spell Ronnie now. Enough chances with all the fumbling. He did it early in his career and since the Titan game at the end of last season. Spell the workhouse, nothing more.

4. Why on earth did they play Lionel Dotson instead of Tony Mcdaniel?

5. Passing in the red zone at the end of the game is fine & necessary. But early in the 4th at the 2, you run it 4 times up the gut if you have too. DON'T BE CUTE! Even if you don't get in, you're pinning the Jets deep & can win the field position battle!

Young team, with bad play selection & a slip/fall which yields a TD and still took a Super Bowl favorite to the last play of the game. Encouraging that this offense FINALLY opened up. When Crowder is back & Odrick is healthy, I think we'll get on a roll. I like our chances against the Jets in the rematch. I don't care who covers Marshall, Revis or whoever, if he wants the ball, he's gonna come down with it.

Feed the Ronie and the Ricky

And!!!! Henning did not call 1 single pass to an open Marshall from inside the 10..really??? We hve a 50mil dollar receiver in BM that can catch pretty much anything and you dont throw at least one pass to him inside the 10!!! Henning should be fired for his play calling alone and timing of his playcalling...if not, we are in for many close losses like this people. It isnt hard to see why we beat ourselves in this one ladies...And for that Henning...we say F U!!! You caused us to loose this important game! I am disgusted people...we could have and should have won!

Outside of Dansby our linbackers played poor. The smith run on 3-15 was terrible as was Jason Allen not taking away the under on the third and long. That being said Henne looked more than solid, and we have all the tools on offense. I think we will still be relevant come playoff time.

Home you were exactly right on the score prediction.
Only problem is Jets scored the 31 points not the Dolphins and the Dolphins scored the 23 points not the Jets. So in my book you were right on Home getting both numbers right. LMAO

If henning is calling plays and doesnt change his strategy Joe...we will loose again. While I agree with what you said...it came down to bad play selection and a few execution issues with those bad play calls.
Can one of the sports writers here please do a story about hennings play calls, lets get this talked about out in the open and not pretend it didnt happen before its too late!

Henne is not the problem. And the defence will be fine. Our special team sucks big time. I think its time for a coaching change in that department ! Come on, how long has it been since we were 2-1 !

I personally love the direction that the fins are going but it is obvious that we are still lacking playmakers in key areas. Running back is suddenly looking like an area of weakness after being a strength for so many years. I believe its time to get rid of Ricky he is starting to become unreliable. My personal opinion is in the offseason sign Ronnie Brown to an extension and draft a RB in the first rd maybe Mark Ingram?

We also need another playmaking cornerback. Jason Allen had a rough night last night but he might be in over his head. We also need another stud inside linebacker to team up with Dansby. Crowder is not that player. He cannot stay healthy. We could also use a recieving TE that can stretch the field much like the jets did to us last night. And maybe another elite pass rusher to go with Wake.

I'm not trying to sound negative but just pointing out the obvious. I hope the fins can find solutions to the problems that are currently plagueing them. It would be nice to see the fins go all the way. And for you Henne haters look what he did last night with the chances that he got. He was a stud when he doesnt throw alot dont blame him blame the OC.

Cowkilla, we lost this game, but I agree with you in the fact that we beat ourselves. Let's give credit where credit is due. The Jets played well & except for the 1st quarter, so did we. In fact, I'd say that aside from that 1st quarter, Miami outplayed the Jets the rest of the game. This game, sadly, came down to 1 huge play, Jason Allen falling down.

We know divisional games against rivals are always close. Factoring in the play calling, the slip & the missed tackles by Dobbins & Carpenter, we should all be enthusiastic about the rest of the season. Miami proved they can hang with the big boys. We could have won that game as easily as we lost it. We weren't outplayed.

After a game like this it's too painful to go over the tape and stats. So I'm just going on hazy memories filtered through a drunken RAGE!
Special teams and Jason Allen hurt us big time.
Allen gets a brief benefit of the doubt due to his play in the first 2 weeks and the fact that other than Wake, no real pressure on (I can't even type the name).
Special teams, what can I say? No seriously, somebody help me out? I don't know what to say?
Armando is wrong and so are a lot of others. Brown avg. 5 yards a carry, Ricky 4.5. The last time I checked, pretty good avg's.
Despite a shaky start and waiting for Henning to feel the hole was sufficiently dug, Henne went 26 of 44 for 363 and 2 td's. Last time I checked those were good numbers as well.

Marshall-10 for 166 and a TD.

Bess-6 for 86.

Hartline-5 for 84.

When your RB's are avg. 5 yards a clip, your QB is throwing the ball all over the place without INT's and your WR's are catching everything, why couldn't we score more than 23 points?
Last week in Minn. 1st 10, Minn. 35. Sacked 8 yard loss. 2nd and 18-DRAW 2yard loss. 3rd 20, FB up the middle. No TD here!

This week against the $%^#, 2nd and goal at the 2-PASS! 3rd and goal-PASS. No TD here either! I'm not even going to start on the p u s s y cat stuff. I'll just say it's used when it shouldn't be. It's not when it should be.

I can't explain it, but It has to be something like Henning thinking he's the smartest guy on the planet. He MUST THINK he can OUT-THINK everyone and ends up out-thinking himself right into a field goal or worse, a punt. Seriously people, this is the clinical definition of SENILITY! I'm not saying this to take shots at Henning, at least not anymore, I'm saying this as a fan that loves his Miami Dolphins. Hennings narcissism is quickly turning into ONE of our biggest liabilities.

I think I did see a good sign, though, I'll have to go back and look at the tape when the pain eases up a little more. I think I noticed quite a few times after obviously atrocious play calls, that the camera zoomed in on Tony. Like I said, I'm not sure if Tony was thinking the exact same thing as I was, but I am sure that he had the same dumbfounded look on his face as I did!

I love Sporano and if he's half the coach I think he is, special teams will be getting a lot of extra work this week and Hennings will be getting more than an earful!

Tony, you know those handcuffs that came off of Henne last night? Put them on Henning and reel in the leash!!!!

Hungover and depressed, Welcome to my Nightmare!

Things learned from yesterdays game:

1. Special Teams have been awful and have not improved in the 3 years that the Trifecta have been here. How can we not do better than Cobbs as kick returner? He is absolutly ZERO threat to break one.

2. Where was the pass rush? Woody handled Wake 1 on 1. Still waiting to hear Misi's name called today.

3. We did a terrible job setting the edge last night. LT killed us on the outside runs. On the flip side, Solia/Dansby were solid in the middle. They got nothing going up the middle.

4. We finally have a solid set of WR's.

5. Fasano is a terrific blocker and awful pass catching TE (ZERO threat). Much like the kick returner situation, how can we not have an upgrade here after 3 years???

6. Sad but true, we simply got outcoached last night, offense, defense and special teams. Im worried Sparano has a ceiling on how good he can be. Seems like we always play down to the level of competition. We never win/lose big. This is on the coaches.

7. Vontae turning into a true shutdown corner. Much like last week, Sanchez never tested him.

Why are people so upset? Here is what I learned from the game:

1. Marshall is still a stud. As is Bess and Hartline. We sorely lack a playmaking TE who would have put that ball in the endzone to tie up the score. A Dallas Clark or Antonio Gates would have been a real difference maker. But our receivers are good. Our O-Line is solid...

2. Although solid, the O-Line is far from perfect. Where are the running lanes for Ronnie and Ricky to run through? In the ten yard line we should be able to punch a team in the face with Ronnie. He's a great back. O-Line needs to get some attitude and start dominating.

3. Chad Henne is a solid quaterback with a good future. He was out of sync early. But he recovered and threw for over 300 yds with 2 tds and 1 int. He has lots of growing to do. He may not be on the same level as a Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco, but he's good. He should solid for years to come.

4. But Ricky Williams needs to stop fumbling. period. It got old. One last week. 2 this week. That ball should not be coming out. We will need a replacement for him next year...

5. Defense was up and down. Mental mistakes. Blown assignments. Little things added up to 31 points. They are a young defense that will learn from this. They are not yet elite. But certainly a no-name defense that has big play potential.

The future is bright for this team. Fin fans should be proud of the way their team played. The Jets are a supposed SuperBowl favorite. And we nearly beat them. Should have beat them. We are 2-1 and the season is not over in 3 games.


I agree with the Needs. Based on the team right now, the priorities should go in this order:

1. TE
2. RB
3. ILB
4. OLB
5. DB

Between FA & the draft, this may be doable to acquire them in 1 offseason.

Home so much for Sean Smith covering anybody. LMAO
First play after NT Paul makes a great stop, Sean Smith got burned for 16 yards trying to cover a tight end. 24 seconds in the half Sean Smith gets burned by LT for huge first down.After that Clowney made a big play on, you guessed it Sean Smith. Then they benched him again. Too bad Allen slipped, that was costly and the pass interference on Allen was totally bogus. There was no Pass Interference. Allen made a lot of good tackles and almost had another two interceptions. Henne played like crap at the beginning of the game and missed Hartline first deep throw for a touchdown. Last throw by Henne was into triple coverage. Should have went to Bess more often. Please do not try to trade us Sean Smith, Home. We will stick with Jason Taylor the sack master of Brady and Henne, thank you.

*** The Dynastie Be Jets !!!! ***

sparano will lose his job if he sticks to wildcat and henning.

Mark in Toronto pissed me off calling Dobbins my boy!

ScarFace: I NEVER liked that guy!

Ok, MAYBE, I DID, so I desrved it, but damn Mark, so soon after a loss like this, OuuuuCH!

I've been torturing people babbling about Dobbins, so you get what you play for.

Just for the record: Crowder looks like he's "improved" quite a bit in the past day and a half!

Oh, Home i see you had 31-24 score prediction, so you were off by a point.
The score was 31-23

*** The Dynastie Be Jets !!!!! ***

1.We played to lose the game. We took turns to screw up at the wrong time

2.Play calling was horrible in the red zone

3.The coaches handcuffed Chad in the first Qtr and only after we were down 14 points they opened the passing game, Wannstedt like

4.Wild Cat is a momentum killer, every time we got into a rhythm we stalled it with it
5.Our backs are fumbling the ball because they are not allowed to stay long enough to get their rhythm

6.Bell is playing terrible this year

7.JT allowed to be the sole captain at the coin toss was a slap in the face from Ryan

8.Where was the pass rush?

9.Jason Allen is a backup

10.The wolf is bulimics and anorexics

To Mark in Ottawa.
NO ONE can blame Chad Henne for the lost of yesterday game, everyone who know a little of football know that Chad Henne is not right now an elite quaterback, but is a decent QB for only play 16 games in his NFL career., he did a great job protecting the ball and making good decisions...Trowing 350 plus yards against the Jets Defense I think it said something good for his future. I recommend to you keep watching the CFL, instant the NFL, and when you learn a little bit more post your comments.
Now my modest opinion:
How can be possible if the QB. is moving the football, the OC. take away the ball from the hands of who are making the good decisions and moving the team downfield to play the wildcat without success for the last 5-6 games ( included last years final games).
This OC is still with the Dolphins because is friend of Bill Parcells.The best thing can happen to the Dophins is this guy applied for retirement.

DLT...sure man we all agree with that stuff and a we did see a good performance from henne and others...BUT that doesnt win games my friend. Playcalling and the timeing is key, all im saying if someone doesnt put a dolphin fin deep, deep up Hennings butt and special teams butt all this crap will continue.
Dont get me wrong, some good came out of this game...BUT if you think Bill and Brady wont expose and twist the knife deeper on our obvious faults as a team you are dreaming. They will attack our short bus special teams and playcalling to the max...if we dont correct things fast we could see a bad turn downward.

anyone notice how the jets wouldnt let us get pressure on sanchez? it was drop back and throw immediately everytime, we'll adjust for the next game and play better

Home you got the score right, but you picked the fish, LMAO

Coach also said Gibril and Ginn would be fune. Lets not get all caught up, Wildcat could easily disappear next week.

Many times Henne was stuck with no WR help whatsoever. Nobody got open and it seemed at times the wrs such as Bess not Hartline actually. but everyother WR just stopped after their route was done adn avoided getting open Marshall was Double teamed the whole game up top and he still pulled down that much yrdage imagine if we had another real threat it would open up the offense that much more causing defenses to stutter when calling matchups I don't like it at all the offense has no variable viable threat in the air and it is so obvious. Bess had a great 3rd conversion catch and Hartline had some plays too, but it realy doesn't mean anything when they are in single coverage all game. That should be a gimme any WR could take what was given to us by Ryan.

and to the JET ASS H O L E, u just played ur Superbowl, u will struggle against Buffalo next week and may lose. STFU 40 yeaes of choking is all u got.

I'm shocked at all of you guys bailing on Jason now. The thing that magnifies everything is how close this game was. Edwards caught 2 passes. One Jason slips...stuff happens. I remember when all of the guys were slipping and everyone was like "what's wrong with our Db's. They are always slipping.' All of you guys saying Vontae wasn't the real deal b/c of...guess what...slipping on plays in preseason or letting a pass get over on him over the top. Where was his help from the safety over the top when he slipped? Maybe that's why he took the position on the other pass. That's 2 catches...a slip and a third down conversion. Then the pass interference call in the endzone...ok which one of you weren't yelling at the screen that it was lame as Braylon caught the ball and he knocked the ball out. Whatever. Lets look at the numbers. He's had 3 out of six picks, 1 negated b/c of holding which means he would be the league leader right now. He is leading all CB's in tackles going into week 3. He is either 1 behind or tied with the most passes defended by cornerbacks in the league. He slips and allows a 3rd down conversion and its string him up. Sean Smith is still struggling guarding the TE's and you want him back. Come on guys. That's just not right

3rd and 2 yrds 7:00 left in game and you don't give it to Ronnie or Polite to grab the first down???? worst call of the game in my opinion

No one is talking about special teams...that is what sucked most in this game.

Unfortunately Rex nailed it at the press conf... He said that Miami didnt score when it counted! guess what guys...thay falls on playcalling Period!
Inside the 10 yrd line and NOT one throw to BM...thats unacceptable. BM proved once again that he can out jump double coverage and he didnt even get a look from henning down there when the game counted. Unacceptable guys! Place the blame where it needs to be, henning and special teams. We could get by with the LB crew and others we hve if we fixes playcalling and special teams ladies!

Agree beerphin. Absolutely agree. Ronnie can run the ball..WHY WON"T THEY USE him. His yards per run is above 4. It is crazy

Thank you cowkilla

Frustrating loss, but Langford holds on to Sanchez' panic toss and Phins win.

I hate to say this (again) but I told you people two (2) years ago about Parcells buddies. Henning and Pass The Baloney in particular. Got rid of Baloney a year too late and because he's so tight with Parcells, Henning is still here.

Somebody mentioned it earlier and I'll repeat it: Sparano, don't let Henning cost you your job. Fire him now and save your job and this team.

drsamii, your right bout Jason, too. He slipped and that third conversion was a mental error. Shouldn't be crucified. Sean Smith however looked like garbage out there. I'd trade him if he still has any value left whatsoever. He can't play the nickel or won't play the nickel. Keller and Smith looked like probowlers against him. I personally want to see Sapp play nickel... If not Sapp Nolan Carroll I don't care just never Sean Smith again. Convert him to free safety or something

2008 - Special teams stink
2010 - Special teams stink.

John Bonamego special teams coach 2008 - present. How is this possible?

Drsamii nice coments on Jason Allen. Your right. If anybody was on the live blog when Allen appeared to pick off the pass in the 4th, he was praised as the starter for the AFC in the pro bowl, funny how things change. I do disagree with your assesment of Smith covering tight end Keller. the 16 yard gain, if you look again, Smith was playing outside technique, his hips were on the outside of the reciever, which tells me he was expecting help from the linebacker, Dobbins was late coming over and the coverage was blown, Chalk that up to a missed assignment. In the second half, adjustments were made, and Keller had only 1 catch.

does any dolphin fan ever go to a Jet forum and comment there? you have to be seriously challanged to go over to another teams site and comment. no wonder Jets and their fans are hated all over the country. They are class less losers. Get a life

Ronnie Brown had 11 carries last night only 2 other touches besides that. He has a total of 37 rushing attempts total in three games... Anyone else see this as retarded?

Hey Zach @ 02:15PM Really?. I try to remember the game, and there are some moments that Sanchez seems to have all the nigth to make the throw, but in the most of the cases, you may be right! It deserves a second look, but your point is very interesting! thank you

Cut the crap with the high school wildcat plays. you don't see Brady or Sanchez coming out of the game for the playground plays. Wake up Tony and let the QB get into his plays and run the plays. fumbles, missed tackles, and terrible secondary play on that last drive cost victory. Marshall, Bess, Hartline played well as a unit. continue to throw the ball.


actually brady, the jets run the wildcat a lot.

more than even miami maybe.

beerphin, wow, i must say that is a low total and should be rectified because he has looked good when getting him the ball. the jet defense was so beat up yesterday to the point where the special teams guy pulls a hammy to get them more rest. and still, ronnie doesn't get the ball.


And while I'm on a roll, STs seems to be an after thought with this bunch. This is a direct result of piss poor personnel decisions including the ST coach.

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